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Welcome to Powellton ...

Powellton is located in Fayette County<1>.

The location of Powellton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Powellton is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Powellton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Powellton: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Powellton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Powellton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Powellton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Powellton on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Powellton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Powellton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Powellton - they are located in California, Illinois and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Powellton.

Communities near Powellton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Powellton.

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Powellton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Powellton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<6>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Powellton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<6>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Powellton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Powellton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<6>
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Powellton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<6>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Powellton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Powellton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<6>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Powellton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Powellton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Powellton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Powellton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Powellton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Powellton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Powellton. See our Newspapers Page for Powellton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Powellton ...

Looking for more information about Powellton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Powellton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Powellton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Powellton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powellton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powellton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Powellton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Powellton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powellton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0990, Longitude: -81.3240       In this case, the coordinates for Powellton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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