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Progress, West Virginia

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Welcome to Progress ...

So far, we have found very little information about Progress. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Progress to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Progress, please Contact Us.

Progress would have been located within present day Braxton County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Progress is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Progress was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Progress still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Progress ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Progress and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Arnett   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Exchange   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Progress.

Communities Also Named Progress ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Progress - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Mississippi (3), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Utah and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Progress. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Progress. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Progress.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Progress:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Progress, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Progress - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Progress) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Progress. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7593, Longitude: -80.8659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Progress have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Progress.

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