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Welcome to Ranson (aka 'Corporation of Ranson') ...

Ranson is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ranson has a population of 5,239 people<3> (see below for details).

Ranson was established in 1890 and was incorporated in 1910.

The community of Ranson has also been called Corporation of Ranson.

Ranson is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ranson: (304) and (681)<5>

Websites for Ranson ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jeffersoncounty.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Ranson, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ranson had an population of 5,239 people. This is an increase of 18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ranson had a population of 4,440 people (which is 8.3% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Ranson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ranson represents 0.24% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,440 people, the population of Ranson increased 26.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,518 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ranson.

Communities near Ranson ...

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

  • Winchester [Winchester City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Ranson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,078 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<7>
  • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
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    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Ranson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<7>
  • Purcellville [Loudoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcellville
    • Purcellville [Loudoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Ranson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,178 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purcellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purcellville<7>
  • Brunswick [Frederick County]
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    • Brunswick [Frederick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Ranson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,491 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Berryville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Clarke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Ranson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berryville<7>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Ranson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<7>
    • Lovettsville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovettsville
      • Lovettsville [Loudoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Ranson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovettsville<7>
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Ranson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<7>
    • Keedysville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keedysville
      • Keedysville [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Ranson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keedysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keedysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keedysville<7>
    • Bolivar [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Ranson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar

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 Ranson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ranson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ranson. 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 Ranson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ranson ...

Looking for more information about Ranson? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ranson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ranson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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 Jefferson, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ranson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ranson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ranson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ranson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ranson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ranson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2951, Longitude: -77.8606       In this case, the coordinates for Ranson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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