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Welcome to Ravenswood ...

The city of Ravenswood is located in Jackson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ravenswood has a population of 3,643 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ravenswood.

Ravenswood is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Ravenswood: 26164<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ravenswood had an population of 3,643 people. This is a decrease of 6.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ravenswood had a population of 3,876 people (which is 13.27% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Ravenswood the county's most populous community.

The population of Ravenswood represents 0.21% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,876 people, the population of Ravenswood decreased 3.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,031 people).

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

Adding Ravenswood 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 Ravenswood 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 Ravenswood elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Ravenswood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Ravenswood - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Ontario.

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

Communities near Ravenswood ...

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

  • Ripley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Ravenswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<8>
  • Middleport [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
    • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,408 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<8>
  • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<8>
  • New Haven [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [Mason County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mason [Mason County]
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      • Mason [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<8>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<8>
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<8>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Ravenswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Ravenswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<8>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Ravenswood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ravenswood ...

Looking for more information about Ravenswood? 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 Ravenswood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ravenswood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ravenswood. 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 Jackson, 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 Ravenswood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ravenswood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ravenswood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ravenswood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Ravenswood) 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 Ravenswood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ravenswood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ravenswood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9560, Longitude: -81.7619       In this case, the coordinates for Ravenswood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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