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Red Ash, West Virginia

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Welcome to Red Ash ...

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

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

Red Ash would have been located within present day Fayette County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Red Ash is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Red Ash would have been located in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Red Ash ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Red Ash and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   570   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Red Ash ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Red Ash - they are located in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

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 Red Ash. 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 Red Ash. 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 Red Ash.

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

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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 Red Ash, 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 Red Ash - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Ash) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Ash. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9615, Longitude: -81.0393     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Ash 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 Red Ash.

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