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Welcome to Ripley ...

The city of Ripley is located in Jackson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ripley has a population of 3,167 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Ripley: Named after Harry Ripley, minister living in the area.

Ripley is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Ripley: 25271<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ripley had an population of 3,167 people. This is a decrease of 2.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ripley had a population of 3,252 people (which is 11.13% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Ripley the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ripley represents 0.18% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,252 people, the population of Ripley has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,263 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ripley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Ripley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Ripley ...

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

  • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Ripley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<7>
  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Ripley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
  • New Haven [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Ripley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,451 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • Syracuse [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
    • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Ripley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Racine [Meigs County]
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      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<7>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Ripley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Ripley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Hereford [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ripley ...

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

Adding Ripley to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ripley was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ripley. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ripley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ripley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 Ripley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ripley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Ripley) 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 Ripley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RipleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8188, Longitude: -81.7106    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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