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Rowlesburg, West Virginia

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Welcome to Rowlesburg ...

The town of Rowlesburg is located in Preston County.

The location of Rowlesburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Rowlesburg has a population of 577 people<2> (see below for details).

Rowlesburg is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rowlesburg had a population of 584 people. This makes Rowlesburg the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Rowlesburg represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 154th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 584 people, the population of Rowlesburg decreased 4.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 613 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rowlesburg had an population of 577 people. This is a decrease of 1.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.87% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Rowlesburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   W   18 miles [29 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Masontown   [Map]   544   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 Rowlesburg. 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 Rowlesburg. 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 Rowlesburg.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rowlesburg ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rowlesburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rowlesburg - 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- Rowlesburg) 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 Rowlesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rowlesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rowlesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3482, Longitude: -79.6762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rowlesburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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