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Welcome to Rowlesburg ...

The town of Rowlesburg is located in Preston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rowlesburg has a population of 572 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

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

The ZIP code for Rowlesburg: 26425<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rowlesburg had an population of 572 people. This is a decrease of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.69% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 613 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities near Rowlesburg ...

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

  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Rowlesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Kingwood [Preston County]
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    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Rowlesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Rowlesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
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    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Rowlesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Rowlesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
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      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Rowlesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<7>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
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      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Rowlesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<7>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
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      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Rowlesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<7>
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
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      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Rowlesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<7>
    • Masontown [Preston County]
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      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Rowlesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<7>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rowlesburg.

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

Communities in 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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, 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 Rowlesburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rowlesburg - 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 town (such as Rowlesburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rowlesburg 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rowlesburg) 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 Rowlesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 39.3477, Longitude: -79.6694    
<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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