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Royal, West Virginia

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Welcome to Royal ...

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

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

Royal would have been located within present day Raleigh County.

We aren't confident of the location of Royal, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Royal is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The location where Royal once stood is in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Royal ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Royal and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Royal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Royal - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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

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 Royal. 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 Royal. 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 Royal.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Royal - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Royal) 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 Royal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Royal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8561, Longitude: -81.0554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal 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 Royal.

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