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Sewell Chief, West Virginia

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Census Data for Sewell Chief ...

Although we found mention of Sewell Chief during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Sewell Chief. If you can help us locate Sewell Chief, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Sewell Chief has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Nicholas County ...

Sewell Chief is located in Nicholas County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Nicholas County.

Miscellaneous Information for Sewell Chief ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Nicholas County or the community of Sewell Chief:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 067 (Nicholas County)

Place Code: 72988 (Sewell Chief)

State & County Code: 54/067 (West Virginia / Nicholas County)

State & Place Code: 54/72988 (West Virginia / Sewell Chief)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Sewell Chief is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Sewell Chief.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Sewell Chief and then turned east". While Sewell Chief could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Sewell Chief as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Sewell Chief could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another West Virginia community named Sewell Chief.

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