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Welcome to Sewell Knob (aka 'Swell Knob') ...

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

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


Sewell Knob would have been located within present day Fayette County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Sewell Knob, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

The community of Sewell Knob has also been called Swell Knob.

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

If Sewell Knob still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Sewell Knob ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
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    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
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    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Sewell Knob
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<6>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
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    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Sewell Knob
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<6>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
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      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<6>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Sewell Knob. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sewell Knob.

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

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

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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 Sewell Knob, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sewell Knob) 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 Sewell Knob. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sewell KnobOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sewell Knob. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9285, Longitude: -81.0655    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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