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Welcome to Sharon ...

Sharon is located in Kanawha County<1>.

The location of Sharon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Sharon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sharonite<3>

Sharon is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Sharon: (304) and (681)<5>

Adding Sharon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sharon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sharon was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Sharon: This one is located in Kanawha County and the other is located in Webster County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 55 communities that are also named Sharon - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sharon ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<7>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
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    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<7>
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<7>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
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      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<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 Sharon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sharon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sharon ...

Looking for more information about Sharon? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sharon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sharon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Kanawha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sharon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sharon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sharon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1595, Longitude: -81.4471       In this case, the coordinates for Sharon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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