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(Barbour County)

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The location of Skidmore









Welcome to Skidmore ...

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

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




Skidmore would have been located within present day Barbour County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Skidmore is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities near Skidmore ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Skidmore and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Beverly   [Map]   675   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mill Creek   [Map]   696   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Skidmore ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 10 communities that are also named Skidmore - they are located in Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

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 Skidmore. 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 Skidmore. 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 Skidmore.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


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

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Skidmore - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Skidmore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skidmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9601, Longitude: -79.9915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skidmore 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 Skidmore.

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