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Welcome to Sylvester ...

The town of Sylvester is located in Boone County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvester has a population of 136 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sylvester.

Sylvester is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sylvester: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Sylvester: 25193<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylvester had an population of 136 people. This is a decrease of 15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 30.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvester had a population of 160 people. This makes Sylvester the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 160 people, the population of Sylvester decreased 17.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 195 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sylvester.

Communities Also Named Sylvester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Sylvester - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Sylvester ...

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

  • Madison [Boone County]
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    • Madison [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Sylvester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,673 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
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    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Sylvester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Sylvester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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    • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Sylvester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Sylvester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Sylvester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
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      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Sylvester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
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      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Sylvester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
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      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Sylvester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Danville [Boone County]
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      • Danville [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Sylvester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<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 Sylvester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylvester.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvester ...

Looking for more information about Sylvester? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sylvester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sylvester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvester.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Sylvester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sylvester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Sylvester) 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 Sylvester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sylvester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0103, Longitude: -81.5581    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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