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Sylvester, West Virginia

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Welcome to Sylvester ...

The town of Sylvester is located in Boone County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sylvester has a population of 142 people<1> (see below for details).

Sylvester is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sylvester: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Sylvester: 25193<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 195 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sylvester had an population of 142 people. This is a decrease of 11.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Sylvester ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sylvester and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Belle   [Map]   1,162   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Danville   [Map]   629   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   860   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 Sylvester. 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 Sylvester. 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 Sylvester.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvester.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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).

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<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 from Point A (ie- Sylvester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sylvester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [Map].

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