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The location of Texas

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Welcome to Texas ...

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

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




Texas would have been located within present day Tucker County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Texas is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Texas is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The location where Texas once stood is in the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Texas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   E   18 miles [29 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Newburg   [Map]   319   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Texas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Texas - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Carolina and Vermont.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Texas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Texas. 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 Texas.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Texas no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Texas - 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Texas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Texas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1673, Longitude: -79.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Texas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Texas.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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This page was last modified: 15 Sep 2018
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