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Welcome to Thurmond ...

The town of Thurmond is located in Fayette County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thurmond has a population of 4 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Thurmond, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1900.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Thurmond: Named after Captain W.D Thurmond, an early settler in this area.

Thurmond is 1,380 feet [421 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Thurmond: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Thurmond: 25936<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thurmond had an population of 4 people. This is a decrease of 20% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 42.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thurmond had a population of 5 people. This makes Thurmond the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5 people, the population of Thurmond decreased 28.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7 people).

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

Adding Thurmond to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Thurmond elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Thurmond on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Thurmond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Thurmond - it's located in North Carolina.

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

Communities near Thurmond ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Thurmond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<7>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Thurmond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Thurmond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Thurmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Thurmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<7>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Thurmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Thurmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Thurmond
      • 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>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Thurmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<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 Thurmond. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thurmond.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thurmond ...

Looking for more information about Thurmond? 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 Thurmond, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thurmond.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thurmond. 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 Fayette, 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 Thurmond.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thurmond - 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 Thurmond). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thurmond 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 '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- Thurmond) 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 Thurmond. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thurmond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9598, Longitude: -81.0803    
<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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