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Tornado, West Virginia

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The location of Tornado

Welcome to Tornado ...

Tornado is located in Kanawha County.

The location of Tornado has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Tornado is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Tornado: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near Tornado ...

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 Tornado and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   E   5 miles [8 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Tornado ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Tornado - they are located in New Mexico and Wisconsin.

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

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 Tornado. 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 Tornado. 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 Tornado.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tornado ...

Looking for more information about Tornado? 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.

Looking for more information about Tornado? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Tornado, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Tornado.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tornado - 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tornado) 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 Tornado. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tornado

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tornado. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3432, Longitude: -81.8499     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tornado 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 Tornado.

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