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Welcome to Walnut ...

Walnut is located in Calhoun County<1>.

Walnut is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Walnut: (304) and (681)<3>

Adding Walnut 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 Walnut 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 Walnut elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Walnut ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Walnut: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Pocahontas County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 25 communities that are also named Walnut - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Walnut ...

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

  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Walnut
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<5>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Walnut
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<5>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Walnut
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<5>
  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Walnut
    • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clay [Clay County]
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      • Clay [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Walnut
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<5>
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Walnut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Walnut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Walnut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Walnut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Walnut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie

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 Walnut. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Walnut.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walnut ...

Looking for more information about Walnut? 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 Walnut, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Walnut.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walnut. 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 Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walnut - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Walnut) 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 Walnut. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walnut

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6890, Longitude: -81.0575    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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