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Welcome to Wana ...

Wana is located in Monongalia County<1>.

The location of Wana has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Wana is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

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

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

Communities near Wana ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Wana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<6>
  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Wana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<6>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
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    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Wana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<6>
  • Waynesburg [Greene County]
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    • Waynesburg [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Wana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,965 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Wana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
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      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Wana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Mannington [Marion County]
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
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      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Wana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairchance
      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Wana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<6>
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Wana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wana ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 Monongalia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7037, Longitude: -80.2984       In this case, the coordinates for Wana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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