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Welcome to War ...

The city of War is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, War has a population of 685 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of War.

War is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for War: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, War had an population of 685 people. This is a decrease of 20.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, War had a population of 862 people. This makes War the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of War represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 123rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 862 people, the population of War increased 9.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 788 people).

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

Communities near War ...

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

  • Richlands [Tazewell County]
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    • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of War
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,234 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<7>
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
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    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of War
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<7>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of War
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<7>
  • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
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    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of War
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of War
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
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      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of War
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
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    • Davy [McDowell County]
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      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of War
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Northfork [McDowell County]
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      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of War
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<7>
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
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      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of War
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<7>
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
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      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of War
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for War ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for War. 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 McDowell, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for War.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around War - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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- War) 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 War. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from War

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in War. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3045, Longitude: -81.6804       In this case, the coordinates for War have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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