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Welcome to War ...

The city of War is located in McDowell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, War has a population of 715 people<1> (see below for details).

War is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for War: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, War had an population of 715 people. This is a decrease of 17.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near War ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from War and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   1,025   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   E   18 miles [29 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   286   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around War. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 War.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about War? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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 Tourism Map for War.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) War. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for War.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around War - 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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for War.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from War. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- War) 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 War. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from War

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

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for War.



 
 
 

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