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War, West Virginia

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The location of War

Welcome to War ...

The city of War is located in McDowell County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, War has a population of 705 people<2> (see below for details).

War is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for War: (304) and (681)<4>

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 (with a count of 788 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, War had an population of 705 people. This is a decrease of 18.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.53% since the 2000 Census).

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

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 War. 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 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 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.

Communities near War ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Richlands   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of War

Located in Tazewell County (VA)

Tazewell   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of War

Located in Tazewell County (VA)

Welch   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of War

Cedar Bluff   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the South (S) of War

Located in Tazewell County (VA)

Gary   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of War

Pocahontas   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the East (E) of War

Located in Tazewell County (VA)

Northfork   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of War

Davy   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of War

Bradshaw   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of War

Iaeger   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of War

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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:

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for War.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around War - 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 '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 (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, 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 we use 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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