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Welcome to Watoga ...

So far, we have found very little information about Watoga. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Watoga to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Watoga, please Contact Us.


Watoga would have been located within present day Pocahontas County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Watoga, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Watoga is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Watoga was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Watoga still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<5> area codes.

Communities near Watoga ...

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

  • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Watoga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<8>
  • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the west of Watoga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<8>
  • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Watoga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
  • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
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    • Onoto [Pocahontas County]
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      • Onoto [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Watoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onoto
    • Edray [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edray
      • Edray [Pocahontas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Watoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edray
    • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorny Creek
      • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Watoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorny Creek
    • Neola [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neola
      • Neola [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Watoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neola
    • Greenwood [Bath County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Bath County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Watoga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Creek [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Watoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek

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

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

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

Adding Watoga to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Watoga in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Watoga was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Watoga, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Pocahontas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watoga - 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- Watoga) 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 Watoga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WatogaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watoga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1465, Longitude: -80.1521       In this case, the coordinates for Watoga have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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.
<8>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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