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Welch, West Virginia

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The location of Welch

Welcome to Welch ...

The city of Welch is located in McDowell County and is the County Seat for McDowell County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Welch has a population of 1,740 people<2> (see below for details).

Welch is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Welch had a population of 2,406 people (or 10.88% of the total population of McDowell County). This makes Welch the county's most populous community.

The population of Welch represents 0.13% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,406 people, the population of Welch decreased 10.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,683 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Welch had an population of 1,740 people. This is a decrease of 27.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 35.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Welch ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   286   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Welch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Welch - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Welch.

See 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 Welch. 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 Welch. 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 Welch.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Welch:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Welch ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Welch.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Welch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Welch) 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 Welch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Welch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4329, Longitude: -81.5803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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