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Welcome to West Columbia ...

West Columbia is located in Mason County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Columbia: W. Columbia

West Columbia is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for West Columbia: (304) and (681)<3>

Adding West Columbia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of West Columbia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Columbia on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named West Columbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Columbia - they are located in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near West Columbia ...

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

  • Point Pleasant [Mason County]
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    • Point Pleasant [Mason County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of West Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Pleasant<6>
  • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
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    • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of West Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,643 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<6>
  • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallipolis
    • Gallipolis [Gallia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of West Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,556 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallipolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallipolis<6>
  • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northeast of West Columbia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Haven [Mason County]
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      • New Haven [Mason County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of West Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<6>
    • Albany [Athens County]
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      • Albany [Athens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of West Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<6>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of West Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<6>
    • Rio Grande [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Grande
      • Rio Grande [Gallia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of West Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Grande
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Grande<6>
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of West Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<6>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the east of West Columbia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Columbia ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Columbia. 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 Mason, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Columbia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- West Columbia) 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 West Columbia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Columbia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9841, Longitude: -82.0616    
<5>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.
<6>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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