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West Hamlin, West Virginia

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Welcome to West Hamlin ...

The town of West Hamlin is located in Lincoln County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Hamlin: W. Hamlin

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Hamlin has a population of 736 people<2> (see below for details).

West Hamlin is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for West Hamlin: (304) & (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Hamlin had a population of 774 people. This makes West Hamlin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Hamlin represents 0.04% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 132nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 774 people, the population of West Hamlin increased 11.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 696 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Hamlin had an population of 736 people. This is a decrease of 4.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Hamlin.

Communities near West Hamlin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from West Hamlin and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Athalia (OH)   [Map]   361   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   714   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   550   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   E   5 miles [8 km]
Huntington   [Map]   47,079   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 West Hamlin. 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 West Hamlin. 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 West Hamlin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Hamlin ...

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

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Hamlin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lincoln County:

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.

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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 West Hamlin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Hamlin - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Hamlin) 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 Hamlin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Hamlin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Hamlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2851, Longitude: -82.1978     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Hamlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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