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Welcome to West Hamlin ...

The town of West Hamlin is located in Lincoln County<1>.

The location of West Hamlin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Hamlin: W. Hamlin

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Hamlin has a population of 706 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Hamlin.

West Hamlin is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for West Hamlin: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Hamlin had an population of 706 people. This is a decrease of 8.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.44% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities near West Hamlin ...

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

  • Huntington [Cabell County]
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    • Huntington [Cabell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of West Hamlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<7>
  • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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    • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of West Hamlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<7>
  • Barboursville [Cabell County]
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    • Barboursville [Cabell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of West Hamlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,228 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barboursville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barboursville<7>
  • Milton [Cabell County]
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    • Milton [Cabell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of West Hamlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,523 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wayne [Wayne County]
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      • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of West Hamlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<7>
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
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      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of West Hamlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<7>
    • Chesapeake [Lawrence County]
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      • Chesapeake [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of West Hamlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<7>
    • Proctorville [Lawrence County]
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      • Proctorville [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of West Hamlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctorville<7>
    • Athalia [Lawrence County]
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      • Athalia [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of West Hamlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 353 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portersville [Lincoln County]
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      • Portersville [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of West Hamlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Hamlin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Hamlin.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Hamlin.

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

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.

Adding West Hamlin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Hamlin 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 West Hamlin was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found West Hamlin on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).

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

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About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

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: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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 Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Hamlin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Hamlin - 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 '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- West Hamlin) 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 West Hamlin. 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 HamlinOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for West Hamlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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