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Welcome to West Liberty ...

The town of West Liberty is located in Ohio County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Liberty: W. Liberty

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Liberty has a population of 1,447 people<3> (see below for details).

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

West Liberty is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for West Liberty: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Liberty had an population of 1,447 people. This is a decrease of 6.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Liberty had a population of 1,542 people. This makes West Liberty the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Liberty represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,542 people, the population of West Liberty increased 26.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,220 people).

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

Adding West Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Liberty on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1897).

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

Communities Also Named West Liberty ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named West Liberty - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio (4) and Pennsylvania (3).

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

Communities near West Liberty ...

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

  • Wheeling [Ohio County]
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    • Wheeling [Ohio County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of West Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>
  • Weirton [Hancock County]
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    • Weirton [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of West Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weirton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weirton<7>
  • Steubenville [Jefferson County]
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    • Steubenville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of West Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,753 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steubenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steubenville<7>
  • Washington [Washington County]
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    • Washington [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of West Liberty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,433 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moundsville [Marshall County]
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      • Moundsville [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of West Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,252 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundsville<7>
    • Martins Ferry [Belmont County]
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      • Martins Ferry [Belmont County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of West Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,517 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<7>
    • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County]
    • Bellaire [Belmont County]
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      • Bellaire [Belmont County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of West Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,013 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<7>
    • Wintersville [Jefferson County]
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      • Wintersville [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of West Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wintersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintersville<7>
    • Shadyside [Belmont County]
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      • Shadyside [Belmont County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of West Liberty
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Liberty ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Liberty. 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 Ohio, 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 Liberty.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Liberty - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Liberty) 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 Liberty. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Liberty

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Liberty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1669, Longitude: -80.5970       In this case, the coordinates for West Liberty 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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