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Whetsell, West Virginia

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Welcome to Whetsell ...

So far, we have found very little information about Whetsell. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Whetsell to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Whetsell, please Contact Us.

Whetsell would have been located within present day Preston County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Whetsell is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Whetsell was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Whetsell still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Whetsell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017<6>
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   369   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Masontown   [Map]   544   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Newburg   [Map]   319   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Whetsell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Whetsell - it's located in South Carolina.

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

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 Whetsell. 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 Whetsell. 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 Whetsell.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Whetsell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whetsell - 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 from Point A (ie- Whetsell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whetsell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4401, Longitude: -79.6517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whetsell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whetsell.

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