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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.




About Whetsell (Click for our profile page)

Our information shows that the community of Whetsell is historic. The information below applies to the area where Whetsell would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Whetsell was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes for surrounding area: (304), (681)<2>

Elevation: 1,410 feet [429.77 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Whetsell. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   39° 26' 24"
Lon:   -79° 39' 6"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Kingwood

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Whetsell

GNIS ID:   1558712
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Whetsell)


About Preston County

The community of Kingwood is the County Seat for Preston County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Preston)

Population

2017:<6>     33,679   (0.47% increase since 2010)  
2010:     33,520   (14.27% increase since 2000)
2000:     29,334

Total Area:<7>   651 sq. miles [1,687.1 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   15,097

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Preston

GNIS ID:   1558642
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Whetsell)


About West Virginia

From the US Census

Population

2017:     1,815,857   (2% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

Official Website:   www.wv.gov/
Tourism:   www.wvtourism.com/
Parks:   www.wvparks.com/
Fishing:   www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing.shtm
Hunting:   www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/hunting_regs.shtm

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Whetsell)

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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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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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>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Whetsell, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Whetsell.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Whetsell. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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