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Welcome to Whitcomb ...

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

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


Whitcomb would have been located within present day Greenbrier County<2>.

The location of Whitcomb has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Whitcomb is 1,700 feet [518 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Whitcomb would have been located in the (304) and (681)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Whitcomb ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Whitcomb - they are located in Indiana (2), Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Whitcomb ...

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

  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Whitcomb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<7>
  • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
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    • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Whitcomb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<7>
  • Union [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Whitcomb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
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      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Whitcomb
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Whitcomb
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    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Whitcomb
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    • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenenville
      • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Whitcomb
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    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Whitcomb
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    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Whitcomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe

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

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

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

Adding Whitcomb to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Whitcomb 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 Whitcomb was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Whitcomb on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 Whitcomb, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Greenbrier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitcomb - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitcomb) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitcomb. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7771, Longitude: -80.4281       In this case, the coordinates for Whitcomb 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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