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Welcome to Whitesville ...

The town of Whitesville is located in Boone County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whitesville has a population of 427 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Whitesville, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 15, 1935.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Whitesville: Named after B.W. White, an earlier settler in the area.

In the past, Whitesville was named Jarrods Valley and Pritchard City. For more information about the names of Whitesville, see The Names of Whitesville on our Genealogy Page.

Whitesville is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Whitesville: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Whitesville: 25209<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitesville had an population of 427 people. This is a decrease of 16.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitesville had a population of 514 people. This makes Whitesville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Whitesville represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 514 people, the population of Whitesville decreased 1.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 520 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Whitesville.

Adding Whitesville 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 Whitesville 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 Whitesville elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Whitesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Whitesville - they are located in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey (2), New York, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Whitesville ...

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

  • Madison [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Whitesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,673 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Whitesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Whitesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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    • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Whitesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Whitesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<7>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
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      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Whitesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
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      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Whitesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
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      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Whitesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Whitesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Danville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Whitesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<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 Whitesville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whitesville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitesville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitesville. 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 Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whitesville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Whitesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whitesville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitesville) 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 Whitesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9753, Longitude: -81.5292    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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