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Widemouth, West Virginia

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Welcome to Widemouth ...

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

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

Widemouth would have been located within present day Mercer County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Widemouth is 2,450 feet [747 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Widemouth is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The location where Widemouth once stood is in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Widemouth ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Widemouth and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

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 Widemouth. 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 Widemouth. 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 Widemouth.

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

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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 Widemouth, 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 Widemouth - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Widemouth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widemouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4557, Longitude: -81.2643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Widemouth 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 Widemouth.

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