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Welcome to Winona ...

Winona is located in Fayette County<1>.

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

When the people of Winona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Winonan<3>

Winona is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Winona: (304) and (681)<5>

Communities Also Named Winona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Winona: This one is located in Fayette County and the other is located in Taylor County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 30 communities that are also named Winona - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Winona ...

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

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Winona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Winona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<7>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Winona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<7>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<7>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winona ...

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

Adding Winona to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Winona 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 Winona was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winona. 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 Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Winona refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Winona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winona - 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Winona) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0465, Longitude: -80.9923       In this case, the coordinates for Winona 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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