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The town of Womelsdorf is located in Randolph County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Womelsdorf, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Womelsdorf has a population of 238 people<3> (see below for details).

Womelsdorf is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Womelsdorf is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Womelsdorf had an population of 238 people. This is a decrease of 4.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Womelsdorf had a population of 250 people. This makes Womelsdorf the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Womelsdorf represents 0.01% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 250 people, the population of Womelsdorf increased 1.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 247 people).

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

Communities Also Named Womelsdorf ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Womelsdorf - it's located in Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Womelsdorf ...

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

  • Elkins
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Buckhannon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Philippi
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Belington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Mill Creek
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
  • Beverly
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Junior
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
    • Junior is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
  • Huttonsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Montrose
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
    • Montrose is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
  • Weaver
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
    • Weaver is located in Randolph County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Womelsdorf ...

Looking for more information about Womelsdorf? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Womelsdorf, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Womelsdorf.

Adding Womelsdorf to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Womelsdorf in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Womelsdorf was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Womelsdorf post office opened in 1894.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Womelsdorf.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Womelsdorf. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Randolph, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Womelsdorf.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Womelsdorf - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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