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 UPPER KANAWHA VALLEY OF WEST VIRGINIA

Smithers, West Virginia

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Smithers, West Virginia

Location of Smithers, West Virginia

Coordinates: 38°10′39″N 81°18′23″WCoordinates38°10′39″N 81°18′23″W
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties FayetteKanawha
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 903
 • Density 1,686.9/sq mi (651.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25186
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-74740[1]
GNIS feature ID 1547007[2]

Smithers is a city in West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. Almost all of the city is in Fayette County, with a very small part in Kanawha County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 904 (901 in Fayette County, 3 in Kanawha County). The small river city is noted for having a rich cultural history related to both its coal mining and Italian-American heritages.

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Geography

Smithers is located at 38°10′39″N 81°18′23″W (38.177389, -81.306269)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 904 people, 450 households, and 259 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,686.9 people per square mile (646.4/km²). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 1,031.9 per square mile (395.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.15% White, 8.41% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 450 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.63.

The age distribution is 19.8% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,417, and the median income for a family was $27,734. Males had a median income of $22,353 versus $18,846 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,807. About 20.0% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Smithers has a combined middle school and high school, Valley High School, serving grades 6-12.

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Montgomery, West Virginia

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City of Montgomery
—  City  —

Location of Montgomery, West Virginia

Coordinates: 38°10′48″N 81°19′36″WCoordinates38°10′48″N 81°19′36″W
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
Counties FayetteKanawha
Government
 • Mayor Chris Martin
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,942
 • Density 1,237.5/sq mi (477.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25136
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-55468[1]
GNIS feature ID 1555154[2]

Montgomery is a city in West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. Most of the city is in Fayette County, with the remainder in Kanawha County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,942 (1,239 in Fayette County, 703 in Kanawha County).

Montgomery was incorporated April 1, 1891 and named for James C. Montgomery, one of the city’s first settlers. It is the home of West Virginia University Institute of Technology, popularly called WVU Tech. The city is also home to Bridgemont Community and Technical College.

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Trivia

The novel “Goodbye Miss 4th of July” written by Christopher Janus is a biographical story of his Greek family’s struggles while growing up in Montgomery, WV. In 1988, a film version of “Goodbye Miss 4th of July” was produced by the Disney Channel.[3]

Geography

Montgomery is located at 38°10′48″N 81°19′36″W (38.179918, -81.326722)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.26%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,942 people, 725 households, and 326 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,237.5 people per square mile (477.6/km²). There were 869 housing units at an average density of 553.7 per square mile (213.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.47% White, 17.40% African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.76% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 725 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.9% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.80.

The age distribution, which is strongly influenced by the presence of WVU Tech, is: 13.2% under the age of 18, 33.0% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males. The unusual sex distribution can also be explained by WVU Tech’s presence. The college is primarily an engineering and science school, and engineering has traditionally been male-dominated.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,606, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $27,794 versus $25,139 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,663. About 25.7% of families and 37.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.4% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Rail transportation

Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, provides service to Montgomery from the Cardinal route. CSX transportation’s Kanawha Subdivision also runs through Montgomery. (The Amtrak runs on CSX trackage.)

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Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

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Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
—  Town  —

Location of Gauley, West Virginia

Coordinates: 38°10′4″N 81°11′49″WCoordinates38°10′4″N 81°11′49″W
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 738
 • Density 458.6/sq mi (177.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25085
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-30364[1]
GNIS feature ID 1554543[2]

Gauley Bridge is a town in Fayette CountyWest VirginiaUnited States. The population was 738 at the 2000 census. The Kanawha River is formed at Gauley Bridge by the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers. Two miles to the southeast of Gauley Bridge, in Glen Ferris, West Virginia, is Kanawha Falls, a popular stopping point on Midland Trail Scenic Highway.

Gauley Bridge was close to the site of the Hawk’s Nest incident, in which hundreds of lives were lost in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Geography

Gauley Bridge is located at 38°10′04″N 81°11′49″W (38.167815, -81.197079).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2). 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.44%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 738 people, 325 households, and 205 families residing in the town. Thepopulation density was 458.6 inhabitants per square mile (177.0/km2). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 232.4 per square mile (89.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.43% White, 0.68%African American, 0.68% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

One of several roadside historical markers in Gauley Bridge. The town of Glen Ferris can be seen in the background.

There were 325 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $25,987. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,820. About 26.7% of families and 33.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.7% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

U.S. Route 60WV 16,and WV 39 all intersect in Downtown Gauley Bridge. The town of Gauley Bridge is well-known locally as a speed trap, and ensnares many travelers passing through the area.Template:Associated Press story Herald-Dispatch.com 8/16/2009 http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x426126938/Town-of-738-tops-for-W-Va-traffic-tickets. Google Street View shows the Google car being pulled over. http://g.co/maps/z8d8d

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