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The population of Marlinton is approximately 1,189 (2009), 1054 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 653 (2000), 467 (2010).

The amount of land area in Marlinton is 5.8 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Marlinton is 2.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.3 sq kilometers.
The distance from Marlinton to Washington DC is 180 miles. The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Marlinton is positioned 38.22 degrees north of the equator and 80.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Marlinton elevation is 2,126 feet above sea level.
Marlinton per capita income is $15,395 (2009).
Marlinton median income is $25,053 (2009).

The Marlinton median home price is $71,650 (2009).

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Marlinton location: in southeastern West Virginia about 66 miles north of Roanoke, Virginia. Other nearby communities include Hillsboro, Falling Spring, Richwood, Addison (Webster Springs) Durbin, Cowen, Camden-on-Gauley and Craigsville.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Marlinton is seasonal with all four seasons represented. Winters are cold and have snow during the winter months. Summers have fairly mild temperatures most of the time, rarely reaching up into the 80's.
Marlinton average annual precipitation is 41.54 inches per year.
Marlinton average annual snowfall is 32.1 inches per year.
Marlinton average temperature is 47.0 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 34.9 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 59.2 degrees F.
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Marlinton history:

Jacob Marlin was one of the first English settlers here in 1749 and the new town was named for him. The town was planned by Colonel John McGraw. He also was responsible for the move of the county seat and courthouse from Huntersville to Marlinton in 1891.

Marlinton is on the old Seneca Trail that once ran from upper New York all the way down to Georgia. During the French and Indian War era, Fort Greenbrier was built here with many Indian raids taking places around the mid to late 1700's.

The area is fairly remote and because of this, the railroad did not arrive until later than in most other areas. Once a paper mill was going to be built here, the Greenbrier Railway also began work to service the logging operations here. The rails opened in 1900 and for a number of years, the local economy had a great boost and thrived. Eventually, in 1960, the logging operation was closed and the railroad purchased by the state for the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
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Marlinton attractions:

West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off and Autumn Harvest Festival
Held in September each year - not REALLY roadkill, but still, some really different dishes are served up at this cook-off. Don't miss it!

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