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Statistics & Facts

The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.
The population of Piedmont is approximately 1,094 (1990), 876 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 508 (1990), 385 (2010).
The amount of land area in Piedmont is 1.088 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Piedmont to Washington DC is 121 miles.
The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 165 miles. (as the crow flies)
Piedmont is positioned 39.47 degrees north of the equator and 79.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Keyser in the far northeastern corner of the state.
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History & History Related Items

Like many 19th century communities, Piedmont's history is connect to the railroad. The railroad came to Piedmont in 1851 where engine houses and repair facilities were built. A big plus for Piedmont was the abundance of coal in the area. Since the railroad had recently switched from wood to coal, Piedmont was the perfect place. During the Civil War, southern forces burned much of the area but were stopped by General Kelly before they could burn the bridge. Piedmont was incorporated in 1866.

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Piedmont Libraries

Piedmont Library
1 Childs Avenue
Piedmont, West Virginia
Phone: (304) 355-2757
hours: Mon. 11-5 Tues-Wed.-Thurs. 11 -6 Fri. 11-5 Sat. 11-3
librarian: Paula Boggs (4/2000)
Services provided by the library include:
Copy, FAX, tax form distribution, free notary public, voter registration, storyhour for children, home delivery of books to senior citizens, meeting room for Piedmont Recreation Committee, Piedmont Concerned Citizens, and Piedmont Alumni. Three computers with Internet access. The third floor is being converted into a memorabilia room to display all the trophies and pictures from our former high school, along with any other historical items that are donated. The library is funded by West Virginia Library Commission, County United Way (Allegheny County), and Mineral County Commission. Two of the computers were provided by grants from the Bill Gates Foundation.

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