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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.

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Piedmont location: near Keyser in the far northeastern corner of the state.

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Piedmont history:

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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