Other cities in the 304 area code include: Beckley, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, Bluefield, Weirton, Fairmont, Logan, Elkins, Falling Waters, Buckhannon, Lewisburg, Ripley, Princeton, Summersville, Barboursville, Sutton, Saint Albans, Weston, New Martinsville, Keyser, Point Pleasant, West Union, Bridgeport, Madison, Franklin, Charles Town, Buffalo, Moundsville, Kingwood, Berkeley Springs, Grafton, Ravenswood, Spencer, Wellsburg, Athens, Welch, Williamson, Bethany, Scott Depot, South Charleston, Dunbar, Nitro, Moorefield, Fayetteville, Mannington, Terra Alta, Lumberport, Valley Bend, Ridgeley, Montgomery, Peterstown, Philippi, Hinton, Alum Creek, Burnsville, Chester, Belmont, Mason, Wayne, Vienna, Oak Hill, Hurricane, Paden City, Inwood, Milton, Petersburg, Shinnston, Romney, Glenville, Shepherdstown, Sistersville, Salem, Chapmanville, Washington, Belle, New Cumberland, Rivesville, Gassaway, West Milford, East Bank, Pineville, Lost Creek, Fairview, Farmington, Northfork, Blacksville, Worthington, Brandywine, Baker, French Creek, Genoa, Mount Hope, Pursglove, Williamstown, White Sulphur Springs, Mullens, Fort Ashby, Pennsboro, Middlebourne, Follansbee, Tunnelton, Elkview, Walton, Belington, Winfield, Reedsville, Clay, Newburg, Rowlesburg, Letart, Rupert, White Oak, Kenova, Crab Orchard, Harrisville, Richwood, Saint Marys, Craigsville, Hamlin, Parsons, Mineral Wells, Rockport, Rainelle, Ansted, Oceana, Maidsville, Marlinton, Alderson, War, Clendenin, Webster Springs, Cameron, Elizabeth, Man, Piedmont, Gauley Bridge, Branchland, Elbert, Triadelphia, Davis, Grantsville, Delbarton, Thomas, Pine Grove, Matewan, Cowen, Union, Ellenboro, Gilbert, Cairo, Capon Bridge, Flemington, Valley Grove, Meadow Bridge, Hedgesville, Bramwell, Reader, Omar, Hundred, Iaeger, Paynesville, Davy, Wardensville, Hillsboro, Harpers Ferry, Levels, Waverly, Birch River, Burlington, Anawalt, Robson, Smithfield, Auburn, Harman, Cass, Bruceton Mills, Arbovale, Arnoldsburg, Augusta, Dille, Dunlow, East Lynn, Eglon, Flat Top, Frankford, Glen Daniel, Hacker Valley, Ivydale, Jolo, Kermit, Maysville, Newton, Paw Paw, Red Creek, Riverton, Smithville, Walker, Walkersville, Wallace, Wana, Whitesville, Yawkey, Greenville, Matoaka, Apple Grove, Elk Garden, and Gormania.
Charleston is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine, and education play central roles in the city's economy.The first permanent settlement, Ft. Lee, was built in 1788. In 1791, Daniel Boone was a member of the Kanawha County Assembly.Charleston is the home of the West Virginia Power (formerly the Charleston Alley Cats and the Charleston Wheelers) minor league baseball team, the West Virginia Wild minor league basketball team, and the annual 15-mile (24 km) Charleston Distance Run. Yeager Airport and the University of Charleston are also located in the city. West Virginia University and the WVU Institute of Technology (a.k.a. West Virginia Tech), Marshall University, and West Virginia State University also have higher education campuses in the area.Charleston is also home to McLaughlin Air National Guard Base of the West Virginia Air National Guard.The city also contains public parks, such as Cato Park and Coonskin Park, and the Kanawha State Forest, a large public state park that sustains a pool, camping sites, several biking/walking trails, horseback riding, picnic areas, as well as several shelters provided for recreational use.
Huntington is a city in Cabell and Wayne counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is the county seat of Cabell County, and largest city in the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, sometimes referred to as the Tri-State Area, which has an estimated population of 365,419. A historic and bustling city of commerce and heavy industry, Huntington has long-flourished due to its ideal location on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Guyandotte River. It is home to the Port of Huntington Tri-state, the busiest inland port in the United States. Surrounded by extensive natural resources, the industrial sector is based in coal, oil, chemicals and steel all of which support Huntington's diversified economy. The city is a vital rail-to-river transfer point for the marine transportation industry. Also, it is considered a scenic locale in the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This location was selected by Collis Potter Huntington as ideal for the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, the predecessor of what would become CSX Transportation which still operates CSX Transportation-Huntington Division in the city to date. The railroad founded Huntington as one of the nation's first planned communities to facilitate the railroad and other transportation related industries at the railways western terminus. Developing fast after the railroad's completion in 1871, the site was previously a collection of agricultural homesteads, and is eponymously named for the railroad company's founder Collis Potter Huntington. The first identifiable permanent settlement, Holderby's Landing, was founded in 1775 in the Colony of Virginia although the site had been sparsely settled by the French as early as 1609. With the exception of the neighborhoods of Westmoreland and Spring Valley, most of the city is in Cabell County. As of the 2010 census, the metropolitan area is the largest in West Virginia. It spans 7 counties across 3 states, with a population of 365,419. Huntington is the second largest city in West Virginia, with a population of 49,138 at the 2010 census. The Huntington–Charleston TV market is the 64th-largest in the nation. The city is the home of Marshall University as well as the Huntington Museum of Art ; the Big Sandy Superstore Arena ; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Huntington District) ; the Collis P. Huntington Historical Society and Railroad Museum; Camden Park, one of the world's oldest amusement parks; the headquarters of the CSX Transportation-Huntington Division, the largest division in the CSX network; the Special Metals Plant; and the Port of Huntington Tri-State, the largest river port in the United States.The largest employers are Marshall University, Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, CSX Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Amazon, DirecTV, and the City of Huntington. The 2006 Warner Bros. motion picture We Are Marshall and the 2010 ABC series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution were filmed in Huntington.
Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. With a permanent population of 31,073 per the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. The Morgantown metropolitan area has a population of 138,176, and is the 3rd largest in West Virginia. West Virginia University adds several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area from September through May. Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system.
The 304 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in Eastern Daylight Time is 10:50 PM on May 17, 2022.