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Welcome to West Jefferson ...

The town of West Jefferson is located in Ashe County<1>.

The location of West Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Jefferson: W. Jefferson

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Jefferson has a population of 1,317 people<3> (see below for details).

West Jefferson was established in 1909.

The community of West Jefferson is 3,010 feet [917 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of West Jefferson is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: West Jefferson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

West Jefferson is located in the (336) area code.

Websites for West Jefferson ...

Official Website: www.townofwj.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Jefferson had an population of 1,317 people. This is an increase of 1.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Jefferson had a population of 1,299 people. This makes West Jefferson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Jefferson represents 0.01% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 302nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,299 people, the population of West Jefferson increased 20.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,081 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Jefferson.

Communities Also Named West Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Jefferson - they are located in Alabama, New York and Ohio (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Jefferson.

Communities near West Jefferson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Jefferson.

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of West Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of West Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Trade [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
    • Trade [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of West Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
  • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
    • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of West Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
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      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of West Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
    • Warrensville [Ashe County]
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      • Warrensville [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of West Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrensville<6>
    • Wagoner [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
      • Wagoner [Ashe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of West Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagoner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagoner
    • Fleetwood [Ashe County]
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      • Fleetwood [Ashe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of West Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleetwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fleetwood<6>
    • Comet [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of West Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet
    • Creston [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of West Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Jefferson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Jefferson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Jefferson. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Jefferson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about West Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Jefferson.

Adding West Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Jefferson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Jefferson was on a map titled Road Map for North Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Jefferson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Ashe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Jefferson: www.townofwj.com/

The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Jefferson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Jefferson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West JeffersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3952, Longitude: -81.4902       In this case, the coordinates for West Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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