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West Jefferson, North Carolina
Welcome to West Jefferson ...
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022