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West Jefferson, North Carolina

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Welcome to West Jefferson ...

The town of West Jefferson is located in Ashe County.

The location of West Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Jefferson: W. Jefferson

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Jefferson has a population of 1,313 people<2> (see below for details).

West Jefferson was established in 1909.

The community of West Jefferson is 3,010 feet [917 m] above sea level.<3> 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 within the (336) area code.

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (with a count of 1,081 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Jefferson had an population of 1,313 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.46% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for West Jefferson ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Jefferson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Jefferson. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near West Jefferson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Boone   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of West Jefferson

Located in Watauga County

Mountain City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of West Jefferson

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Trade   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of West Jefferson

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Dowell   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Jefferson

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Lansing   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of West Jefferson

Warrensville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of West Jefferson

Fleetwood   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of West Jefferson

Comet   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Jefferson

Creston   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of West Jefferson

Glendale Springs   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Jefferson

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Jefferson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Ashe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Jefferson:

The official website for Ashe County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Jefferson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jefferson

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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