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Welcome to Birch River ...

Birch River is located in Nicholas County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Birch River: Birch Riv.

Birch River is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Birch River: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Birch River: 26610<4>

Adding Birch River to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Birch River elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Birch River on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Birch River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Birch River - it's located in Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Birch River.

Communities near Birch River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Birch River.

  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
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    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Birch River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<6>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Birch River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<6>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Birch River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<6>
  • Addison [Webster County]
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    • Addison [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Birch River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cowen [Webster County]
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      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Birch River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<6>
    • Clay [Clay County]
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      • Clay [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Birch River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<6>
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Birch River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<6>
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Birch River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Birch River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Birch River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch

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 Birch River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Birch River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Birch River. 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 Birch River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Birch River. See our Newspapers Page for Birch River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Birch River ...

Looking for more information about Birch River? 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 Birch River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Birch River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Birch River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Nicholas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Birch River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Birch River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Birch River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Birch River) 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 Birch River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Birch River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birch River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4990, Longitude: -80.7552    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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