RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Brake, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

The location of Brake

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Brake
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Welcome to Brake ...

Brake is located in Hardy County.

Brake is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Area codes for Brake: (304) & (681)<2>

Communities near Brake ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Brake and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Baker   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Brake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Brake - they are located in Alabama, Louisiana and North Carolina.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brake. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brake. 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 Brake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brake:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brake ...

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

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Brake.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Brake. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Hardy County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Brake.

- Return to Citation

<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Brake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8896, Longitude: -79.0361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brake.

- Return to Citation

<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brake.