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Welcome to Dryfork ...

Dryfork is located in Randolph County<1>.

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

Dryfork is 2,200 feet [671 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Dryfork is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Dryfork: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Dryfork 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 Dryfork 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 Dryfork elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Dryfork ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Dryfork - they are located in Arkansas and Kentucky.

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

Communities near Dryfork ...

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

  • Elkins [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Dryfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<6>
  • Parsons [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
    • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Dryfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<6>
  • Davis [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
    • Davis [Tucker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Dryfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<6>
  • Thomas [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Dryfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
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      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Dryfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
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      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Dryfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
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      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Dryfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Harman [Randolph County]
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      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Dryfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<6>
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Dryfork
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<6>
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Dryfork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dryfork ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dryfork. 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 Randolph, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dryfork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dryfork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dryfork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9687, Longitude: -79.5028       In this case, the coordinates for Dryfork 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.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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