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Welcome to Fire Creek ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fire Creek. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fire Creek to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fire Creek, please Contact Us.




Fire Creek would have been located within present day Fayette County.

A typical abbreviation for Fire Creek: Fire Crk. (or less commonly used: Fire Ck. or Fire Cr.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fire Creek is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Fire Creek was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Fire Creek once stood is in the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Fire Creek ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   570   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

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 Fire Creek. 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 Fire Creek. 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 Fire Creek.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fire Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fire Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Fire Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fire Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fire Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9584, Longitude: -81.0290     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fire Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fire Creek.

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