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Welcome to Harper ...

Harper is located in Raleigh County<1>.

Harper is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Harper is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Harper: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities Also Named Harper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Harper: This one is located in Raleigh County and the other is located in Pendleton County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 28 communities that are also named Harper - they are located in California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan (2), Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Harper ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<5>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<5>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<5>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<5>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
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      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<5>
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<5>
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harper ...

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

Adding Harper to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harper was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harper. 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 Raleigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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- Harper) 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 Harper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarperOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7987, Longitude: -81.2612    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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