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Welcome to Jumping Branch ...

Jumping Branch is located in Summers County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Jumping Branch: Jumping Br. (or less commonly used: Jumping Brnch.)

Jumping Branch is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Jumping Branch is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Jumping Branch: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Jumping Branch: 25969<4>

Adding Jumping Branch 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 Jumping Branch 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 Jumping Branch 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 Jumping Branch on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Jumping Branch ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Jumping Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
  • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
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    • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 Jumping Branch. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jumping Branch.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jumping Branch ...

Looking for more information about Jumping Branch? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jumping Branch. 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 Summers, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jumping Branch - 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 Jumping Branch). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jumping Branch 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jumping Branch) 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 Jumping Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jumping Branch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jumping Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6577, Longitude: -80.9767    
<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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