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Welcome to Junior ...

The town of Junior is located in Barbour County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Junior, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Junior has a population of 486 people<3> (see below for details).

Junior is 1,740 feet [530 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Junior: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Junior had an population of 486 people. This is a decrease of 6.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Junior had a population of 520 people. This makes Junior the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Junior represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 520 people, the population of Junior increased 15.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 450 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Junior.

Communities Also Named Junior ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Junior - it's located in Louisiana.

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

Communities near Junior ...

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

  • Elkins
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Buckhannon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Philippi
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Parsons
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Mill Creek
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
  • Beverly
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Hendricks
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
    • Hendricks is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
  • Womelsdorf
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
    • Womelsdorf is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
  • Hambleton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
    • Hambleton is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
  • Huttonsville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Junior ...

Looking for more information about Junior? 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 Junior, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Junior.

Adding Junior to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Junior was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Junior post office opened in 1892.

We also found Junior on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Junior.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Junior. 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 Barbour, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Junior.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Junior - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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