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Middle Fork, West Virginia
(Randolph County)

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Welcome to Middle Fork ...

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

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


Middle Fork would have been located within present day Randolph County<2>.

The location of Middle Fork has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Middle Fork: Middle Frk.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Middle Fork is 1,870 feet [570 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

If Middle Fork still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<5> area codes.

Adding Middle Fork 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 Middle Fork in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Middle Fork 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 Middle Fork on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Middle Fork ...

While we believe that this Middle Fork is located in Randolph County, we know of another 2 West Virginia communities named Middle Fork. Those communities are located in the following counties: Barbour and Kanawha County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 7 communities that are also named Middle Fork - they are located in California, Kentucky (2), North Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Middle Fork ...

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

  • Elkins [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Middle Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<7>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Middle Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<7>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
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    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Middle Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
  • Belington [Barbour County]
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    • Belington [Barbour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Middle Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
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      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
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      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<7>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
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      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
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      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
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      • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<7>
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
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      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 Middle Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Middle Fork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Middle Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middle Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9134, Longitude: -80.0790       In this case, the coordinates for Middle Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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