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Welcome to Moorefield ...

The town of Moorefield is located in Hardy County<1> and is the County Seat for Hardy County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Moorefield has a population of 2,435 people<2> (see below for details).

Moorefield is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Moorefield: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Moorefield: 26836<5>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Moorefield.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moorefield had an population of 2,435 people. This is a decrease of 4.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moorefield had a population of 2,544 people (which is 18.14% of the total population of Hardy County). This makes Moorefield the county's most populous community.

The population of Moorefield represents 0.14% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,544 people, the population of Moorefield increased 7.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,375 people).

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

Communities Also Named Moorefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Moorefield - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Nebraska, New Brunswick, Ohio (2), Ontario and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Moorefield ...

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

  • Petersburg
  • Arthur
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    • Arthur lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Moorefield.
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  • Lahmansville
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    • Lahmansville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Moorefield.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lahmansville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lahmansville
  • Medley
  • Baker
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    • Baker lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Moorefield.
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  • Dorcas
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
    • Dorcas lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Moorefield.
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  • Lost City
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    • Lost City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Moorefield.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<7>
  • Maysville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Moorefield.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greenland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
    • Greenland lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Moorefield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
  • Mathias

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moorefield. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Moorefield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moorefield ...

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

Adding Moorefield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Moorefield 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 that we've found for Moorefield was the List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Moorefield in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moorefield.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moorefield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Hardy, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moorefield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moorefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 town (such as Moorefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moorefield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Moorefield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moorefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoorefieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0640, Longitude: -78.9683    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.




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