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Welcome to Northfork ...

The town of Northfork is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northfork has a population of 336 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Northfork is 1,880 feet [573 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Northfork: 24868<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northfork had an population of 336 people. This is a decrease of 21.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 35.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northfork had a population of 429 people. This makes Northfork the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Northfork represents 0.02% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 171st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 429 people, the population of Northfork decreased 17.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 519 people).

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

Adding Northfork 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 Northfork 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 Northfork elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities near Northfork ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Northfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<8>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Northfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<8>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Northfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<8>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Northfork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Northfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<8>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Northfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Northfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Northfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<8>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
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      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Northfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Davy [McDowell County]
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      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Northfork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northfork ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northfork. 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 McDowell, 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 have 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 Northfork.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northfork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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 Northfork). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northfork or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Northfork) 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 Northfork. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northfork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northfork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4196, Longitude: -81.4274       In this case, the coordinates for Northfork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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