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Welcome to Northfork ...

The town of Northfork is located in McDowell County.

The location of Northfork has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Northfork has a population of 356 people<2> (see below for details).

Northfork is 1,880 feet [573 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Northfork: 24868<5>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which had a count of 519 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Northfork had an population of 356 people. This is a decrease of 17.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.41% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Northfork ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Northfork and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Northfork.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Northfork. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northfork.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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About McDowell County

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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>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northfork.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northfork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<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 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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northfork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019