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Rock Gap, West Virginia

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Census Data for Rock Gap ...

Although we found mention of Rock Gap during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Rock Gap. If you can help us locate Rock Gap, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Rock Gap has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Morgan County ...

Rock Gap is located in Morgan County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Morgan County.

Miscellaneous Information for Rock Gap ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Morgan County or the community of Rock Gap:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 065 (Morgan County)

Place Code: 69412 (Rock Gap)

State & County Code: 54/065 (West Virginia / Morgan County)

State & Place Code: 54/69412 (West Virginia / Rock Gap)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Rock Gap is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Rock Gap.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Rock Gap and then turned east". While Rock Gap could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Rock Gap as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Rock Gap could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another West Virginia community named Rock Gap.

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