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Welcome to Rolfe ...

Rolfe is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

Rolfe is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Rolfe: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Rolfe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rolfe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rolfe was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Rolfe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Rolfe - they are located in Iowa, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Rolfe ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rolfe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Rolfe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rolfe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Rolfe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Rolfe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 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<6>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Rolfe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Rolfe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Rolfe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 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<6>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rolfe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rolfe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rolfe ...

Looking for more information about Rolfe? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rolfe, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rolfe.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rolfe. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rolfe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rolfe) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolfe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4179, Longitude: -81.4012       In this case, the coordinates for Rolfe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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