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Sand Fork, West Virginia
(Gilmer County)

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Welcome to Sand Fork ...

The town of Sand Fork is located in Gilmer County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Sand Fork: Sand Frk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sand Fork has a population of 148 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sand Fork is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sand Fork: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sand Fork had an population of 148 people. This is a decrease of 6.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sand Fork had a population of 159 people. This makes Sand Fork the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 159 people, the population of Sand Fork decreased 9.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 176 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sand Fork.

Adding Sand Fork 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 Sand Fork 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 Sand Fork elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Sand Fork ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Sand Fork: This one is located in Gilmer County and the other is located in Clay County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 2 communities that are also named Sand Fork - they are located in and Ohio.

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

Communities near Sand Fork ...

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

  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Sand Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<7>
  • Glenville [Gilmer County]
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Sand Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<7>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Sand Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
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      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<7>
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<7>
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
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      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<7>
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sand Fork ...

Looking for more information about Sand Fork? 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 Sand Fork, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sand Fork.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Fork. 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 Gilmer, 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 Sand Fork.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sand Fork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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- Sand Fork) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sand Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9154, Longitude: -80.7477       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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