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Welcome to Strange Creek ...

Strange Creek is located in Braxton County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Strange Creek: Strange Crk. (or less commonly used: Strange Ck. or Strange Cr.)

Strange Creek is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Strange Creek: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Strange Creek: 25063<4>

Adding Strange Creek 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 Strange Creek 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 Strange Creek 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 Strange Creek on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Strange Creek ...

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

  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
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    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Strange Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<6>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
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    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Strange Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<6>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Strange Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<6>
  • Clay [Clay County]
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    • Clay [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Strange Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
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      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Strange Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<6>
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Strange Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Strange Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Strange Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Strange Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Strange Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Strange Creek ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Strange Creek. 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 Braxton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Strange Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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 community (such as Strange Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Strange Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Strange Creek) 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 Strange Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Strange Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strange Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5673, Longitude: -80.8985    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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