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Turkey Gap, West Virginia

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Census Data for Turkey Gap ...

Although we found mention of Turkey 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 Turkey Gap. If you can help us locate Turkey Gap, please Contact Us.

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

Mercer County ...

Turkey Gap is located in Mercer County.

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

Miscellaneous Information for Turkey 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 Mercer County or the community of Turkey 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: 055 (Mercer County)

Place Code: 81292 (Turkey Gap)

State & County Code: 54/055 (West Virginia / Mercer County)

State & Place Code: 54/81292 (West Virginia / Turkey Gap)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Turkey 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 Turkey 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 Turkey Gap and then turned west". While Turkey Gap could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Turkey 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 Turkey 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 Turkey Gap.

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