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Welcome to West Milford ...

The town of West Milford is located in Harrison County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Milford: W. Milford

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Milford has a population of 607 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Milford.

West Milford is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for West Milford: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Milford had an population of 607 people. This is a decrease of 3.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Milford had a population of 630 people. This makes West Milford the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of West Milford represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 630 people, the population of West Milford decreased 3.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 651 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Milford.

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

We also found West Milford on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named West Milford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named West Milford - it's located in New Jersey.

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

Communities near West Milford ...

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

  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
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    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of West Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
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    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of West Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of West Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<7>
  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of West Milford
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
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      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of West Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
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      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of West Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<7>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
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      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of West Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Salem [Harrison County]
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      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of West Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of West Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of West Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Milford ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Milford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 Harrison, 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 West Milford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Milford - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- West Milford) 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 West Milford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Milford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2044, Longitude: -80.4034       In this case, the coordinates for West Milford 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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