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Welcome to Yukon ...

Yukon is located in McDowell County<1>.

Yukon is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Yukon: (304) & (681)<3>

Adding Yukon 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 Yukon 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 Yukon elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Yukon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Yukon - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Yukon ...

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

  • Richlands [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
    • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Yukon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,234 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<5>
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Yukon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<5>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Yukon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<5>
  • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Yukon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Yukon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Yukon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Yukon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Yukon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<5>
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Yukon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<5>
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Yukon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yukon ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yukon. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Yukon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yukon) 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 Yukon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yukon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yukon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3199, Longitude: -81.6963    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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