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Beards Fork, West Virginia

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Country  United States
County  Fayette
ZIP code  25014
Elevation  382 m
Population  199 (2010)
State  West Virginia
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Area code(s)  304
Area  4.362 km²
Beards Fork, West Virginia

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Beards Fork is a census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States that was founded as a coal town. As of the 2010 census, its population was 199.

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Geography

Beards Fork is located at 38°03′49″N 81°13′38″W (38.063720, -81.227329). Its elevation is 1,253 feet (382 m).

Beards Fork is situated between two mountain ridges in central Fayette County, and is closest to the unincorporated town of Robson. The Post Office in Robson handles the mail for Beards Fork.

History

The community takes its name from nearby Beards Fork creek.

Transportation

Beards Fork is served by WV 61 via Beards Fork Road, a paved one-lane road maintained by the state; a creek runs parallel to the road throughout most of the inhabited portion of the valley (known locally as the 'hollow' or 'holler').

Economy

The only entity of any kind to have offices in Beards Fork is the Southern Appalachian Labor School's Community Center, a non-profit organization that primarily provides housing services and children's programs to area residents.

References

Beards Fork, West Virginia Wikipedia


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