Beards Fork, West Virginia
|Beards Fork, West Virginia|
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
|Coordinates: Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.|
|• Total||1.684 sq mi (4.36 km2)|
|• Land||1.682 sq mi (4.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)|
|Elevation||1,253 ft (382 m)|
|• Density||120/sq mi (46/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1553820|
Beards Fork is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (38.063720, -81.227329). Its elevation is 1,253 feet (382 m).
Historically, Beards Fork has been the location of coal mining, and at one point, the longest building in the world under one roof was located in Beards Fork- a coal tipple that spanned the valley; it was 5,555 feet (1,693 m) in length. Today, there is no mining, but logging persists; a flood in 2001 was exacerbated by the rupture of an illegal dam formed by logging remnants.
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 a 'hollow' or 'holler').
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.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beards Fork, West Virginia. Retrieved on 2008-08-10.
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- Beards Fork WV. Zip Code Lookup. Retrieved on 2008-08-10.
- Southern Appalachian Labor School - http://www.sals.info