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Beards Fork, West Virginia
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Coordinates: 38°03′49″N 81°13′38″W / 38.06361°N 81.22722°W / 38.06361; -81.22722Coordinates: 38°03′49″N 81°13′38″W / 38.06361°N 81.22722°W / 38.06361; -81.22722
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 199
 • Density 118.2/sq mi (45.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25014
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-54109
GNIS feature ID 1553820

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.

Geography

Beards Fork is located at 38°03′49″N 81°13′38″W / 38.063720°N 81.227329°W / 38.063720; -81.227329 (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.

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