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Berwind is located in West Virginia
Location in West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
 • Total 0.301 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.289 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0.012 sq mi (0.03 km2)
 • Total 278
 • Density 924/sq mi (356.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)

Berwind is a town on the Dry Fork in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 278. The town is named for Edward Julius Berwind, owner of the Berwind Company, and was originally a company town. It was later incorporated in 1905. Berwind is the hometown of Vern Bickford, a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Braves in Boston (1948-1952) and Milwaukee (1953), and for the Baltimore Orioles (1954). Berwind is also encompassed by the Berwind census designated place.

Berwind is on the Norfolk Southern Railway(former Norfolk and Western) network and the Tug Fork river.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Berwind (Virginia Occidental) para niños

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