Forks of Waters, Virginia

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Forks of Waters
Unincorporated community
Aerial view of Forks of Waters.  The South Branch Potomac River flows diagonally across the image.
Aerial view of Forks of Waters. The South Branch Potomac River flows diagonally across the image.
Forks of Waters is located in Virginia
Forks of Waters
Forks of Waters
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°28′56″N 79°30′31″W / 38.48222°N 79.50861°W / 38.48222; -79.50861Coordinates: 38°28′56″N 79°30′31″W / 38.48222°N 79.50861°W / 38.48222; -79.50861
Country United States
State Virginia
County Highland
Elevation 2,313 ft (705 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24465
GNIS feature ID 1483492[1]

Forks of Waters (formerly Strait Creek) is an unincorporated community located in Highland County, Virginia, United States.[1] Forks of Waters is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Monterey, Virginia at the junction of U.S. Route 220 and Virginia State Route 642.[2][3] Forks of Waters is so named due to the convergence of the Strait Creek with the South Branch Potomac River near the community.[2][4] After passing through Forks of Waters, the South Branch Potomac River enters West Virginia approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to the northeast.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Forks of Waters". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Domestic Geographic Name Report Form - Forks of Waters, Virginia". U.S. Department of the Interior Board on Geographic Names. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Forks of Waters, Virginia". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.4823417+-79.5086575&hl=en&sll=38.003386,-79.420925&sspn=5.747159,12.23877&t=m&z=15. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Morton, Oren Frederic (1911). A History of Highland County, Virginia. p. 13.