Slab Fork, West Virginia

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Slab Fork
Unincorporated community
Street View Slab Fork West Virginia
Street View Slab Fork West Virginia
Slab Fork is located in West Virginia
Slab Fork
Slab Fork
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°41′13″N 81°19′53″W / 37.68694°N 81.33139°W / 37.68694; -81.33139Coordinates: 37°41′13″N 81°19′53″W / 37.68694°N 81.33139°W / 37.68694; -81.33139
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Population (2000)
 • Total 202
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25920

Slab Fork is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States with a population of 202.[1] Slab Fork is located along a stream of the same name and West Virginia Route 54.[2] The ZIP code for Slab Fork is 25920.

Slab Fork is the birthplace of Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who wrote and recorded popular songs such as "Ain't No Sunshine", "Lean on Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Use Me" and "Lovely Day".

Doris Payne, a lifelong jewel thief, was born in Slab Fork in 1930. She began her career as a teenager after her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio.[3]

The community's percentage of married households is lower than the national average, but the percentage of families (households with children) is higher than the national average.[4] The median income in Slab Fork is approximately $33,500, which is 20% lower than the national average. As of the 2000 United States Census, none of the residents had received a college degree. According to the 2000 census, 199 of the community's 202 residents were white, two were of mixed race, and one was an Alaskan native or American Indian.[1]


  1. ^ a b 25920 zip code - Slab Fork
  2. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 59. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Angie (November 20, 2005). "75-year-old jewel thief looks back". Rueters. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Slab Fork Neighborhood Profile on Yahoo! Real Estate - Demographics, Cost of Living & more!