Yawkey, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
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Yawkey is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Yawkey is located in the US
Yawkey (the US)
Coordinates: 38°13′30″N 81°57′53″W / 38.22500°N 81.96472°W / 38.22500; -81.96472Coordinates: 38°13′30″N 81°57′53″W / 38.22500°N 81.96472°W / 38.22500; -81.96472
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Lincoln
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25573

Yawkey (also Porter Fork) is an unincorporated community in eastern Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. It lies at the intersection of West Virginia Routes 3 and 214, east of the town of Hamlin, the county seat of Lincoln County.[1] Its elevation is 738 feet (225 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it had a post office,[3] with the ZIP code of 25573.[4]

The community most likely was named after the Yawkey family.[5]

1950s TV personality Dagmar was born in Yawkey.[6]


Yawkey postmark 


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 112.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yawkey, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-03-29.
  3. ^ http://www.wvmetronews.com/news.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=52623
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 695. 
  6. ^ "WV Film Office – Famous WV Connections". Welcome to West Virginia. West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved April 4, 2017.