Big Stick, West Virginia

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Big Stick
Unincorporated community
Big Stick is located in West Virginia
Big Stick
Big Stick
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°41′45″N 81°15′12″W / 37.69583°N 81.25333°W / 37.69583; -81.25333Coordinates: 37°41′45″N 81°15′12″W / 37.69583°N 81.25333°W / 37.69583; -81.25333
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Big Stick is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States.[1] It lies along County Route 3/2, beside Winding Gulf. This community is part of the Winding Gulf Coalfield in Raleigh County.


This community got its name from Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick Policy, which was based on a West African proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."[citation needed]