Green Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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Green Sulphur Springs
Unincorporated community
Green Sulphur Springs is located in West Virginia
Green Sulphur Springs
Green Sulphur Springs
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°34′12″N 80°47′22″W / 37.57000°N 80.78944°W / 37.57000; -80.78944Coordinates: 37°34′12″N 80°47′22″W / 37.57000°N 80.78944°W / 37.57000; -80.78944
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Summers
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25966[1]

Green Sulphur Springs (also Green Sulphur) is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. It lies near Interstate 64 to the northeast of the city of Hinton, the county seat of Summers County.[2] Its elevation is 1,552 feet (473 m).[3] Green Sulphur Springs had a post office, with the ZIP code of 25966, until it closed on February 29, 1992.[4]

History[edit]

Green Sulphur Springs takes its name from an underground spring containing sulfur. It was discovered in the 19th century by accident when prospectors were drilling for salt water.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '04. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2004, p. 112.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-01-18.
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Miller, James Henry (1908). History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. J.H. Miller. p. 659.