Ireland, West Virginia

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Ireland
Unincorporated community
Ireland is located in West Virginia
Ireland
Ireland
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°48′56″N 80°27′42″W / 38.81556°N 80.46167°W / 38.81556; -80.46167Coordinates: 38°48′56″N 80°27′42″W / 38.81556°N 80.46167°W / 38.81556; -80.46167
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Lewis
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Ireland is an unincorporated community in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. The community was named for Andrew Wilson, its first settler, who was from Ireland.[1]

Ireland is also the American home of the sport of Irish Road Bowling.[2]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ireland has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, West Virginia: The Place Name Press. p. 329. 
  2. ^ Strader, Tricia Lynn (2012-07-26). "Ancient Irish sport returns". The Journal. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Ireland, West Virginia