Kincaid, West Virginia

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Kincaid, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Kincaid, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Kincaid, West Virginia
Kincaid, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°02′26″N 81°16′12″W / 38.04056°N 81.27000°W / 38.04056; -81.27000Coordinates: 38°02′26″N 81°16′12″W / 38.04056°N 81.27000°W / 38.04056; -81.27000
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
Area[1]
 • Total 0.874 sq mi (2.26 km2)
 • Land 0.861 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Water 0.013 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 260
 • Density 300/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25119
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1554877[3]

Kincaid is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 260.[2] Kincaid is located on West Virginia Route 61,8 miles (13 km) northwest of Oak Hill. Kincaid has a post office with ZIP code 25119.[4] The community was established in 1878.[3]

Kincaid family[edit]

In 1807, James Kincaid and his wife Mary Tritt Kincaid moved from old Virginia and settled in Greenbrier county. They were not favorably impressed with the location and moved further to the west, thus establishing the present day community. Of Scotch-Irish descent, the Kincaids became "one of the largest most influential, best known families that settled in Fayette county."[5] The section where Page, West Virginia now stands, and the territory further north, was first known as Kincaid because the region was settled by the Kincaid family.[6]

Coal and electricity[edit]

The Loup Creek Colliery was established in 1902 for mining, and by 1918, as part of with its coal operations, the company supplied electric current to 274 customers in Page and Kincaid.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kincaid, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ Peters, J. T.; Carden, H. B. (1926). History of Fayette County, West Virginia. Jarrett Printing. p. 686. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Peters, p. 535
  7. ^ West Virginia Public Service Commission (1920). Sixth Annual Report. State of West Virginia. p. 666. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
Abandoned service station in Kincaid, as of 2013