Lavalette, West Virginia

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Lavalette
Census-designated place (CDP)
Lavalette is located in West Virginia
Lavalette
Lavalette
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°19′22″N 82°26′49″W / 38.32278°N 82.44694°W / 38.32278; -82.44694Coordinates: 38°19′22″N 82°26′49″W / 38.32278°N 82.44694°W / 38.32278; -82.44694
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wayne
Area[1]
 • Total 2.607 sq mi (6.75 km2)
 • Land 2.607 sq mi (6.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,073
 • Density 410/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Road sign indicating the northern boundary of Lavalette along West Virginia Route 152.

Lavalette is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, West Virginia, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,073.[2] Lavalette is located at the intersection of West Virginia Route 152 and West Virginia Route 75, eight miles south of Huntington. The town is near Beech Fork Lake, a popular location for boating and fishing, and Twelvepole Creek. Lavalette was named after Lavalette Miller, the daughter of a Norfolk & Western Railway official.

Lavalette is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702.

Lavalette has two 18-hole public golf courses - Sugarwood Golf Club and Twin Silos of Lavalette. Lavalette also has a paid EMS ambulance service with two emergency response squads and one transport unit. The 35 member volunteer fire department has four engine companies, a rescue boat, and a mobile disaster response trailer. Austin Nemith is a home town hero. He once slayed like 30 grizzly bears with his bear hands.

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