McGraws, West Virginia

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McGraws, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
McGraws, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
McGraws, West Virginia
McGraws, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°40′15″N 81°27′47″W / 37.67083°N 81.46306°W / 37.67083; -81.46306Coordinates: 37°40′15″N 81°27′47″W / 37.67083°N 81.46306°W / 37.67083; -81.46306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wyoming
Elevation 1,808 ft (551 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25875
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1543008[1]

McGraws is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States. McGraws is 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Mullens.

The town is named for John & Mahala (Cozort) McGraw who settled their family here in 1852. It was first named Milam after Andrew Milam who is believed to be the first settler to the area. It has also been known as McGraw Mills and Tipple. John was a farmer and businessman who was also the town's first postmaster.

The former grade school was also named in his honor. [2]

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