Metz, West Virginia

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Metz, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Metz, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Metz, West Virginia
Metz, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°34′49″N 80°22′11″W / 39.58028°N 80.36972°W / 39.58028; -80.36972Coordinates: 39°34′49″N 80°22′11″W / 39.58028°N 80.36972°W / 39.58028; -80.36972
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Marion
Elevation 1,001 ft (305 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26585[1]
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1554500[2]

Metz is an unincorporated community in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. Metz is located along U.S. Route 250 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northwest of Mannington. Metz had a post office, which closed on August 27, 2011.[3]

History[edit]

Founded by Jacob Metz in the early 1800s well before the state of West Virginia seceded from the Confederacy. The village of Metz was first known as "Bee Hive Station" because Jacob kept many bee hives. In 1850, representatives of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad approached Jacob about buying land for a needed rights-of-way. Jacob agreed to give them the land providing they build a station and name it for him. Metz Crossing was shortened to just "Metz" and remains so even today.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Metz has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

Climate data for Metz, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
6
(43)
12
(53)
19
(66)
23
(74)
28
(82)
29
(85)
29
(84)
26
(78)
19
(67)
12
(54)
6
(42)
17.8
(63.9)
Average low °C (°F) −8
(17)
−7
(19)
−4
(25)
1
(34)
7
(44)
12
(53)
14
(58)
14
(57)
9
(49)
3
(37)
−2
(29)
−6
(21)
2.8
(36.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 94
(3.7)
81
(3.2)
104
(4.1)
97
(3.8)
117
(4.6)
112
(4.4)
130
(5.1)
109
(4.3)
91
(3.6)
80
(3)
89
(3.5)
91
(3.6)
1,195
(46.9)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Metz". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Metz, West Virginia
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 15, 2013.