Secondcreek, West Virginia
|Secondcreek, West Virginia|
|Elevation||1,873 ft (571 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1555586|
Secondcreek is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, West Virginia, United States. Secondcreek is northeast of Union. Secondcreek has a post office with ZIP code 24974. Post office was closed in 2010.
Naming of Second Creek
The area is rich with natural resources, but the citizens are growing concerned about the amount of water being pulled out of the creek to feed public and private interests.
Resource and Heritage
Second Creek is an excellent trout stream although the native brook trout is in greatly reduced numbers compared to the brown trout and rainbow trout recently introduced. Rodgers Mill is a fly fishing only site.Second Creek is stocked every April. Fly anglers can access the waters using secondary Route 219/3 and Route 3/7 from US Route 219.
At one time in its history, more than twenty mills for powder, grist, lumbering and finishing were on this creek.
- Second Creek is directly served by its watershed[clarification needed], "Friends of the Second Creek"
- Second Creek is a tributary of the Greenbrier River. Its watershed[clarification needed] is called the Greenbrier River Watershed Association. Thanks to the contribution of waterbodys like Second Creek, the Greenbrier comprises about 30% of the New River's volume.
- The Greenbrier River is a major tributary for the New River watershed.