Secondcreek, West Virginia

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Secondcreek, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Secondcreek, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Secondcreek, West Virginia
Secondcreek, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°39′55″N 80°27′14″W / 37.66528°N 80.45389°W / 37.66528; -80.45389Coordinates: 37°39′55″N 80°27′14″W / 37.66528°N 80.45389°W / 37.66528; -80.45389
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monroe
Elevation 1,873 ft (571 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24974
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555586[1]

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.[2]

Naming of Second Creek[edit]

There is no "First Creek" per se. The settlers moving into the area were following the Midland Trail and crossed Howard's Creek first. The second creek they encountered was then named "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[edit]

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.

Reed's Mill and the Nickell Homestead and Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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