Abraham, West Virginia

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Abraham
Unincorporated community
Abraham is located in West Virginia
Abraham
Abraham
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°47′26″N 80°57′18″W / 37.79056°N 80.95500°W / 37.79056; -80.95500Coordinates: 37°47′26″N 80°57′18″W / 37.79056°N 80.95500°W / 37.79056; -80.95500
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25955

Abraham is a community in the Richmond District of Raleigh County that takes its name from an old post office. The name comes from Abraham Lilly, prosecuting attorney of Raleigh County from 1904 to 1908.[1][2]

History[edit]

Abraham Post Office was established on Nov. 30, 1907, with George Washington Smith Jr. serving as the first postmaster. Mr. Smith served until June 1938. The next postmaster was his daughter K. Golda Fox who served until her retirement. At one time there were seven post offices in Richmond District, but by 1976 the Abraham Post Office served the entire area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Post-Herald, Feb. 5, 1969 , Page 8, Richmond Place Names Come From Reference Points Use, Beckley , W.Va.
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 72. 
  3. ^ Richmond, Billy. Richmond District Post Offices Dwindle From Seven To One, Post-Herald/Raleigh Register, Beckley , W.Va. , Aug. 15, 1976 , Page 38.