Accoville, West Virginia

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Accoville
Census-designated place (CDP)
Accoville is located in West Virginia
Accoville
Accoville
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°46′7″N 81°50′13″W / 37.76861°N 81.83694°W / 37.76861; -81.83694Coordinates: 37°46′7″N 81°50′13″W / 37.76861°N 81.83694°W / 37.76861; -81.83694
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area[1]
 • Total 3.272 sq mi (8.47 km2)
 • Land 3.265 sq mi (8.46 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 574
 • Density 180/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Accoville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The community lies along Buffalo Creek.[3] As of the 2010 census, its population was 574.[2]

Accoville derived its name from the local Amherst Coal Company (ACCO).[4]

Accoville is the birthplace of Ted Belcher, an army soldier and recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Mining accident[edit]

Accoville's Don Israel Bragg, 33, was killed in the 2006 Aracoma Alma Mine disaster along with Ellery Hatfield, 47, of Simon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 57. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  4. ^ 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. 73.