Advent, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Advent is located in West Virginia
Advent is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°36′37″N 81°33′31″W / 38.61028°N 81.55861°W / 38.61028; -81.55861Coordinates: 38°36′37″N 81°33′31″W / 38.61028°N 81.55861°W / 38.61028; -81.55861
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Jackson
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25231[1]

Advent is an unincorporated community in southeastern Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along Advent Road southeast of the city of Ripley, the county seat of Jackson County, and near Jackson County's borders with Kanawha and Roane counties.[2] Its elevation is 791 feet (241 m).[3] Advent had a post office, which closed on December 25, 2010.[4]

The community took its name from the local Advent Christian Church.[5]


  1. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2007, p. 33, 43. ISBN 0-89933-327-3.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Advent, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-05-31.
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 74.