Alexander, West Virginia

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Alexander, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Alexander, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Alexander, West Virginia
Alexander, West Virginia
Alexander, West Virginia is located in the US
Alexander, West Virginia
Alexander, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°46′58″N 80°13′21″W / 38.78278°N 80.22250°W / 38.78278; -80.22250Coordinates: 38°46′58″N 80°13′21″W / 38.78278°N 80.22250°W / 38.78278; -80.22250
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyUpshur
Elevation1,850 ft (560 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1549559[1]

Alexander is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. Alexander is located on County Route 11 and the Buckhannon River 14.6 miles (23.5 km) south of Buckhannon.[2]

The community was named after John M. Alexander, a businessperson in the local lumber industry.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Upshur County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  3. ^ 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. 75.