Algoma, West Virginia

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Algoma
Unincorporated community
Cherokee Road in Algoma
Cherokee Road in Algoma
Algoma is located in West Virginia
Algoma
Algoma
Algoma is located in the US
Algoma
Algoma
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°25′8″N 81°25′33″W / 37.41889°N 81.42583°W / 37.41889; -81.42583Coordinates: 37°25′8″N 81°25′33″W / 37.41889°N 81.42583°W / 37.41889; -81.42583
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24807
GNIS feature ID 1534873[1]

Algoma is an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Algoma is located adjacent to the town of Northfork. Its post office [2] was established in 1891 and discontinued in 1988.[3] Algoma most likely was derived from the Algonquin language.[4]

The Algoma Coal and Coke Company Store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Algoma, West Virginia
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Algoma WV post office
  3. ^ Helbock, Richard W. (2004) United States Post Offices, Volume VI - The Mid-Atlantic, p. 19 Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications
  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. 75. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.