Artie, West Virginia

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Artie, West Virginia
White Oak Log Church at Artie, West Virginia
White Oak Log Church at Artie, West Virginia
Artie, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Artie, West Virginia
Artie, West Virginia
Artie, West Virginia is located in the United States
Artie, West Virginia
Artie, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°55′57″N 81°21′34″W / 37.93250°N 81.35944°W / 37.93250; -81.35944Coordinates: 37°55′57″N 81°21′34″W / 37.93250°N 81.35944°W / 37.93250; -81.35944
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyRaleigh
Government
 • Typenone
Elevation
1,348 ft (411 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25008[1]
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1553754[2]

Artie is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Artie is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west-northwest of Pax. Artie had a post office, which opened on October 5, 1903, and closed on February 1, 1997.[3]

The main road through Artie is County Route 1, also known as Clear Fork Road. The Clear Fork describes the river in Artie, which is part of the headwaters of the Big Coal River.[4] County Route 1 crosses the river twice in Artie via roadway bridges. Both bridges have been named for United States Armed Services members, US Army PFC Shelby Dean Stover,[5] and USAF SMSgt Billie Edward Hodge.[6]

In 2014, standout West Virginia sports player and coach, Tex Williams, opened a museum of sports artifacts inside the old Post Office building.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Artie, West Virginia
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Headwaters of the Big Coal River - Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia | Digital Collections | Library of Congress". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  5. ^ "SCR 46 Text". www.wvlegislature.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  6. ^ "HCR 40 Text". www.wvlegislature.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  7. ^ Herald-Dispatch, CHUCK LANDONThe. "Chuck Landon: Tex M. Williams Artie Museum opening". The Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved 2018-08-27.