Asco, West Virginia

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Asco
Asco is located in West Virginia
Asco
Asco
Location within the state of West Virginia
Asco is located in the United States
Asco
Asco
Asco (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°30′7″N 81°37′33″W / 37.50194°N 81.62583°W / 37.50194; -81.62583Coordinates: 37°30′7″N 81°37′33″W / 37.50194°N 81.62583°W / 37.50194; -81.62583
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMcDowell
Elevation
1,473 ft (449 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
24809
GNIS feature ID1553757[1]

Asco is an unincorporated community located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Asco was originally known as Atlantic. The current name derives from the American Smokeless Coal Company (ASCO).[2] It lies at the end of a line of the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Davy Branch hollow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Asco, West Virginia
  2. ^ 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. 86.

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