Auto, West Virginia

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Auto, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Auto is located in West Virginia
Auto
Auto
Auto is located in the US
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Coordinates: 37°57′55″N 80°19′09″W / 37.96528°N 80.31917°W / 37.96528; -80.31917Coordinates: 37°57′55″N 80°19′09″W / 37.96528°N 80.31917°W / 37.96528; -80.31917
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Greenbrier
Elevation 2,372 ft (723 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1550127[1]

Auto is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Auto is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southeast of Falling Spring.

A post office called Auto has been in operation since 1911.[2] The community is said to have been named for horse and buggies (previously called "automobiles") in the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Auto, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 10.