Avondale, McDowell County, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Avondale is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Avondale is located in the US
Avondale (the US)
Coordinates: 37°24′45″N 81°47′3″W / 37.41250°N 81.78417°W / 37.41250; -81.78417Coordinates: 37°24′45″N 81°47′3″W / 37.41250°N 81.78417°W / 37.41250; -81.78417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 24811
GNIS feature ID 1553769[1]

Avondale is an unincorporated community located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Avondale lies along the Norfolk and Western Railroad on the Dry Fork. According to the Geographic Names Information System, the community has also been known as Ritter having been named after William McLellan Ritter, founder of the W.M. Ritter company.