Bartow, West Virginia

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Bartow, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Bartow, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Bartow, West Virginia
Bartow, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°32′28″N 79°47′03″W / 38.54111°N 79.78417°W / 38.54111; -79.78417Coordinates: 38°32′28″N 79°47′03″W / 38.54111°N 79.78417°W / 38.54111; -79.78417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.464 sq mi (1.20 km2)
 • Land 0.464 sq mi (1.20 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,772 ft (845 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 111
 • Density 240/sq mi (92/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24920
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1550176[3]

Bartow is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 111.[2]

Bartow is situated along U.S. Route 250 and West Virginia Route 92 and on the East Fork Greenbrier River about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Durbin. It has a post office with ZIP code 24920.[4]

Bartow is named for Col. Francis S. Bartow, a Confederate commander who died at the Battle of First Manassas on July 21, 1861.[5] The Battle of Greenbrier River, also known as the Battle of Camp Bartow, took place on October 3, 1861 about one mile (1.6 km) southeast of the present town.

The Camp Bartow Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[6] Located near Bartow is the Camp Allegheny Historic District, listed in 1990.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bartow, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 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. 97. 
  6. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.