Besoco, West Virginia

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Besoco, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Besoco, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Besoco, West Virginia
Besoco, West Virginia
Besoco, West Virginia is located in the US
Besoco, West Virginia
Besoco, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°37′39″N 81°14′27″W / 37.62750°N 81.24083°W / 37.62750; -81.24083Coordinates: 37°37′39″N 81°14′27″W / 37.62750°N 81.24083°W / 37.62750; -81.24083
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Elevation 1,818 ft (554 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25815
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1535674[1]

Besoco is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Besoco is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Sophia.

The name Besoco is an amalgamation of the Beckley Smokeless Coal Company.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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. 109.