Big Stick, West Virginia

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Big Stick
Unincorporated community
Big Stick is located in West Virginia
Big Stick
Big Stick
Location within the state of West Virginia
Big Stick is located in the US
Big Stick
Big Stick
Big Stick (the US)
Coordinates: 37°41′45″N 81°15′12″W / 37.69583°N 81.25333°W / 37.69583; -81.25333Coordinates: 37°41′45″N 81°15′12″W / 37.69583°N 81.25333°W / 37.69583; -81.25333
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Big Stick was an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States.[1] It lies along County Route 3/2, beside Winding Gulf. This community is part of the Winding Gulf Coalfield in Raleigh County.

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This community got its name from Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick Policy, which was based on a West African proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."[citation needed]

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