Boomer, West Virginia
|Boomer, West Virginia|
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Houses in Boomer in 1975
|• Total||1.481 sq mi (3.84 km2)|
|• Land||1.382 sq mi (3.58 km2)|
|• Water||0.099 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|Elevation||646 ft (197 m)|
|• Density||420/sq mi (160/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1536227|
Boomer is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Boomer is located on the north bank of the Kanawha River 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Smithers. Boomer has a post office with ZIP code 25031. As of the 2010 census, its population was 615.
The community takes its name from nearby Boomer Branch creek.
On 16 February 2015 the village, along with neighbouring Adena, was evacuated following the derailment of a train consisting of two locomotives and 109 rail cars. The train, carrying crude oil quickly set ablaze into a fireball, some of the oil flowing into the Kanawha River and setting it alight for half a mile.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boomer, West Virginia
- ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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. 124.
- BBC News article on the accident
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