Boulder, West Virginia

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Boulder is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Boulder is located in the United States
Boulder (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°4′7″N 80°6′12″W / 39.06861°N 80.10333°W / 39.06861; -80.10333Coordinates: 39°4′7″N 80°6′12″W / 39.06861°N 80.10333°W / 39.06861; -80.10333
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1536249[1]

Boulder is an unincorporated community in Barbour County, West Virginia, United States. It is located on county route 11 along the Buckhannon River, about three miles from the community of Audra. While the official name of the community is Boulder, by which it is usually known, the town's now-defunct post office assumed the name of Rangoon due to confusion with the town of Boulder, Colorado.

The community takes its name from natural boulders along the nearby Buckhannon River.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boulder, West Virginia
  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. 520.