Capels, West Virginia

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Capels
Coal tipple in Capels, 1938. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
Coal tipple in Capels, 1938. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
Capels is located in West Virginia
Capels
Capels
Location within the state of West Virginia
Capels is located in the United States
Capels
Capels
Capels (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°27′16″N 81°36′5″W / 37.45444°N 81.60139°W / 37.45444; -81.60139Coordinates: 37°27′16″N 81°36′5″W / 37.45444°N 81.60139°W / 37.45444; -81.60139
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMcDowell
Elevation
1,309 ft (399 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
24820
GNIS feature ID1554065[1]

Capels is an unincorporated community on the Tug Fork River in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States.

Capels most likely was named after the local Capel family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Capels, 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. 153.