Caperton, West Virginia

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Caperton, West Virginia
Caperton is located in West Virginia
Caperton
Caperton
Caperton is located in the United States
Caperton
Caperton
Coordinates: 38°1′16″N 81°1′35″W / 38.02111°N 81.02639°W / 38.02111; -81.02639Coordinates: 38°1′16″N 81°1′35″W / 38.02111°N 81.02639°W / 38.02111; -81.02639
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyFayette
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS ID1554066[1]

Caperton is an unincorporated community and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia. It was also known as Elen.

The community has the name of Austin Caperton, a businessman in the local mining industry.[2]

Notable native[edit]

References[edit]

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