Caress, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Caress is located in West Virginia
Caress is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°42′16″N 80°32′57″W / 38.70444°N 80.54917°W / 38.70444; -80.54917Coordinates: 38°42′16″N 80°32′57″W / 38.70444°N 80.54917°W / 38.70444; -80.54917
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Braxton
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1549620[1]

Caress is an unincorporated community in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States.


A post office called Caress was established in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1954.[2] The community was probably named for a family of settlers.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caress, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Braxton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Stewart, George R. (1970). Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 71. p. 13. PRNC:32101081977066. 
  4. ^ Phillips, McCandish (Sep 16, 1970). "Origins of strange place names traced". The Day. p. 21. Retrieved 21 October 2015.