Caretta, West Virginia
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Caretta is an unincorporated community located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Caretta was named for the transposed syllables in the name of Mrs. Etta Carter, the wife of George Lafayette Carter. It is the only place in the United States with this name.
Caretta is home to the Big Creek People in Action, an organization founded in 1990 by citizens of McDowell County, West Virginia in order to improve the local quality of life. The organization also boasts partnerships with numerous colleges, churches, and other groups who volunteer in the area.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caretta, West Virginia
- 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. 155.
- Homer Hickam, We Are Not Afraid: Strength and Courage for Our Nation from the Town of "October Sky", HCI, 2002, p. 15
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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