Carolina, West Virginia

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Carolina, West Virginia
Location in Marion County and the state of West Virginia.
Location in Marion County and the state of West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°28′49″N 80°16′24″W / 39.48028°N 80.27333°W / 39.48028; -80.27333Coordinates: 39°28′49″N 80°16′24″W / 39.48028°N 80.27333°W / 39.48028; -80.27333
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMarion
Area
 • Total0.831 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land0.830 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)
Elevation
1,184 ft (361 m)
Population
 • Total411
 • Density490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26563
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1554077[3]

Carolina is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. Carolina is 2 miles (3.2 km) north-northwest of Worthington. Carolina has a post office with ZIP code 26563.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 411.[2]

The community was named after Caroline Wilson, the relative of a mining official.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Carolina is the hometown of Alabama Crimson Tide football head coach Nick Saban and John Yokay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carolina, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 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. 156.