Check, Virginia

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Check, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Check is located in Virginia
Check is located in the US
Coordinates: 37°02′05″N 80°09′56″W / 37.03472°N 80.16556°W / 37.03472; -80.16556Coordinates: 37°02′05″N 80°09′56″W / 37.03472°N 80.16556°W / 37.03472; -80.16556
Country United States
State Virginia
County Floyd
Elevation 2,582 ft (787 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24072
Area code(s) 540
GNIS feature ID 1464762[1]

Check is an unincorporated community in Floyd County, Virginia, United States. Check is located on U.S. Route 221 12.1 miles (19.5 km) northeast of Floyd. Check has a post office with ZIP code 24072, which opened on July 23, 1883.[2][3] The origin of the name "Check" is obscure.[4]

Check contains a primary school, Check Elementary School, which is located in the old Check High School building.[5]


  1. ^ "Check". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 141. 
  5. ^ "Check Elementary School". Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.