Cleveland, West Virginia

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Cleveland, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Cleveland, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Cleveland, West Virginia
Cleveland, West Virginia
Cleveland, West Virginia is located in the US
Cleveland, West Virginia
Cleveland, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°43′37″N 80°23′32″W / 38.72694°N 80.39222°W / 38.72694; -80.39222Coordinates: 38°43′37″N 80°23′32″W / 38.72694°N 80.39222°W / 38.72694; -80.39222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Webster
Elevation 1,276 ft (389 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26215
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1537401[1]

Cleveland is an unincorporated community in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. Cleveland is located 17 miles (27 km) north of Webster Springs on West Virginia Route 20, along the Right Fork Little Kanawha River.[2] Cleveland has a post office with ZIP code 26215.[3]

History[edit]

Over the years, the village now known as Cleveland has had three different names: Buffalo Fork, Point, and Cleveland. This reflected the change in name assigned to the post office located in the community. The first post office was established in 1853 and was named Buffalo Fork, after the small nearby stream that flows into the right fork of the Little Kanawha River.

Thirty years later in 1883, the post office was dubbed "Point" simply because a shorter name was preferred for postal purposes. Point, however, was short-lived, as two years later, in 1885; the post office name was changed to Cleveland, in honor of Grover Cleveland,[4] who was just beginning his first term as President of the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 46. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ 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. 175.