Congo, West Virginia
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Congo is an unincorporated community on the Ohio River in Hancock County, West Virginia. It lies off West Virginia Route 2. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Congo has also been known as Hamilton and Hamilton Town throughout its history. The present name is derived from nearby Congo Run creek.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Congo, 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. 183.
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