Creston, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Creston is located in West Virginia
Creston is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°56′49″N 81°16′15″W / 38.94694°N 81.27083°W / 38.94694; -81.27083Coordinates: 38°56′49″N 81°16′15″W / 38.94694°N 81.27083°W / 38.94694; -81.27083
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wirt
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26141[1]

Creston is an unincorporated community in southeastern Wirt County, West Virginia, United States. It lies at the confluence of the Little Kanawha River and the West Fork Little Kanawha River on West Virginia Route 5, southeast of the town of Elizabeth, the county seat of Wirt County.[2][3] Its elevation is 653 feet (199 m).[4] Creston had a post office, which closed on June 25, 2011.[5] The community was named for a drainage divide near the town site.[6]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Creston has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


  1. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 112.
  3. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 34. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Creston, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-04-23.
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ 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. 192. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Creston, West Virginia