Cucumber is a census-designated place (CDP) in McDowell County, West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, its population was 94. It is centered on mining. Named either for nearby Cucumber Creek  or for the  cucumber trees in the area, it is the only community in the United States with this name. Its post office was still active as of October 2011 (see image).
Mine collapse [ edit ]
On January 13, 2007, a tunnel collapse at a
Brooks Run Mining Company coal mine killed two miners in the town.  Between 2005 and 2008, the Brooks Mining Company extracted 2,093,165 tons of coal.  
References [ edit ]
^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12 . Retrieved . 2011-04-23
^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved . 2011-05-14
^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cucumber, West Virginia
^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). . Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 194. West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains
^ "Tunnel collapse kills 2 miners in West Virginia". . Archived from CNN International the original on January 15, 2007 . Retrieved . January 14, 2007
^ "McDowell cave-in kills two miners". Sunday Gazette-Mail . Retrieved . January 14, 2007
^ Brooks Mining Company info, wvminesafety.org; accessed May 14, 2014.