Droop, West Virginia

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Droop
Unincorporated community
Droop is located in West Virginia
Droop
Droop
Droop is located in the US
Droop
Droop
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°5′6″N 80°17′5″W / 38.08500°N 80.28472°W / 38.08500; -80.28472Coordinates: 38°5′6″N 80°17′5″W / 38.08500°N 80.28472°W / 38.08500; -80.28472
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24933

Droop is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in the Greenbrier River Valley.

The community takes its name from nearby Droop Mountain.[1] The area lends its name to Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle.[2] The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the park's trails and buildings in the 1930s, as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. Today, a small museum on the park grounds houses Civil War artifacts and discusses the park's CCC history.[3] Bi-annually, the West Virginia Reenactors Association reenacts the Droop Mountain battle.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 214. 
  2. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 38. 
  3. ^ http://www.droopmountainbattlefield.com
  4. ^ http://www.wvra.org

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