Eccles, West Virginia

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Eccles, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Eccles, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Eccles, West Virginia
Eccles, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°46′59″N 81°15′57″W / 37.78306°N 81.26583°W / 37.78306; -81.26583Coordinates: 37°46′59″N 81°15′57″W / 37.78306°N 81.26583°W / 37.78306; -81.26583
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Area[1]
 • Total 0.689 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Land 0.687 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)
Elevation 2,096 ft (639 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 362
 • Density 530/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 25836
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1538540[3]

Eccles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Eccles is located on West Virginia Route 3 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Beckley. Eccles has a post office with ZIP code 25836.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population is 362.[2]

The community was named for a businessperson in the mining industry.[5] Eccles is the site of the April 28, 1914 Eccles coal mining disaster, which took the lives of 180 men.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eccles, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ 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. 222.