Gad, West Virginia

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Ghost town
Gad is located in West Virginia
Gad is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°14′23″N 80°53′3″W / 38.23972°N 80.88417°W / 38.23972; -80.88417Coordinates: 38°14′23″N 80°53′3″W / 38.23972°N 80.88417°W / 38.23972; -80.88417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Nicholas
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Gad is an extinct town in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. The community was located on McKee's Creek, but was purchased by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of Summersville Lake.

The site of the town is now located under the lake near the marina.

The community most likely was named after the Gadd family.[1]


  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. 258.