Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia

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Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°46′14″N 82°11′56″W / 38.77056°N 82.19889°W / 38.77056; -82.19889
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMason
Area
 • Total2.771 sq mi (7.18 km2)
 • Land2.275 sq mi (5.89 km2)
 • Water0.496 sq mi (1.28 km2)
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Population
 • Total817
 • Density290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25515
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1554524[3]

Gallipolis Ferry is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mason County, West Virginia, USA. It is situated on the Ohio River along West Virginia Route 2. As of the 2010 census, its population was 817.[2] It is the site of the Robert C. Byrd Locks & Dam on the Ohio. The community was named for the fact a ferry once provided service between the town site and nearby Gallipolis, Ohio.[4]

The community is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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: Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
  4. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 38°46′14″N 82°11′56″W / 38.77056°N 82.19889°W / 38.77056; -82.19889