Guardian, West Virginia

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Guardian, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Guardian, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Guardian, West Virginia
Guardian, West Virginia
Guardian, West Virginia is located in the US
Guardian, West Virginia
Guardian, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°38′10″N 80°27′59″W / 38.63611°N 80.46639°W / 38.63611; -80.46639Coordinates: 38°38′10″N 80°27′59″W / 38.63611°N 80.46639°W / 38.63611; -80.46639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Webster
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1539778[1]

Guardian is an unincorporated community in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. Guardian is located along the Right Fork Holly River and West Virginia Route 15 11.4 miles (18.3 km) north-northwest of Webster Springs.[2] Guardian had a post office, which closed on February 1, 1988.[3] The community took its name from the local Guardian Coal and Oil Company.[4] Guardian was previously known as Removal from about the 1880's until 1937 when the post office named changed to Guardian. Guardian was also referred to as Middleport in early postal records. The history of the town is exhaustively set out in a two volume book set (published in 2002 and 2015) known as "Removal Reflections: A History of Guardian/Removal, West Virginia."[5]

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