Guardian, West Virginia
|Guardian, West Virginia|
|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|
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. Guardian had a post office, which closed on February 1, 1988. The community took its name from the local Guardian Coal and Oil Company. 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."
- "Guardian". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Webster County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 1. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- 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. 286.
- Hall, Jeffrey L (2002). Removal reflections: a history of Removal/Guardian, West Virginia. Diana, WV: Jeffrey L. Hall.
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