Hampton, West Virginia

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Hampton
Hampton is located in West Virginia
Hampton
Hampton
Location within the state of West Virginia
Hampton is located in the United States
Hampton
Hampton
Hampton (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°56′17″N 80°14′23″W / 38.93806°N 80.23972°W / 38.93806; -80.23972Coordinates: 38°56′17″N 80°14′23″W / 38.93806°N 80.23972°W / 38.93806; -80.23972
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyUpshur
Elevation
1,457 ft (444 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS ID1554634[1]

Hampton is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia.

A variant name was Ivanhoe; the present name is in honor of Hampton Fisher.[2] A post office called Ivanhoe was established in 1891, and remained in operation until 1976.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hampton, West Virginia
  2. ^ 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. 331.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 May 2016.