Hansford, West Virginia

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Hansford, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Hansford, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Hansford, West Virginia
Hansford, West Virginia
Hansford, West Virginia is located in USA
Hansford, West Virginia
Hansford, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°12′14″N 81°23′44″W / 38.20389°N 81.39556°W / 38.20389; -81.39556Coordinates: 38°12′14″N 81°23′44″W / 38.20389°N 81.39556°W / 38.20389; -81.39556
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25103
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1539924[1]

Hansford is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Hansford is located along the Kanawha River and West Virginia Route 61 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Pratt. Hansford has a post office with ZIP code 25103.[2]

History[edit]

The Hansford post office [3] was originally named the Paintcreek. Paintcreek was the original community[4] now called Hansford. The present name most likely was named after the local Hansford family.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hansford WV post office, also called Paintcreek
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1904). A Gazetteer of West Virginia. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. p. 114. ISBN 9781120117809. 
  5. ^ 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. 297.