Hiorra, West Virginia

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Hiorra, West Virginia
Hiorra, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Hiorra, West Virginia
Hiorra, West Virginia
Hiorra, West Virginia is located in the United States
Hiorra, West Virginia
Hiorra, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°23′32″N 79°49′07″W / 39.39222°N 79.81861°W / 39.39222; -79.81861Coordinates: 39°23′32″N 79°49′07″W / 39.39222°N 79.81861°W / 39.39222; -79.81861
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyPreston
Elevation
1,352 ft (412 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1554721[1]

Hiorra is an unincorporated community in Preston County, in the U.S. state of West Virginia.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Hiorra was established in 1902, and remained in operation until 1918.[2] The community's name is an amalgamation of the names of three businessmen in the local mining industry.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hiorra, West Virginia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  3. ^ 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. 310.