Huntersville, West Virginia

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Huntersville is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°11′19″N 80°0′58″W / 38.18861°N 80.01611°W / 38.18861; -80.01611Coordinates: 38°11′19″N 80°0′58″W / 38.18861°N 80.01611°W / 38.18861; -80.01611
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
 • Total1.131 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Land1.131 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
 • Total73
 • Density65/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Huntersville is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in the Alleghany Mountains. As of the 2010 census, its population was 73.[2] It is located six miles east of Marlinton and four miles west of Minnehaha Springs. Huntersville received its name because it was a rendezvous for trappers and hunters who came to trade pelts for supplies.[3] It served as the county seat of Pocahontas County until 1891 when the county's residents voted to move the seat to Marlinton. A local newspaper called "The Pocahontas Times" is distributed in the area.

Huntersville has many sportsman opportunities. Because of its proximity to Knapps Creek flowing nearby, fishermen can catch trout, bass, sun perch, and other fish. Native brook trout streams are also tucked away in quiet places close to the town. Hunting is a big tradition that still lives on in this community because of the vast stretches of Monongahela National Forest that borders the town.

The Huntersville Presbyterian Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  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. 318.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.