Layland, West Virginia

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Layland, West Virginia
Bowyer Mine Supply Company Layland West Virginia
Bowyer Mine Supply Company Layland West Virginia
Layland is located in West Virginia
Layland
Layland
Layland is located in the United States
Layland
Layland
Coordinates: 37°53′21″N 80°58′16″W / 37.88917°N 80.97111°W / 37.88917; -80.97111Coordinates: 37°53′21″N 80°58′16″W / 37.88917°N 80.97111°W / 37.88917; -80.97111
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyFayette
Elevation
2,431 ft (741 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25864
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1554925[1]

Layland is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Layland is located on West Virginia Route 41 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west-northwest of Meadow Bridge. Layland has a post office with ZIP code 25864.[2]

A former variant name was Gentry.[3]

Layland was the site of a deadly mining explosion on March 2, 1915 in which 112 men were killed either by immediate impact or gas-induced suffocation. In the days following, approximately 53 survivors emerged from the mine after creating barricades to shield from the deadly gas.[4][5] A memorial was established in 2014 to honor the victims and survivors.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  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. 363.
  4. ^ "Hellraisers Journal: A Survivor's Story from the Layland Mine Disaster, Barricaded from After-Damp". Daily Kos. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  5. ^ "Layland, WV and Laurel Creek Mines". CoalCampUSA. Appalachian Coalfields. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  6. ^ "Layland memorial recognizes 112 killed almost a century ago". Charleston Gazette-Mail. 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2019-06-22.