Left Hand, West Virginia

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Left Hand
Unincorporated community
Left Hand WV Post Office
Left Hand WV Post Office
Left Hand is located in West Virginia
Left Hand
Left Hand
Location within the state of West Virginia
Left Hand is located in the US
Left Hand
Left Hand
Left Hand (the US)
Coordinates: 38°37′7″N 81°14′42″W / 38.61861°N 81.24500°W / 38.61861; -81.24500Coordinates: 38°37′7″N 81°14′42″W / 38.61861°N 81.24500°W / 38.61861; -81.24500
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyRoane
Elevation728 ft (222 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total390 [1]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes25251
GNIS feature ID1541751[1]

Left Hand (also Justices, Knights, or Lefthand) is an unincorporated community in southeastern Roane County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 36 southeast of the city of Spencer, the county seat of Roane County.[2] Its post office [3] is still active.

The community was named after nearby Lefthand Run creek.[4]

Education[edit]

An elementary school "Geary Elementary/Middle School" is located in Left Hand, West Virginia.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Left Hand, West Virginia
  2. ^ DeLorme. West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2007, p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-327-3.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Left Hand, West Virginia
  4. ^ 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. pp. 366–367.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2009-12-22.