Lost City, West Virginia

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Lost City, West Virginia
Lost City is located in West Virginia
Lost City
Lost City
Lost City is located in the US
Lost City
Lost City
Coordinates: 38°55′47″N 78°50′3″W / 38.92972°N 78.83417°W / 38.92972; -78.83417Coordinates: 38°55′47″N 78°50′3″W / 38.92972°N 78.83417°W / 38.92972; -78.83417
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID1551940[1]

Lost City is an unincorporated community on the Lost River in eastern Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. Lost City is centered at the intersection of West Virginia routes 59 and 259. The town was originally known as Cover. Its post office has been open since 1892.[2]

The community takes its name from the nearby Lost River.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lost City, West Virginia
  2. ^ http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postmasterfinder/welcome.htm
  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. 386.