Machodoc, Virginia

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Machodoc is an unincorporated community in Westmoreland County, in the U. S. state of Virginia.[1]


A post office called Machodoc was established in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955.[2] Machodoc is a name derived from a Native American language meaning "ceremonial river".[3]


  1. ^ "Machodoc (Westmoreland County, Virginia)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Westmoreland County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ Dyson, Cathy (July 20, 2003). "History and legend unlock origins of unusual names". The Free Lance-Star. pp. A7. Retrieved 3 May 2015.

Coordinates: 38°04′49″N 76°41′48″W / 38.08028°N 76.69667°W / 38.08028; -76.69667