Maidsville, West Virginia

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Maidsville, West Virginia
Maidsville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Maidsville, West Virginia
Maidsville, West Virginia
Maidsville, West Virginia is located in the US
Maidsville, West Virginia
Maidsville, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°41′18″N 79°58′48″W / 39.68833°N 79.98000°W / 39.68833; -79.98000Coordinates: 39°41′18″N 79°58′48″W / 39.68833°N 79.98000°W / 39.68833; -79.98000
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMonongalia
Elevation
843 ft (257 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26541
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1555026[1]

Maidsville is an unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. Maidsville is located along West Virginia Route 100 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north-northwest of downtown Morgantown.

According to tradition, Maidsville was so named on account of there being a large share "old maids" among the first settlers.[2]

Maidsville has a post office with ZIP code 26541.[3] Near Maidsville is the Longview Power Plant, the cleanest, most efficient coal-fired power plant in the 13 state PJM Interconnection and one of the cleanest and most efficient in the United States.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ 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. 398.
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ "Emissions Tracking Highlights". United States Environmental Protection Agency.