Maidsville, West Virginia

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Maidsville, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
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
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monongalia
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26541
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555026[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.