Mathias, West Virginia

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Mathias, West Virginia
Church of the Brethren in Mathias
Church of the Brethren in Mathias
Mathias is located in West Virginia
Mathias is located in the United States
Coordinates: 38°52′40″N 78°51′58″W / 38.87778°N 78.86611°W / 38.87778; -78.86611Coordinates: 38°52′40″N 78°51′58″W / 38.87778°N 78.86611°W / 38.87778; -78.86611
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
1,567 ft (478 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555067[1]

Mathias is an unincorporated community along the Lost River in Hardy County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Mathias lies off West Virginia Route 259. Before the consolidated school of East Hardy High School at Baker, Mathias had its own educational facility, Mathias School, which served grades Kindergarten through twelfth.

Mathias has one bank (Summit Community Bank), two restaurants, a post office, a new garage, one community center, a gun store, one gas station, as well as Lost River State Park. It was founded by John Mathias[2] and contains his historic homestead, the John Mathias House.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mathias has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mathias, West Virginia
  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. 406.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Mathias, West Virginia