Maybeury, West Virginia
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
|• Total||1.668 sq mi (4.32 km2)|
|• Land||1.667 sq mi (4.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)|
|Elevation||2,073 ft (632 m)|
|• Density||140/sq mi (54/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1555071|
In 1890, it was the largest town in McDowell County with a population of 875. This was due to the coal mining start-ups in the town. Maybeury was the 5th largest town/city south of the State Capital, Charleston, and listed as the 31st largest town/city in the entire state.
John F. Kennedy stopped in Maybeury at the Esso station during his presidential primary campaign in 1960. During a speech in Canton, Ohio on September 27, 1960, he stated "McDowell County mines more coal than it ever has in its history, probably more coal than any county in the United States and yet there are more people getting surplus food packages in McDowell County than any county in the United States. The reason is that machines are doing the jobs of men, and we have not been able to find jobs for those men."
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Maybeury, West Virginia. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "Maybeury WV". ZIP Code Lookup. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- "Some History of West Virginia" by Jeff Miller, Largest West Virginia cities, by past censuses - 1890 http://jeff560.tripod.com/census.html
- "The American Presidency Project" http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=74231
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.