Melville, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Melville is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Melville is located in the US
Melville (the US)
Coordinates: 37°50′29″N 81°56′41″W / 37.84139°N 81.94472°W / 37.84139; -81.94472Coordinates: 37°50′29″N 81°56′41″W / 37.84139°N 81.94472°W / 37.84139; -81.94472
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1555106[1]

Melville is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The community of Melville was established in 1967.[2]

Mining accident[edit]

Melville is the location of the Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 that caught fire on January 19, 2006 killing two miners. Melville's Bright Star Freewill Baptist Church served as the location for dissemination of information during the search for the miners and as a place for families and friends to keep vigil.[3]