Melville, West Virginia

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Melville is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Melville is located in the United States
Melville (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555106[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]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Melville, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Place Names in West Virginia". Archived from the original on 2006-05-03.
  3. ^ "Melville shows its spirit in mine accident". Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved January 21, 2006.[permanent dead link]