Moatsville, West Virginia

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Moatsville, West Virginia
Moatsville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Moatsville, West Virginia
Moatsville, West Virginia
Moatsville, West Virginia is located in the US
Moatsville, West Virginia
Moatsville, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°12′37″N 79°55′59″W / 39.21028°N 79.93306°W / 39.21028; -79.93306Coordinates: 39°12′37″N 79°55′59″W / 39.21028°N 79.93306°W / 39.21028; -79.93306
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyBarbour
Elevation
1,234 ft (376 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26405
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1543473[1]

Moatsville is an unincorporated community in Barbour County, West Virginia, United States. Moatsville is 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Philippi. Moatsville has a post office with ZIP code 26405.[2]

The community most likely was named after the local Moats family.[3]

Moatsville runs along the Tygart River. Most well known for Moats Falls, Moatsville is a nice hang out spot for locals and nearby college students at Alderson Broaddus University. You can find many people enjoying the sun along the river on a summer day. Also along the Arden grate which runs through Moatsville, there are many woods and public hunting grounds for outdoor activities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ 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. 422.