Mount Lookout, West Virginia

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Mt. Lookout, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Mount Lookout, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Mount Lookout, West Virginia
Mount Lookout, West Virginia is located in the US
Mount Lookout, West Virginia
Location of Mt. Lookout in West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°10′00″N 80°54′42″W / 38.16667°N 80.91167°W / 38.16667; -80.91167
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Nicholas
Elevation[1] 1,965 ft (599 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26678
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54067
GNIS feature ID 1554804[1]
Other names Flatlands
McClung Settlement
New Milton[1]

Mt. Lookout is a small unincorporated community in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States, 10 miles (16 km) south of Summersville.

Mount Lookout is located at 38°10′00″N 80°54′42″W / 38.16667°N 80.91167°W / 38.16667; -80.91167Coordinates: 38°10′00″N 80°54′42″W / 38.16667°N 80.91167°W / 38.16667; -80.91167 (38.1667776, -80.9117644).[1] It lies 1,965 feet (599 m) above sea level.

Mount Lookout's name is descriptive of the elevated town site.[2]

Mount Lookout has a post office with the ZIP Code 26678.[3] Post Office Box service is available as well as highway contract street delivery. As of 2016, there is (1) delivery route serving the community

Mount Lookout has (1) elementary school, Mt. Lookout Elementary, as well as a Head Start program. There is (1) small general store, Kountry Mart, selling pop, bread, snacks, etc. The area is served by the Wilderness Volunteer Fire Department. There is one Baptist church, Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. There is a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. There are a handful of vehicle mechanics in the community.

Mount Lookout is divided in half by US Route 19. The school, fire department, and the Kingdom Hall are on the eastern side of the highway while the Baptist church, Post Office, and Family Dollar are on the western side of the highway. The southern portion of the community is bordered by the Meadow River while the Summersville Lake recreational area is just north of the community.