Odd, West Virginia

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Odd
Unincorporated community
Odd is located in West Virginia
Odd
Odd
Odd is located in the US
Odd
Odd
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°35′36″N 81°11′38″W / 37.59333°N 81.19389°W / 37.59333; -81.19389Coordinates: 37°35′36″N 81°11′38″W / 37.59333°N 81.19389°W / 37.59333; -81.19389
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Population (2000)
 • Total 779
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25902
GNIS feature ID 1544325[1]

Odd is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It is located along Tommy Creek.

History[edit]

The community's unusual name has attracted attention from writers.[2] Townspeople were encouraged to think of an "odd" name for their town, hence the name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Odd, West Virginia
  2. ^ Testa, Karen (January 30, 1997). "Author goes extra mile for unusual place names". The Daily Gazette. pp. D1. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  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. 453.