Odd, West Virginia

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Odd
Unincorporated community
Odd West Virginia Post Office
Odd West Virginia Post Office
Odd is located in West Virginia
Odd
Odd
Location within the state of West Virginia
Odd is located in the US
Odd
Odd
Odd (the US)
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 UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
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.