Old Fields, West Virginia

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Old Fields
Unincorporated community
Old Fields is located in West Virginia
Old Fields
Old Fields
Old Fields is located in the US
Old Fields
Old Fields
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°8′5″N 78°56′59″W / 39.13472°N 78.94972°W / 39.13472; -78.94972Coordinates: 39°8′5″N 78°56′59″W / 39.13472°N 78.94972°W / 39.13472; -78.94972
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hardy
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26845
GNIS feature ID 1555262[1]

Old Fields is an unincorporated community on the South Branch Potomac River in northern Hardy County, West Virginia, USA.

According to the Geographic Names Information System, Old Fields has also been known throughout its history as Indian Old Field, Indian Old Fields, and Oldfields.

History[edit]

The community was named for the fact the original town site was an Indian old field.[2]

Other buildings of interest in the vicinity include Old Fields Church (1812; the second-oldest church in West Virginia), the Garrett Van Meter House (1835), Buena Vista (1836), built for William T. Van Meter (killed in Gen. Wade Hampton’sBeefsteak Raid” behind Union lines near Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864), and Traveler’s Rest (1856; constructed for Garrett Van Meter’s three unmarried sisters: Ann, Rebecca, and Susan).

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