Onie, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Onie is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°37′11″N 80°37′51″W / 39.61972°N 80.63083°W / 39.61972; -80.63083Coordinates: 39°37′11″N 80°37′51″W / 39.61972°N 80.63083°W / 39.61972; -80.63083
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS ID 1717809[1]

Onie was an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia. It was also known as Unie.

Near Wileyville, Onie was located at the mouth of Honey Run which is a tributary of Little Fishing Creek.[2] Although this town appeared on a few maps, Onie disappeared shortly after it first appeared. According to local memories, Onie had a bar, a blacksmith, and a hotel.[2]

Around 1900, Onie was an oil boom town. Oil production peaked in West Virginia by 1900, when the state ranked second in oil production, and Onie declined after that.[2] As of 2008, East Resources still had a field office and wells at this location, but the fields had been used for hay instead of oil for a long time after Onie vanished.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Onie, West Virginia
  2. ^ a b c Dorsey, Brenda. "It's A Gasser: The First Wetzel Oil and Gas Boom", The Wetzel Chronicle (April 2, 2008).