Pageton, West Virginia

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Pageton
Census-designated place (CDP)
Pageton is located in West Virginia
Pageton
Pageton
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°20′57″N 81°27′55″W / 37.34917°N 81.46528°W / 37.34917; -81.46528Coordinates: 37°20′57″N 81°27′55″W / 37.34917°N 81.46528°W / 37.34917; -81.46528
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Area[1]
 • Total 1.225 sq mi (3.17 km2)
 • Land 1.201 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0.024 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 187
 • Density 150/sq mi (59/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24871

Pageton is a census-designated place (CDP) in McDowell County, West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, its population was 187.[2] Pageton is located on the Tug Fork Branch of the Norfolk and Western Railway, along the Pocahontas seam of rich bituminous coal. Pageton is located on State Route 161 between Thorpe and Anawalt.

History[edit]

Pageton was named after Louis R. Page, a colliery official.[3]

Legacy[edit]

Although coal mining activity ended long ago, the Page Coal and Coke Company Store at Pageton survives, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  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. 468. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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