Pentress, West Virginia
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
|• Total||0.609 sq mi (1.58 km2)|
|• Land||0.606 sq mi (1.57 km2)|
|• Water||0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)|
|• Density||290/sq mi (110/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Pentress is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 7 northwest of the city of Morgantown, the county seat of Monongalia County. Its elevation is 951 feet (290 m). "Pentress" is not the only name the community has had; at various times in its history, it has been known as Minors Mills, New Brownsville, Pentrees, Pentress Junction, Statler Town, Statlers Town, Statlersville, and Stradlerstown. The present name of Pentress was selected by an early settler who reportedly wanted a Welsh name. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26544. As of the 2010 census, its population was 175.
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