Pentress, West Virginia

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Pentress is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°42′37″N 80°9′37″W / 39.71028°N 80.16028°W / 39.71028; -80.16028Coordinates: 39°42′37″N 80°9′37″W / 39.71028°N 80.16028°W / 39.71028; -80.16028
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
 • Total0.609 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land0.606 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)
 • Total175
 • Density290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

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.[3] 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.[4] The present name of Pentress was selected by an early settler who reportedly wanted a Welsh name.[5] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26544.[6] As of the 2010 census, its population was 175.[2]


  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. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 112.
  4. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-03-29.
  5. ^ 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. 480.
  6. ^ Zip Code Lookup