Petroleum, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Petroleum is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Petroleum is located in the US
Petroleum (the US)
Coordinates: 39°11′27″N 81°16′6″W / 39.19083°N 81.26833°W / 39.19083; -81.26833Coordinates: 39°11′27″N 81°16′6″W / 39.19083°N 81.26833°W / 39.19083; -81.26833
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ritchie
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 26161

Petroleum (also Rogers) is an unincorporated community in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. Its elevation is 699 feet (213 m).[1] Its post office closed on November 9, 2002, but the community still has a ZIP code of 26161.[2][3] The North Bend Rail Trail passes through the community.[4]

Petroleum was platted in 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The community was named after a nearby creek where oil naturally occurs.[5]