Pickens, West Virginia

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Pickens, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Pickens, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Pickens, West Virginia
Pickens, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°39′18″N 80°12′42″W / 38.65500°N 80.21167°W / 38.65500; -80.21167Coordinates: 38°39′18″N 80°12′42″W / 38.65500°N 80.21167°W / 38.65500; -80.21167
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
 • Total 2.031 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Land 2.031 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,687 ft (819 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 66
 • Density 32/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26230
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1544793[3]

Pickens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. Pickens is 13 miles (21 km) west-southwest of Huttonsville. It is the home of the Cunningham-Roberts Museum. Pickens has a post office with ZIP code 26230.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 66.[2]

Pickens had its start in 1892 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The community was named after James Pickens, Jr., the original owner of the town site.[5]


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pickens has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[6]

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