Pisgah, West Virginia

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Pisgah
Pisgah is located in West Virginia
Pisgah
Pisgah
Location within the state of West Virginia
Pisgah is located in the United States
Pisgah
Pisgah
Pisgah (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°38′41″N 79°45′24″W / 39.64472°N 79.75667°W / 39.64472; -79.75667Coordinates: 39°38′41″N 79°45′24″W / 39.64472°N 79.75667°W / 39.64472; -79.75667
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyPreston
Elevation
2,077 ft (633 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS ID1544953[1]

Pisgah is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia.

History[edit]

Pisgah started as a small community known as Flat Rock.[2] In 1881, the Pisgah Methodist Church opened in the community and a post office and school came shortly after. Because they also shared the name "Pisgah," the community changed its name as well.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pisgah, West Virginia
  2. ^ 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. 492.
  3. ^ "History of the Church". Retrieved 26 September 2012.