Pluto, West Virginia

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Pluto
Unincorporated community
Postmark from Pluto, West Virginia
Postmark from Pluto, West Virginia
Pluto is located in West Virginia
Pluto
Pluto
Pluto is located in the US
Pluto
Pluto
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°42′37″N 80°59′32″W / 37.71028°N 80.99222°W / 37.71028; -80.99222Coordinates: 37°42′37″N 80°59′32″W / 37.71028°N 80.99222°W / 37.71028; -80.99222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS ID 1549878[1]

Pluto is an unincorporated community located in Raleigh County, West Virginia, located at latitude 37.71 and longitude 80.992. The elevation is 2,589 feet.[2]

The community was named after Pluto from Greek mythology.[3]

A community landmark is the Pluto Missionary Baptist Church,[4] known as the Old Log Church. According to a 1971 column by Shirley Donnelly, the church was established in 1893 on land donated by Jim Meador. The logs from Mr. Meador’s property were sawed and hewn by Jesse Harris. The pulpit in the new church was crafted by Gus Samples, local carpenter and joiner.

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