Pocatalico, West Virginia

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Pocatalico, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Pocatalico, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Pocatalico, West Virginia
Pocatalico, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°29′25″N 81°38′50″W / 38.49028°N 81.64722°W / 38.49028; -81.64722Coordinates: 38°29′25″N 81°38′50″W / 38.49028°N 81.64722°W / 38.49028; -81.64722
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1545081[1]

Pocatalico is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Pocatalico is located along Interstate 77 south of and near Sissonville.


A post office called Pocatalico was established in 1828, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[2] The community took its name from the nearby Pocatalico River, which means "river of the fat doe" in a Native American language.[3][4]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Kanawha County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Mockridge, Norton (Apr 22, 1971). "West Virginia Takes Name Prize". Toledo Blade. p. 29. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 498.