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