Pool, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Pool is located in West Virginia
Pool is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°9′49″N 80°51′51″W / 38.16361°N 80.86417°W / 38.16361; -80.86417Coordinates: 38°9′49″N 80°51′51″W / 38.16361°N 80.86417°W / 38.16361; -80.86417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Nicholas
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26684

Pool is an unincorporated community in southwestern Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along CR 41-7 just east of Route 41, south of the town of Summersville, the county seat of Nicholas County.[1] Its elevation is 2,142 feet (653 m).[2] Although Pool is unincorporated, it has a ZIP code of 26684; it once had its own post office, which opened on March 31, 1881, and closed on March 19, 2011.[3][4] The community took its name from standing pool of water near the original town site.[5]


  1. ^ DeLorme. West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2007, p. 54. ISBN 0-89933-327-3.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pool, West Virginia Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report], Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-06-06.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ 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. pp. 500–501.