Quiet Dell, West Virginia

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Quiet Dell, West Virginia
Quiet Dell is located in West Virginia
Quiet Dell
Quiet Dell
Quiet Dell is located in the US
Quiet Dell
Quiet Dell
Coordinates: 39°13′09″N 80°17′37″W / 39.21917°N 80.29361°W / 39.21917; -80.29361Coordinates: 39°13′09″N 80°17′37″W / 39.21917°N 80.29361°W / 39.21917; -80.29361
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyHarrison
Elevation
1,056 ft (322 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1545347[1]

Quiet Dell is an unincorporated community in Harrison County, West Virginia, USA. Quiet Dell is located at the junction of Interstate 79 and West Virginia Route 20 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Clarksburg.

The community's name is descriptive.[2] The Quiet Dell School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[3]

In 1931, Quiet Dell was the scene of multiple murders committed by serial killer, Harry Powers.

Key retail businesses in Quiet Dell include the Adventure Grill (home of the giant yeti carving), the 7/11-BP and Exxon gas stations, Dollar General, and Stonewood Bulk Foods. Infocision has a significant call center located here. Several businesses related to the oil and gas industry are based within the community.

Tourist attractions include the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum in the old school, and Primitives, a crafting coop. The historic Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, dating from 1896, is also located here.

The area is primarily single-family residential in nature on large lots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Quiet Dell, 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. 514.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.