Ramp, West Virginia

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Ramp, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Ramp, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Ramp, West Virginia
Ramp, West Virginia
Ramp, West Virginia is located in the US
Ramp, West Virginia
Ramp, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°45′01″N 80°49′22″W / 37.75028°N 80.82278°W / 37.75028; -80.82278Coordinates: 37°45′01″N 80°49′22″W / 37.75028°N 80.82278°W / 37.75028; -80.82278
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Summers
Elevation 1,762 ft (537 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555438[1]

Ramp is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States, located northeast of Hinton.

History[edit]

A post office called Ramp was established in 1905, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1942.[2] The community was named for the abundance of the ramp plant in the area.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ramp, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Summers 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. 519.