Rocket Center, West Virginia

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Rocket Center
Unincorporated community
Rocket Center is located in West Virginia
Rocket Center
Rocket Center
Rocket Center is located in the US
Rocket Center
Rocket Center
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°33′40″N 78°49′56″W / 39.56111°N 78.83222°W / 39.56111; -78.83222Coordinates: 39°33′40″N 78°49′56″W / 39.56111°N 78.83222°W / 39.56111; -78.83222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mineral
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1717905[1]

Rocket Center, West Virginia is the site of a government installation known as Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, part of the Naval Sea Systems Command which is currently operated by Alliant Techsystems. Rocket Center shares a ZIP Code with Keyser but is located 15 miles (24 km) north along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia. There are no residents in Rocket Center.

Also on the site is the Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex and the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, both named for the second-longest-serving member of Congress, the late United States Senator Robert C. Byrd.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rocket Center, West Virginia
  2. ^ Miller, Megan; Spradlin, Kevin (May 24, 2010). "ATK blast rocks area". Cumberland Times-News. Retrieved 15 July 2017.