Saltpetre, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 38°4′55″N 82°32′51″W / 38.08194°N 82.54750°W / 38.08194; -82.54750Coordinates: 38°4′55″N 82°32′51″W / 38.08194°N 82.54750°W / 38.08194; -82.54750
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wayne
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 1555558[1]

Saltpetre is an unincorporated community located in Wayne County, West Virginia.

The community takes its name from the local salpetre manufacturing industry.[2][3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saltpetre, 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. 550. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 116.