Sandstone, West Virginia
Sandstone Falls in September 2008
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Sandstone (also New Richmond or New River Falls) is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 20 and the New River to the north of the city of Hinton, the county seat of Summers County. Its elevation is 1,352 feet (412 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25985.
Sandstone is the birthplace of Cornelius Burdette, winner of an Olympic gold medal.
Sandstone Visitors Center
The Sandstone Visitors Center was built by the National Park Service in order to provide outreach and awareness to the various environmental issues along the New River Gorge. It is located 1 mile off the Sandstone Exit on I-64 not far from the Mary Draper Ingles crossing. The facility is earth friendly with local and recycled materials comprising its structure, and native plants in a xeriscaping project absorb rainfall and thermal heat. An interactive museum is part of the draw for its thousands of visitors.
- Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '04. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2004, p. 112.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sandstone, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-01-18.
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- 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. 553.
- Miller, James Henry (1908). History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. J.H. Miller. p. 357.
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