Scarbro, West Virginia

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Scarbro, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Former company store at Scarbro West Virginia
Former company store at Scarbro West Virginia
Scarbro is located in West Virginia
Scarbro
Scarbro
Scarbro is located in the US
Scarbro
Scarbro
Coordinates: 37°57′11″N 81°09′56″W / 37.95306°N 81.16556°W / 37.95306; -81.16556Coordinates: 37°57′11″N 81°09′56″W / 37.95306°N 81.16556°W / 37.95306; -81.16556
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyFayette
Area[1]
 • Total0.681 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land0.680 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Water0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)
Elevation1,736 ft (529 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total486
 • Density710/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code25917
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1555579[3]

Scarbro is a census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Scarbro is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of Oak Hill. Scarbro has a post office with ZIP code 25917.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 486.[2]

The community was named for the fact a large share of the first settlers were named Scarbrough.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Scarbro, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ 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. 557.