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 is located in the US
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
 • 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]


  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.