Scary, West Virginia

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Scary
Unincorporated community
Scary is located in West Virginia
Scary
Scary
Scary is located in the US
Scary
Scary
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°26′5″N 81°51′11″W / 38.43472°N 81.85306°W / 38.43472; -81.85306Coordinates: 38°26′5″N 81°51′11″W / 38.43472°N 81.85306°W / 38.43472; -81.85306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Putnam
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1555581[1]

Scary is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office [2] closed in 1931.[3]

The community is located at the mouth of Scary Creek on the Kanawha River along U.S. Route 35.

History[edit]

During the US Civil War, the area that would become Scary, West Virginia was the site of the first Confederate victory in Kanawha Valley, on July 17, 1861.[4][5] This is commemorated by two distinct plaques, very near to each other, in the town today.[6]

A post office was established as Scary in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1931.[7]

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