Simpson, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Simpson is located in West Virginia
Simpson is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°16′0″N 80°5′36″W / 39.26667°N 80.09333°W / 39.26667; -80.09333Coordinates: 39°16′0″N 80°5′36″W / 39.26667°N 80.09333°W / 39.26667; -80.09333
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Taylor
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Simpson is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, West Virginia. It is the hometown of Randal McCloy, sole survivor of the 2006 Sago Mine disaster at Sago in Upshur County.

Simpson is located east of Flemington along the Right Fork Simpson Creek on County Route 13 in proximity to Tygart Lake State Park. Simpson also has its own post office, established in 1885 [1] and currently in operation. The community takes its name from nearby Simpson Creek.[2]


  1. ^ Helbock, Richard W. (2004) United States Post Offices, Volume VI - The Mid-Atlantic, p. 225 Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications
  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. 579.