Spice, West Virginia

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Spice, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Spice, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Spice, West Virginia
Spice, West Virginia
Spice, West Virginia is located in the US
Spice, West Virginia
Spice, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°06′36″N 80°15′59″W / 38.11000°N 80.26639°W / 38.11000; -80.26639Coordinates: 38°06′36″N 80°15′59″W / 38.11000°N 80.26639°W / 38.11000; -80.26639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Elevation 3,002 ft (915 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555682[1]

Spice is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Spice is located on U.S. Route 219 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southwest of Hillsboro.

History[edit]

A post office called Spice was established in 1912, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1943.[2] The community was named for the spices harvested in the hills.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spice, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Pocahontas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Mockridge, Norton (Apr 22, 1971). "West Virginia Takes Name Prize". Toledo Blade. p. 29. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 595.