Stumptown, West Virginia

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Stumptown, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Stumptown is located in West Virginia
Stumptown is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°50′56″N 80°59′38″W / 38.84889°N 80.99389°W / 38.84889; -80.99389Coordinates: 38°50′56″N 80°59′38″W / 38.84889°N 80.99389°W / 38.84889; -80.99389
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Gilmer
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25280
FIPS code 1555732[1]

Stumptown is an unincorporated community in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the left and right forks of Steer Creek.[2] It was named for Michael Stump III, a pioneer settler.[3][4] It lies at an elevation of 725 feet (221 m). The Stumptown Post Office opened 5/29/1883 and closed 2/1/1997.[5]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stumptown, West Virginia
  2. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 34. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  3. ^ Weaver, Bob (May 25, 2016). "HISTORIC STUMP FAMILY WAS 'FRUITFUL' - Family Brought Life To Region, Recalling The Michael Stumps". The Hur Herald. Hur Herald Publishing. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  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. 609. 
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