Thorpe, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Thorpe is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°22′07″N 81°30′59″W / 37.36861°N 81.51639°W / 37.36861; -81.51639Coordinates: 37°22′07″N 81°30′59″W / 37.36861°N 81.51639°W / 37.36861; -81.51639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Elevation 1,437 ft (438 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24888
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555807[1]

Thorpe is former coal town located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Thorpe was an independent community and was incorporated into Gary, West Virginia in 1971.[2] Thorpe has its own post office.[3]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Garay, Ronald (2011). U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia: Corporate Paternalism in Appalachia. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press. p. 103. ISBN 1572337974. 
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