Tomahawk, West Virginia

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Tomahawk Springhouse
Tomahawk Springhouse
Tomahawk is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Tomahawk is located in the United States
Tomahawk (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°31′49″N 78°2′49″W / 39.53028°N 78.04694°W / 39.53028; -78.04694Coordinates: 39°31′49″N 78°2′49″W / 39.53028°N 78.04694°W / 39.53028; -78.04694
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
469 ft (143 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555816[1]

Tomahawk is an unincorporated community on Back Creek in Berkeley County, West Virginia.[1] The community is named for a nearby series of springs in the shape of a tomahawk.[2] The community includes the historic Tomahawk Presbyterian Church, established c. 1745, and its adjacent community cemetery, which has gravestones dating to the late 18th century.

Tomahawk Spring and the Park's Gap Bridge were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Tomahawk". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  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. 628.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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