Twin Branch, West Virginia

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Twin Branch
Unincorporated community
Twin Branch is located in West Virginia
Twin Branch
Twin Branch
Twin Branch is located in the US
Twin Branch
Twin Branch
Location within West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°28′29″N 81°40′06″W / 37.47472°N 81.66833°W / 37.47472; -81.66833Coordinates: 37°28′29″N 81°40′06″W / 37.47472°N 81.66833°W / 37.47472; -81.66833
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Elevation 1,175 ft (358 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24889
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1555845[1]

Twin Branch is an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Twin Branch is 1 mile (1.6 km) west-southwest of Davy. It was founded by Henry Ford as a mining community.[2]

The community was named for the fact two streams meet at the town site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Twin Branch, West Virginia
  2. ^ Hoffman, Nancy; Joyce Hart (2007). West Virginia. Marshall Cavendish. p. 46. 
  3. ^ 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. 638.