Valley Head, West Virginia

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Valley Head, West Virginia
Outside Valley Head
Outside Valley Head
Valley Head, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Valley Head, West Virginia
Valley Head, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°32′42″N 80°02′09″W / 38.54500°N 80.03583°W / 38.54500; -80.03583Coordinates: 38°32′42″N 80°02′09″W / 38.54500°N 80.03583°W / 38.54500; -80.03583
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
 • Total0.975 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Land0.975 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,372 ft (723 m)
 • Total267
 • Density270/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1555870[3]

Valley Head is a census-designated place (CDP) in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. Valley Head is located on U.S. Route 219 12 miles (19 km) south-southwest of Huttonsville. Valley Head has a post office with ZIP code 26294.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 267.[2]

The community was named for the nearby headwaters of the Tygart Valley River.[5]

Notable people[edit]

  • Country musician and Grand Ole Opry member Wilma Lee Cooper was born in Valley Head in 1921.
  • Banking executive Jean Yokum was born in Valley Head in 1931.[6]


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Valley Head has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[7]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Valley Head, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ 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. 644.
  6. ^ Krewatch, Mark (October 28, 1996). "High Profile: Jean Yokum". Daily Press.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Valley Head, West Virginia

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