Wolf Pen, West Virginia

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Wolf Pen
Unincorporated community
Wolf Pen is located in West Virginia
Wolf Pen
Wolf Pen
Wolf Pen is located in the US
Wolf Pen
Wolf Pen
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°32′16″N 81°35′30″W / 37.53778°N 81.59167°W / 37.53778; -81.59167Coordinates: 37°32′16″N 81°35′30″W / 37.53778°N 81.59167°W / 37.53778; -81.59167
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wyoming
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24896
GNIS feature ID 1741519[1]

Wolf Pen is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States, along Indian Creek.[2]

The community took its name from the wolf pen, a device used to trap wolves.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wolf Pen, West Virginia
  2. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 58. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  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. 688.