Yards, Virginia and West Virginia

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Yards
Unincorporated community
Yards is located in West Virginia
Yards
Yards
Yards is located in the US
Yards
Yards
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°17′32″N 81°18′36″W / 37.29222°N 81.31000°W / 37.29222; -81.31000Coordinates: 37°17′32″N 81°18′36″W / 37.29222°N 81.31000°W / 37.29222; -81.31000
Country United States
States Virginia and West Virginia
County Tazewell (Virginia) and Mercer (West Virginia)
Elevation 2,382 ft (726 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1477028[1]

Yards is an unincorporated community straddling the border between Tazewell County, Virginia and Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Yards is located on the Bluestone River, 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Bluefield, Virginia. Yards had a post office on the Virginia side of the border from 1888 until May 28, 1994.[2] The community was named for its railroad yards.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yards, Virginia and West Virginia
  2. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names And Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 166. ISBN 9781570722561.