Lavalette, West Virginia

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Lavalette is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°19′22″N 82°26′49″W / 38.32278°N 82.44694°W / 38.32278; -82.44694Coordinates: 38°19′22″N 82°26′49″W / 38.32278°N 82.44694°W / 38.32278; -82.44694
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
 • Total2.607 sq mi (6.75 km2)
 • Land2.607 sq mi (6.75 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
 • Total1,073
 • Density410/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Road sign indicating the northern boundary of Lavalette along West Virginia Route 152.

Lavalette is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, West Virginia, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,073.[2] Lavalette is located at the intersection of West Virginia Route 152 and West Virginia Route 75, eight miles south of Huntington. The town is near Beech Fork Lake, a popular location for boating and fishing, and Twelvepole Creek. Lavalette was named after Lavalette Miller, the daughter of a Norfolk & Western Railway official.

Lavalette is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702.

Lavalette has two 18-hole public golf courses - Sugarwood Golf Club and Silo Golf Course. Silo Golf Course has a restaurant call the Wedge. It specializes in BBQ and rustic cuisine. Lavalette also has a paid EMS ambulance service with two emergency response squads and one transport unit. The 35 member volunteer fire department has four engine companies, a rescue boat, and a mobile disaster response trailer.


  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.