Proctor, West Virginia

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Proctor is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Proctor is located in the United States
Proctor (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°42′42″N 80°49′25″W / 39.71167°N 80.82361°W / 39.71167; -80.82361Coordinates: 39°42′42″N 80°49′25″W / 39.71167°N 80.82361°W / 39.71167; -80.82361
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

Proctor (also referred to as Austinville or Proctors) is an unincorporated community in northwestern Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. It lies on West Virginia Route 2 along the Ohio River, north of the city of New Martinsville, the county seat of Wetzel County.[1] Its elevation is 630 feet (192 m). Because the community has borne multiple names, the Board on Geographic Names officially designated it "Proctor" in 1980.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26055.[3]

The community was named after a pioneer settler named Proctor.[4]

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  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 112.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Proctor, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-04-22.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ 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. 509.