Wheat, West Virginia

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Wheat
Wheat is located in West Virginia
Wheat
Wheat
Location within the state of West Virginia
Wheat is located in the United States
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°37′35″N 80°35′41″W / 39.62639°N 80.59472°W / 39.62639; -80.59472Coordinates: 39°37′35″N 80°35′41″W / 39.62639°N 80.59472°W / 39.62639; -80.59472
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyWetzel
Elevation
1,040 ft (320 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS ID1555963[1]

Wheat is an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Its post office[2] opened in 1837, closed in 1950.

The community was named for wheat fields near the original town site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheat, West Virginia
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheat WV post office
  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. 672.