Accoville, West Virginia

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Accoville
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°46′7″N81°50′13″W / 37.76861°N 81.83694°W / 37.76861; -81.83694 Coordinates: 37°46′7″N81°50′13″W / 37.76861°N 81.83694°W / 37.76861; -81.83694
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
[1]
  Total3.272 sq mi (8.47 km2)
  Land3.265 sq mi (8.46 km2)
  Water0.007 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total574
  Density180/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)

Accoville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The community lies along Buffalo Creek. [3] As of the 2010 census, its population was 574. [2]

Accoville derived its name from the local Amherst Coal Company (ACCO). [4]

Accoville is the birthplace of Ted Belcher, an army soldier and recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Mining accident

Accoville's Don Israel Bragg, 33, was killed in the 2006 Aracoma Alma Mine disaster along with Ellery Hatfield, 47, of Simon.

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