Aracoma, West Virginia

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Aracoma, West Virginia
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Aracoma, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°51′32″N81°59′31″W / 37.85889°N 81.99194°W / 37.85889; -81.99194
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Elevation
686 ft (209 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1553736 [1]

Aracoma is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. [1] Aracoma lies along West Virginia Route 10 on the Guyandotte River north of Logan. [2] Aracoma was named for Aracoma, the daughter of the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Logan County, West Virginia U.S. county in West Virginia, United States

Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,743. Its county seat is Logan. The county was formed in 1824 from parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell, and Kanawha counties. It is named for Chief Logan, famous Native American chief of the Mingo tribe.

West Virginia U.S. state in the United States

West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, and is also considered to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic Southeast Region. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Aracoma". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. Logan County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25. Retrieved December 12, 2011.

Coordinates: 37°51′32″N81°59′31″W / 37.8589923°N 81.9920693°W / 37.8589923; -81.9920693

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