Thorpe, West Virginia

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Thorpe
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Thorpe
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°22′07″N81°30′59″W / 37.36861°N 81.51639°W / 37.36861; -81.51639 Coordinates: 37°22′07″N81°30′59″W / 37.36861°N 81.51639°W / 37.36861; -81.51639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Elevation
1,437 ft (438 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24888
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1555807 [1]

Thorpe is former coal town located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Thorpe was an independent community and was incorporated into Gary, West Virginia in 1971. [2] Thorpe has its own post office. [3]

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References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. Garay, Ronald (2011). U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia: Corporate Paternalism in Appalachia. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press. p. 103. ISBN   1572337974.
  3. http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postmasterfinder/