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Moss was an unincorporated community in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office [2] is closed. It was also known as Murrell.

Moss, West Virginia
Moss is located in West Virginia
Moss
Moss
Moss is located in the United States
Moss
Moss
Coordinates: 38°52′15″N 80°48′17″W / 38.87083°N 80.80472°W / 38.87083; -80.80472
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyGilmer
Elevation
896 ft (273 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1549835[1]

A large share of the first settlers were from the Moss family, hence the name.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Moss, West Virginia
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Moss, West Virginia
  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. 429.