Widen, West Virginia

Widen is an unincorporated community and coal town in Clay County, West Virginia, United States.

Widen, West Virginia
Kanawha Street
Kanawha Street
Widen is located in West Virginia
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Widen
Location within the state of West Virginia
Widen is located in the United States
Widen
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Widen (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°27′58″N 80°51′26″W / 38.46611°N 80.85722°W / 38.46611; -80.85722Coordinates: 38°27′58″N 80°51′26″W / 38.46611°N 80.85722°W / 38.46611; -80.85722
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyClay
Elevation
1,148 ft (350 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
25211
GNIS ID1549121[1]

The community was named after L. G. Widen, a railroad official.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Widen, West Virginia
  2. ^ 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. 679.