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Pickens, West Virginia

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Pickens, West Virginia
Pickens, West Virginia
Pickens, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°39′18″N 80°12′42″W / 38.65500°N 80.21167°W / 38.65500; -80.21167Coordinates: 38°39′18″N 80°12′42″W / 38.65500°N 80.21167°W / 38.65500; -80.21167
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
 • Total2.031 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Land2.031 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,687 ft (819 m)
 • Total66
 • Density32/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1544793[3]

Pickens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. Pickens is 13 miles (21 km) west-southwest of Huttonsville. It is the home of the Cunningham-Roberts Museum. Pickens has a post office with ZIP code 26230.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 66.[2]

Pickens had its start in 1892 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The community was named after James Pickens, Jr., the original owner of the town site.[5]


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pickens has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[6]

Notable people


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pickens, West Virginia
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ a b 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. 485.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Pickens, West Virginia
  7. ^ Admiral Frank G. Farion

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