Mountain, West Virginia

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Mountain, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Mountain, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Mountain, West Virginia
Mountain, West Virginia
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Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ritchie
Elevation 860 ft (260 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1543852[1]

Mountain is an unincorporated community in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. Mountain is located in extreme northeastern Ritchie County along West Virginia Route 74 and the Hughes River, 6.2 miles (10.0 km) north-northeast of Pennsboro.[2] The community was known as Mole Hill prior to 1949, when residents requested that the name be changed to Mountain.[1] The post office ultimately closed on November 9, 2002.[3]

The community most likely was named after the local Mole family.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ritchie County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 1. Retrieved March 6, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 6, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 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. 424.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>