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Belva
Census-designated place
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Nicholas and Fayette
Area
 • Total 0.162 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.137 sq mi (0.35 km2)
 • Water 0.025 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 95
 • Density 586/sq mi (226.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1535619

Belva is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in west Nicholas County and north Fayette County, West Virginia, United States; while the CDP only includes the Nicholas County portion, the Fayette County portion is considered part of the community. The town is situated at the bottomland surrounding the convergence of Bells Creek with Twentymile Creek and, subsequently, Twenty Mile Creek with the Gauley River. Belva is also the location of the convergence of two state highways: West Virginia Route 16 and West Virginia Route 39.

History

The community is named in honor of Belva Ann Lockwood, a presidential candidate and early feminist.

Belva post office was established in 1885.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Belva has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


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