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Booger Hole, West Virginia
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
In 1917, the community was subjected to "about a dozen" murders during a short period of time. A special grand jury was convened to investigate the incidents, and the community itself formed what they referred to as a "mob", posting notices threatening to "get bloodhounds and detectives and run [the murderer] to the ends of the earth." Although folklore has it that the community's name derived from this violence – "booger" being a local usage for the "boogieman" – a contemporary press account clearly shows that the community was already called "Booger Hole" at the time of the murders.
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