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Caperton, West Virginia
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Coordinates: 38°1′16″N 81°1′35″W / 38.02111°N 81.02639°W / 38.02111; -81.02639Coordinates: 38°1′16″N 81°1′35″W / 38.02111°N 81.02639°W / 38.02111; -81.02639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS ID 1554066

Caperton is an unincorporated community and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. It was also known as Elen.

The community has the name of Austin Caperton, a businessman in the local mining industry.

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