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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24933

Droop is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in the Greenbrier River Valley.

The community takes its name from nearby Droop Mountain. The area lends its name to Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the park's trails and buildings in the 1930s, as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. Today, a small museum on the park grounds houses Civil War artifacts and discusses the park's CCC history. Bi-annually, the West Virginia Reenactors Association reenacts the Droop Mountain battle.

Places of interest

  • Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, Civil War History
  • Beartown State Park
  • Hiking Trails at Both State Parks
  • The nearby town of Hillsboro, West Virginia
  • The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace
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