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Dunlow, West Virginia
Dunlow, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Dunlow, West Virginia
Dunlow, West Virginia
Location in West Virginia
Dunlow, West Virginia is located in the United States
Dunlow, West Virginia
Dunlow, West Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wayne
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (60.814 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.002 km2)
1,101.998 ft (335.89 m)
 • Total 1,105
 • Density 18.17/sq mi (7.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 304

Dunlow is an unincorporated community in southern Wayne County, West Virginia, United States, on Twelvepole Creek. It was laid out as a railroad town along the Ohio Extension of the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1892. Dunlow was incorporated in 1892. However, the railroad up the West Fork of Twelvepole Creek through Dunlow was shut down in the early 1930s, and what is left of the town is currently unincorporated. At the 2000 census, Dunlow had a population of 1,105. In 2009, the population was listed as 961.

Dunlow is noted for its wildlife sightings. There have been several accounts of sightings of black panthers and other jungle animals in Dunlow. A circus train that derailed in the mid-1940s, from which several jungle creatures escaped and were never recovered, is rumored to be the source of these animals.

Cities and towns located near Dunlow


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

  • Jack Dickinson and Martha Kay Stamper, Last Train to Dunlow, History from the Hollows of Wayne County, West Virginia and the Coming of the N&W Railroad 1870-1940
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