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Eccles, West Virginia
Eccles, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Eccles, West Virginia
Eccles, West Virginia
Location in West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Area
 • Total 0.689 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Land 0.687 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)
Elevation
2,096 ft (639 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 362
 • Density 525.4/sq mi (202.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25836
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1538540

Eccles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Eccles is located on West Virginia Route 3, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Beckley. Eccles has a post office with ZIP code 25836. As of the 2010 census, its population is 362.

The community was originally named after the book Ecclesiastes, where the mining company of its namesake was formed around the turn of the century. The name was later shortened by the local post office to Eccles to allow for easier postage and mail flow due to a common inability to correctly spell the name. Eccles is the site of the April 28, 1914 Eccles coal mining disaster, which took the lives of 180 men.

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