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Eccles, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
|• 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)|
|• Density||525.4/sq mi (202.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|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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