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Green Bank
Green Bank is located in West Virginia
Green Bank
Green Bank
Location in West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Area
 • Total 3.276 sq mi (8.48 km2)
 • Land 3.276 sq mi (8.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 143
 • Density 43.65/sq mi (16.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
24944

Green Bank is a census-designated place in Pocahontas County in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands inside the Allegheny Mountain Range. Green Bank is located along WV 28. Green Bank is home to the Green Bank Observatory and is also close to the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. As of the 2010 census, its population was 143.

The community was named for a green riverbank near the original town site.

Notable person

  • Bruce Bosley, a four-time All-Pro for the San Francisco 49ers and a standout player at West Virginia in the 1950s, starred as running back at the now-closed and demolished Green Bank High School.
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