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Kincaid, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
|• Total||0.874 sq mi (2.26 km2)|
|• Land||0.861 sq mi (2.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.013 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,138 ft (347 m)|
|• Density||297/sq mi (114.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1554877|
Kincaid is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 260. Kincaid is located on West Virginia Route 61,8 miles (13 km) northwest of Oak Hill. Kincaid has a post office with ZIP code 25119. The community was established in 1878.
In 1807, James Kincaid and his wife Mary Tritt Kincaid moved from old Virginia and settled in Greenbrier county. They were not favorably impressed with the location and moved further to the west, thus establishing the present day community. Of Scotch-Irish descent, the Kincaids became "one of the largest most influential, best known families that settled in Fayette county." The section where Page, West Virginia now stands, and the territory further north, was first known as Kincaid because the region was settled by the Kincaid family.
Coal and electricity
The Loup Creek Colliery was established in 1902 for mining, and by 1918, as part of with its coal operations, the company supplied electric current to 274 customers in Page and Kincaid.
The Norfolk Southern Railway line passes through the community; however, there is currently no passenger service or station.
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