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Minden, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Fayette
 • Total 0.494 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land 0.494 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,568 ft (478 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 250
 • Density 506/sq mi (195/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25879
Area code(s) 304

Minden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 250. It has possessed a post office since 1905.

The community was named after Minden, Germany, the native town of a local coal-mining official.

In 2015 the community was annexed into the city of Oak Hill as part of a deal to acquire and upgrade the failing Arbuckle Public Service District. After a lengthy court battle, the annexation was upheld on November 18, 2016 by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

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