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Monaville, West Virginia
Monaville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Monaville, West Virginia
Monaville, West Virginia
Location in West Virginia
Monaville, West Virginia is located in the United States
Monaville, West Virginia
Monaville, West Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
 • Total 0.464 sq mi (1.20 km2)
 • Land 0.457 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 309
 • Density 676.1/sq mi (261.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25601
FIPS code 54-55132
GNIS feature ID 1543492

Monaville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 309.

History

Monaville formerly held the US Postal ZIP code 25636 until the Post Office was closed by the US Postal Service. Monaville was formerly known as "Vanceville" and was listed as such on a US Postal Service Map of the late 1890s. The region was likely named for the Vance family who owned much of the land prior to the coal mining era.

The name was believed to have been changed to Monaville in honor of Mona Wilkinson, the daughter of a prominent coal mining official. The Logan Mining Company operated a coal mine here and the name Mona Mine appears on a 1918 photo of the coal tipple.

Island Creek Coal Company, based in Holden, operated the #11 and #12 mines in this region. Monaville is the location of the Foster Armory, which houses a West Virginia National Guard unit. The state archives is currently rebuilding the original split-log Monaville schoolhouse in the basement of the state capitol complex.

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