Peytona, West Virginia facts for kids
Peytona, West Virginia
|Elevation||702 ft (214 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1555337|
Peytona is an unincorporated community in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Peytona is located on the Big Coal River and West Virginia Route 3 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Madison. Peytona has a post office with ZIP code 25154.
As early as 1000 CE, Native Americans inhabited present-day Peytona. In 1742, John Peter Salley discovered coal while on an expedition in the vicinity. Peytona was named for William Madison Peyton, who promoted coal mining and navigation on Coal River. Peyton served as chief engineer for the Coal River Navigation Company, which locked and dammed the river during the 1840s. As a result, steamboats could navigate the Coal River and transport coal to larger markets. Peyton was instrumental in the formation of Boone County, organized in 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan counties. In 1906, Madison was named the county seat. Madison was named for Peyton.
Peytona is home of Drawdy Falls Park.
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