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Quinwood, West Virginia
B&M Grocery, central Quinwood
B&M Grocery, central Quinwood
Location of Quinwood in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Location of Quinwood in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Greenbrier
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,015 ft (919 m)
 • Total 290
 • Estimate 
 • Density 760.12/sq mi (293.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-66412
GNIS feature ID 1555428

Quinwood is a town and former coal town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 290 at the 2010 census.

The community's name is an amalgamation of the names of its proprietors Quin Morton and W. S. Wood.


Quinwood is located at 38°3′29″N 80°42′16″W / 38.05806°N 80.70444°W / 38.05806; -80.70444 (38.058117, -80.704334).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 838
1960 506 −39.6%
1970 370 −26.9%
1980 460 24.3%
1990 559 21.5%
2000 435 −22.2%
2010 290 −33.3%
2019 (est.) 263 −9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 290 people, 118 households, and 92 families living in the town. The population density was 828.6 inhabitants per square mile (319.9/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 434.3 per square mile (167.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%.

Of the 118 households 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.0% were non-families. 17.8% of households were one person and 6.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the town was 47 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.


With the elevation and location on a western facing slope, Quinwood can easily see significant amounts of snowfall when winds from the northwest carry moisture from the great lakes and ride up the mountains. This event is called orographic lift. Snowfall amounts over one foot are very common during these events. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left 29 inches (74 cm) of snow in Quinwood.

Notable person

Quinwood was the birthplace of Ralph E. Pomeroy, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War.

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