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Uneeda
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Boone
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25205
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID 1548460

Uneeda is an unincorporated community on the Pond Fork River in Boone County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The town lies along West Virginia Route 85.

History

The community was named after a brand of biscuit, Uneeda.

Mining accident

On February 1, 2006, a bulldozer operator was killed at the Black Castle Surface Mine operated by Massey Energy Company's subsidiary Elk Run Coal Company in Uneeda. This fatality along with another one in a separate incident in Wharton, also in Boone County, caused West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin to call for a "stand-down on mine safety" at West Virginia's mines.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Uneeda has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


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