Zuni, Virginia facts for kids
|County||Isle of Wight|
|Elevation||745 ft (227 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Zuni is home to a general store, a gas station, a small engine repair shop and two churches and is served by its own Post Office. The name is properly pronounced "ZOO nigh" (as opposed to, e.g., "ZOO knee" as in the case of the Native American tribe). Articles written about Zuni on the internet say that Zuni was also home to hotels, a bank and other businesses in the mid-20th century. Though technically within the nearby town of Ivor, Zuni is the closest community to Virginia's only naturist facility, known as White Tail Resort.
Zuni sits on the banks of the Blackwater River, which separates Isle of Wight County with Southampton County. In 1999 Zuni was flooded by Hurricane Floyd and flooded again in 2006, causing the river to overflow and completely cover the bridge crossing the river. When the river overflows it floods many homes in the Zuni area.
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