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Laclede Cabell 1900-1933    
Lacoma Wyoming 1976    
Lafollettsville Hampshire 1877-1894    
Laforn Monroe 1920-1935    
Laforme's Store Braxton 1868-1874 Name Change Burnsville
LaFrank Nicholas 1933-1935    
Lahmansville Grant 1878    
Laing Kanawha 1911    
Lake Logan 1891 Boone ? Head of Hewitt ?
Lakes Braxton 1920    
Lakin Mason 1933    
Lamar Mercer 1930-1939    
Lambert Pocahontas 1911-1920    
Lambert McDowell     Post Office 1902; Now Crumpler
Lamberton Ritchie 1920    
Lamont Marshall 1891-1894    
Lampkin Branch Raleigh 1920-1935    
Lamps Wood 1911-1935    
Lanark Raleigh 1907    
Lanark Station Raleigh 1920    
Lancaster Lincoln 1935    
Landes Grant 1907    
Landgraff McDowell 1891    
Landisburg Fayette 1911    
Lando Mines Mingo 1976    
Landville Logan 1920    
Lane's Mason 1829-1835    
Lane's Bottom Webster 1894-1920 Camden-on Gauley ?
Laneville Tucker 1907    
Lang Marshall 1920-1935    
Lanham Putnam 1900    
Lansing Fayette 1888    
Lanta Boone 1933    
Lantie Boone 1920-1935    
Lantz Randolph 1920-1935    
Lantz Barbour 1907    
Larew Taylor 1911-1935    
Larew Preston 1930-1939    
Large Creek Nicholas 1935    
Largent Morgan 1911    
Largo Monroe 1920    
Larkins Ohio 1911    
Larmead Wood 1976    
Larue Monroe 1920    
Lashmeet Mercer 1891    
Latch Roane 1907    
Late's Siding Harrison 1920    
Latham Barbour 1911    
Latin (Lattin ?) Lincoln 1907-1935    
Latonia Gilmer 1907    
Latrobe Logan 1918    
Lattimer Roane 1911    
Lauckport Wood 1894-1935    
Launa Raleigh 1891-1920 Edwight 1920
Laura Lee (Mine) Harrison 1933-1935    
Laurel Raleigh 1935    
Laurel Gilmer 1920    
Laurel McDowell 1920    
Laurel Barbour 1907-1935    
Laurel Fayette 1911-1935    
Laurel Branch Monroe 1883    
Laurel Bridge Kanawha 1875    
Laurel Creek Fayette     See Cotton Hill 1894 & 1911
Laurel Creek Lincoln 1870-1883    
Laurel Creek Mine Barbour 1920    
Laurel Dale Mineral 1891    
Laurel Fork Wood 1875    
Laurel Fork Junction         See Volcano Junction 1894
Laurel Furnace Monongalia 1935    
Laurel Hill Lincoln     See Ten Mile 1882
Laurel Hill Barbour     Also Barker Settlement; Now Belington
Laurel Iron Works Monongalia 1868-1935 Also Ice's Ferry
Laurel Junction Wood 1868-1883    
Laurel Patch Braxton 1935    
Laurel Point Monongalia 1849    
Laurel Patch Braxton 1935    
Laurel Pond Marion 1867    
Laurel Ridge Kanawha 1870    
Laurel Run Marion 1920-1935    
Laurel Run Preston 1976    
Laurel Station         See Cotton Hill 1894
Laurelton Hardy 1854-1875    
Lavalette Wayne 1894 Also Hustler
Laverne Lincoln 1907-1920    
Laville Boone 1933-1935    
Lavoy Mingo 1920-1935    
Lawford Ritchie 1891    
Lawlis Monongalia 1920    
Lawn Greenbrier 1885    
Lawnsville ? Calhoun     Also Apple Farm, Mouth of Rush Run, Dodrill
Lawnville (Lawnsville) Logan 1829-1835 ? Also Aracoma, Later Logan
Lawerence McDowell ? 1907    
Lawrence Store (Lorentz ?) Upshur 1860    
Lawrenceville Hancock 1976    
Lawson Raleigh 1891-1920    
Lawton Fayette 1907 P. O. at Hemlock ?
Lax Logan 1920-1933    
Layhigh Grant 1880-1894    
Layland (Heights) Fayette 1911 Former Gentry
Layopolis Gilmer 1911 See Sand Fork 1920-1935. Officially changed to Sand Fork 5-3-1983 after Municipal Election. Was originally Sand Fork. (Glenville Democrat 5-12-1903 P.1)
Lazarus Wayne 1920    
Lazearville Brooke 1882-1935    
Leach Putnam 1911-1935    
Leachtown Wood 1879    
Leading Gilmer 1933    
Leading Creek Lewis 1821-1933 Also Floyd ?
Lead Mine Tucker 1859 See Horse Shoe Run
Leadsville Randolph 1823-1935    
League Ritchie 1891    
Leander Fayette 1884 Fomer Crist
Leaning Oak Roane 1976    
Leatherbark Calhoun 1935    
Leatherwood Mingo 1918    
Leatherwood Kanawha ?     No P.O.
Leatherwood Ohio 1894-1935 See Wheeling
Leatherwood Webster 1894 See Bergoo
Leb Long Fayette 1880-1920 Name changed Glen Jean 1897; Was Collinsville and Lochgelly ?
Leckie McDowell 1911    
Lecta Wirt 1907-1920    
Lee Wirt 1883-1920    
Lee Fayette 1935    
Lee Bell Randolph 1891-1935    
Lee Creek (Community) Wood 1855-1935    
Lee's Mills Wirt 1857-1875    
Leedsville     1826-1889 Also Jonas Friends; Now Elkins
Lee Mine Barbour 1935    
Leet Lincoln 1911    
Leetown Jefferson 1821    
Leevale Raleigh 1920    
Leewood Kanawha 1907    
Left Hand (Lefthand) Roane 1891    
Legg Kanawha 1891-1950 ?    
Lego Raleigh 1918    
Lehew Hampshire 1887    
Lehigh Barbour 1907-1920    
Lehigh Harrison 1935    
Leiter (Junction) Randolph 1911-1935    
Leivasy Nicholas 1891    
Lemley Monongalia 1920-1935    
Lemmon Ritchie 1920    
Lemoyne Mine Clay 1935    
Lenore Mingo 1911    
Lenox Preston 1891    
Lens Creek Kanawha 1841-1857 Winnifrede 1851
Lentz Pocahontas 1920    
Leo Roane 1907-1920    
Leon Marion     See Cologne 1882
Leon Mason 1831 Mapped 1840; Arbuckle 1853. See Also Maupin's Landing 1894 Cologne
Leonard Greenbrier 1891    
Leopold Doddridge 1886    
Lerona Mercer 1900    
LeRoy Kanawha 1894    
LeRoy Jackson 1859    
Lesage Cabell 1871 Also Dickey's Landing; Carson's Landing
Leslie Greenbrier 1920    
Lesmalinston Taylor 1911-1935    
Lessie Marshall 1911-1920    
Lester Raleigh 1891    
Let Gilmer 1933-1935    
Letart Mason 1855    
Letch Braxton 1907-1933    
Letcher Greenbrier 1858-1866 Moved Into Bath County VA 1858. Also Rucker's Repose
Letherbark Calhoun 1907-1935    
Lett Wayne 1907-1920    
Letter Gap Gilmer 1856    
Level Braxton 1911    
Levels Marion ?        
Levels Hampshire 1891    
Levelton Greenbrier 1920    
Levi Kanawha 1933-1950 ?    
Levi Braxton 1907-1935    
Lewis Harrison 1907-1933    
Lewis Kanawha 1909-1950    
Lewisburg Greenbrier Settled 1769 Incorporated 1782 Greenbrier Court House
Lewis Mill Greenbrier     Also Red Mill Prior 1885; Blaker Mills
Lewisport Harrison 1826-1845 West Union Doddridge County
Lewiston Kanawha 1891-1950 Below Coalburg
Lewistown Marion 1894 See Glover's Gap
Lex McDowell 1905-1939    
Liberty Jackson 1918 ?    
Liberty Harrison 1976    
Liberty Pendleton ? 1860    
Liberty Putnam 1891    
Libow Kanawha 1912 ?    
Lick (The) Berkeley     Bedington
Lick Wyoming 1920    
Lick Randolph 1891-1894    
Lick Branch McDowell 1920-1935    
Lick Creek Summers 1911    
Lick Creek Greenbrier 1828-1835    
Lick Fork Fayette 1920    
Lick Fork Branch Junction Mingo 1920-1935    
Lick Fork Siding Mingo 1933    
Lick Run Preston 1911-1920    
Lick Run Wood 1875    
Lico Kanawha 1930-1950 ?    
Lidie Monroe 1920    
Light Mingo 1920-1935    
Lightburn Lewis 1891    
Lightsville Berkeley 1855-1857    
Lila McDowell 1920    
Lile Greenbrier 1891    
Liller Run McDowell 1920    
Lillian Barbour 1888-1935    
Lillian Mine Barbour 1920    
Lilly Summers 1907-1935    
Lillybrook McDowell P. O. 1916    
Lillybrook Raleigh 1918    
Lillydale Monroe 1891    
Lillydale Wyoming 1976    
Lilly Grove Mercer 1976    
Lillyhaven Wyoming 1976    
Lilly Park Greenbrier 1976    
Lima Tyler 1891    
Lime Rock Tucker 1911-1935    
Limestone Mineral 1920    
Limestone Harrison 1911-1935    
Limestone Marshall 1855    
Limestone Hill Wirt 1976    
Limestone Hill Wood 1857-1894    
Limestone Ridge Wetzel 1894 See Green Hill
Limestone Station Harrison 1854-1858 Former Reynoldsville, Name Change Wilsonburgh
Lincoln Kanawha 1911-1950    
Lincoln Wyoming 1891    
Lincoln Court House Lincoln 1894 See Hamlin
Linden Roane 1891    
Lindsey Mingo 1911 Also Gray 1935
Lindside Monroe 1859    
Lineburg Morgan 1911-1935    
Linford Lincoln 1920    
Link Braxton 1891    
Link Tyler 1920    
Linn Lewis 1918 ?    
Linn Gilmer 1907    
Linn Mason 1911    
Linwood Pocahontas 1894    
Litchen Mingo 1920    
Little Tyler 1907 Also Friendly ?
Little Birch Braxton 1881    
Little CapeCapon Hampshire 1813-1835 Little Cacapon 1894
Little Cacapon Station Hampshire 1860    
Little Cacapon Morgan 1875    
Little Elk Nicholas 1920-1933    
Little Elm Harrison 1920-1935    
Little Falls Monongalia 1891    
Little Georgetown Berkeley 1854    
Little Guyan Mason 1894 Also Locust Knob; Edmundsburgh
Little Italy Clay 1976    
Little Italy Randolph ?        
Little Level Pocahontas 1837-1855 Former Bluebeard
Little Mill Creek Mason     See Willow Tree 1882
Little Mills Tyler 1867    
Little Otter Braxton 1860    
Little Pittsburg Tyler 1976    
Little Red Springs Monroe 1875    
Little Sandy Jackson 1894 Former Mouth of Little Sandy
Littlesburg Mercer 1891    
Little Sewell Greenbrier 1856-1857    
Little Sewell Mountain Greenbrier 1866-1920    
Little Skin Creek Lewis 1847    
Little's Mills Tyler 1868-1894    
Littleton (Station) Wetzel 1860 Milo P. O. 1894
Little Ugly Lincoln 1911-1920    
Little Wildcat Lewis 1879-1896    
Little Wolf Creek Summers 1875    
Litwar McDowell 1930    
Lively Fayette 1845    
Lively Crossing Wetzel 1911-1920    
Liverpool Jackson 1894 See Frozen Camp
Livesay's Mills     1894 See Richlands
Livingston Kanawha 1918    
Lizemore's Clay 1869 Sycamore?
Lleivellen ? Monongalia 1935    
Lloydsville Braxton 1879-1933    
Loam Tucker 1920    
Lobata Mingo 1930    
Lobelia Pocahontas 1886    
Lochgelly Fayette 1918 Former Stuart, Changed in 1912
Lockbridge Summers 1911    
Locke Tyler 1907-1920    
Lock Eight Putnam 1891-1894    
Lockhart Jackson 1870    
Lockhart's Run Wood 1868-1896 Wirt ?
Lockney Gilmer 1907    
Lockney Calhoun 1889-1896    
Lock No. 4 Kanawha 1894    
Lock No. 12 Monongalia 1920    
Lock Seven Kanawha 1891-1933    
Lock Tow Kanawha 1920-1935    
Lockwood Nicholas 1907    
Locust Pocahontas 1885-1935    
Locust Grove Fayette 1837-1838 Name Change Locust Lane
Locust Grove Grant 1806-1875    
Locust Knob Mason 1894 See Little Guyan Also Edmundsburgh
Locust Lane Mason 1911-1920    
Locust Lane Fayette 1838-1859 Former Locust Grove; P. O. At Lookout. Pleasant Hill, DeKalb ?
Locust Valley Wood 1976    
Loda Randolph 1907-1920    
Logan Branch Junction Mingo 1920    
Logan Court House Logan     Mapped 1827 as Lawnville; Chartered 1852 as Aracoma; Logan 1907
Logan Heights Logan 1976    
Logansport Marion 1882 See Beaty's Mills
Logrow Brooke 1930    
Logton Randolph 1920-1935    
Logville Wetzel 1891-1894    
Loma Logan 1918 ?    
Lomax McDowell 1920-1935    
Lombardy Pocahontas 1911    
London Kanawha 1911    
Loneburg Tyler 1935    
Lone Cedar Jackson 1911-1920    
Loneoak Jackson 1911-1920    
Lone Tree Tyler 1857    
Lone Valley Ritchie 1976    
Lonewillow Roane 1933-1935    
Long Randolph 1891-1935    
Longacre Fayette 1898    
Long Bottom Raleigh 1933-1935    
Long Bottom Summers 1894-1935    
Long Bottom Marshall 1849-1855 See Cameron
Long Branch Fayette 1918    
Long Branch Wayne 1845    
Longdale Mason 1907    
Long Falls Mercer 1894 See Ada
Longfellow Lincoln 1911-1920    
Long Lane Cabell 1867-1875 Changed to Marshall College ? P. O. ?
Long Level Cabell 1836-1849 Mud Bridge ? P. O. ?
Longpole McDowell 1907    
Long Reach Tyler 1868 Also Johnson's Landing 1920
Long Reach     1896 See Baker's Landing
Long Run Doddridge 1860 Was Long Run Station , Name Change Long Run 1879
Long Run Ritchie 1976    
Long Run Station Doddridge 1858-1911 Changed to Long Run 1879
Long Run Junction Randolph 1920    
Long's Landing Mason 1894 See Arbuckle
Lookout Fayette 1872 P. O. for Locust Lane, Pleasant Hill and DeKalb ?
Loom Hampshire 1920-1935    
Looneyville Roane 1891    
Loop Fayette 1855 ? In Giles County VA Before 1824; Logan County Prior 1832
Loop Logan 1830-1835    
Loop Jackson 1907-1935    
Loop Randolph 1911-1935    
Loop (Loup) Creek Fayette 1873-1896 Change to Deep Water after 1878
Loop Junction Raleigh 1920-1935    
Loopemount Greenbrier 1935    
Lorado Logan 1918    
Lorentz Upshur 1907    
Lorentz Store Upshur 1868-1894 In Lewis County 1825-1859
Lorraine Putnam 1891-1894 Also Fleetwood
Lorton Lick Mercer 1976    
Lory Boone 1911 P. O. Hill
Los Gatos Mercer 1935    
Losie Calhoun 1907-1935    
Lost City Hardy 1907    
Lost Creek Harrison 1825 Former Milford
Lost Flat Greenbrier 1933    
Lost River Hardy 1819 Former Federal Hill
Lot Wetzel 1891-1894    
Lotta Wirt 1907-1920    
Loudendale Kanawha 1976    
Loudenville Marshall 1891    
Loudin Gilmer 1883-1886 Former Battens Hill
Lough Ritchie 1907-1935    
Louise Brooke 1930    
Louisville Monongalia 1884 Former Valley Furnace, Guesman's Mills, Hagedorn's Mills, Now Dellslow
Louther Jackson 1891-1933    
Lovado (Lovada) Calhoun 1907    
Love Cabell 1886-1894    
Loveberry (Siding) Harrison 1920-1935    
Loveland Cabell Cabell 1882-1883    
Lovells Kanawha 1894 See Paint Creek
Loveridge Greenbrier 1886-1935    
Lovern Mercer 1976    
Lovern Summers 1933-1935    
Lowdell Wood 1891 Former Jimtown
Lowe Mercer 1911-1939    
Lowell Summers 1873    
Lowell Station Monroe 1894 See Peterstown
Lower Burning Creek Mingo     Became Kermit, Warfield
Lower Falls Kanawha ?        
Lower Ferry Brooke 1894-1935    
Lower Kanawha Lewis 1835-1839    
Lowerys Siding Fayette 1920    
Lowes Wetzel 1911    
Low(e)sville Marion 1883    
Lowgap Boone 1911    
Low Gap Cabell 1883-1884 Also Howell ?
Low Gap Randolph 1920    
Lowland Nicholas 1907    
Lowman Wetzel 1829-1935 In Lewis Count ante 1844; Ritchie 1841-1843
Lowney Mingo 1920    
Lowerys Fayette 1935    
Lowry's Mills Greenbrier 1858-1899 Former Anthony's Creek
Lowsville Monongalia 1875 Mouth of Big Indian Creel
Lowther's Run Lewis 1841-1843    
Lowthersville Lewis 1823-1825    
Loydsville Braxton     See Lloydsville
Lubeck Wood 1841 Watertown
Lucas Fayette 1911    
Lucas Mill Harrison 1920-1935    
Lucerne Mercer 1935    
Lucerne Gilmer 1907    
Lucile Wirt 1887    
Lucky Wood 1911-1920    
Lumber Randolph 1911-1935    
Lumberport Braxton 1894 Burnsville
Lumberport Harrison 1838 Former The Mile Creek
Lundale Logan 1918 Also Fanco (Fanio ?)
Luney's Creek Grant 1822-1866 in Hardy County. Petersburg 1879 ?
Luney's Springs Hardy     Also Petersburg
Lurd Kanawha 1891-1920    
Lusk Barbour 1911-1935    
Lusk Wyoming 1935    
Luther's Mills Wayne 1883    
Luzon Tyler 1907    
Lyburn Logan 1918    
Lydia Clay 1891-1920    
Lydie Monroe 1935    
Lyman Wyoming 1907-1920    
Lynch McDowell 1920    
Lynch Harrison 1907-1933    
Lynche's Mines Harrison 1894-1933     Lynch Mine
Lynch's Mills Gilmer 1894 See Trubada
Lynco Wyoming 1976    
Lynn Mingo 1920    
Lynn Camp Marshall 185?    
Lynwinn Raleigh 1920    
Lyon Harrison 1920-1935    
Lyon Doddridge 1894-1920    
Lyons Putnam 1920-1935    
Lyonsville Nicholas 1976    
Lytton (Lylton ?) Pleasants 1891-1935    

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