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Black Betsy, West Virginia

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Country  United States
County  Putnam
GNIS feature ID  1536045
State  West Virginia
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Local time  Thursday 8:50 PM
Black Betsy, West Virginia
Weather  3°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 50% Humidity

Black Betsy is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. The town is located on the east bank of the Kanawha River on West Virginia Route 62.

Map of Black Betsy, WV 25159, USA

Many legends exist as to the origin of the name Black Betsy. Many claim it was named after a black woman who sold moonshine to miners while others say that "Black Betsy" was the moonshine itself. The coal from the area was supposedly named "Black Betsy" as well. All of these are rumors and each member of the community has a different variation of the story.

Its post office no longer exists.

References

Black Betsy, West Virginia Wikipedia


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