kids encyclopedia robot

Winifrede, West Virginia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Winifrede, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25214
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1549250

Winifrede is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Winifrede is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of Chesapeake. Winifrede has a post office with ZIP code 25214. It is home of the Big Eagle Railroad (formerly known as Winifrede Mining and Manufacturing Company, Winifrede Collieries, and Winifrede Railroad), one of the oldest short-line railroad operations in the United States, having been in existence since 1850. The Winifrede Railroad was incorporated in November 1881 and opened in 1882; the original operation was closed in 1988 and reopened as the Big Eagle Railroad in 2000-01.

According to tradition, the community was named after a woman in Philadelphia.

kids search engine
Winifrede, West Virginia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.