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Caretta, West Virginia

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Caretta, West Virginia

Unincorporated community
Caretta is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24821
GNIS feature ID 1554071[1]

Caretta is an

  • Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains - Caretta, WV
  • Big Creek People in Action

External links

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caretta, West Virginia
  2. ^ Homer Hickam, We Are Not Afraid: Strength and Courage for Our Nation from the Town of "October Sky", HCI, 2002, p. 15
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  


The Carter Coal Company Store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[3]

Caretta's coal mine was connected to the mine in nearby Coalwood, West Virginia, made famous in the book Rocket Boys.

Caretta is home to the Big Creek People in Action, an organization founded in 1990 by citizens of McDowell County, West Virginia in order to improve the local quality of life. The organization also boasts partnerships with numerous colleges, churches, and other groups who volunteer in the area.

This coal town was originally owned first by The Virginia Pocahontas Coal Company, then by the Carter Coal Company, and the final operators in Caretta were the Consolidation Coal Company.

with this name. United States It is the only place in the [2]

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