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Carter, West Virginia
(Fayette County)

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Census Data for Carter ...

Although we found mention of Carter during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Carter. If you can help us locate Carter, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Carter has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Fayette County ...

Carter is located in Fayette County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Fayette County.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Carter and then turned east". While Carter could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Carter as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Carter could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two West Virginia communities named Carter: This one is located in Fayette County and the other is located in Upshur County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carter.

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