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Welcome to Victor ...

Although we found mention of Victor during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Victor was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Victor was located in Wood County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Victor to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Victor - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Victor, please Contact Us.


When the people of Victor refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Victorian<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Victor might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Victor would be found within the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities Also Named Victor ...

While we believe that this Victor is located in Wood County, we know of another 2 West Virginia communities named Victor. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fayette and Kanawha County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 35 communities that are also named Victor - they are located in Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota (2), Texas (2), Utah and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Victor.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 south past Victor and then turned east". While Victor could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Victor 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Victor 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Victor refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Victor may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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