Corinth, West Virginia

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Corinth is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Corinth is located in the United States
Corinth (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°25′18″N 79°29′30″W / 39.42167°N 79.49167°W / 39.42167; -79.49167Coordinates: 39°25′18″N 79°29′30″W / 39.42167°N 79.49167°W / 39.42167; -79.49167
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Corinth is an unincorporated community and coal town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States.[1] Corinth was originally called Spencer but was changed in 1890 to avoid duplication of names in the state. It is named after the ancient Greek city of Corinth.[2]


  1. ^ "Corinth, West Virginia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 185.