Ranger, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Ranger is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Ranger is located in the US
Ranger (the US)
Coordinates: 38°7′14″N 82°11′8″W / 38.12056°N 82.18556°W / 38.12056; -82.18556Coordinates: 38°7′14″N 82°11′8″W / 38.12056°N 82.18556°W / 38.12056; -82.18556
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
 • Guyan River VFDChief William Frazier
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes25557

Ranger (also Fourteen) is an unincorporated community in western Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 10 southwest of the town of Hamlin, the county seat of Lincoln County.[1] Its elevation is 614 feet (187 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25557.[3] Ranger is served by the Guyan River VFD.

The community takes its name from Ranger Branch creek.[4]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 112.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ranger, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-03-29.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ 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. 520.