Sleepy Creek, West Virginia

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Sleepy Creek
Sleepy Creek is located in West Virginia
Sleepy Creek
Sleepy Creek
Location within the state of West Virginia
Sleepy Creek is located in the United States
Sleepy Creek
Sleepy Creek
Sleepy Creek (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°40′1″N 78°4′57″W / 39.66694°N 78.08250°W / 39.66694; -78.08250Coordinates: 39°40′1″N 78°4′57″W / 39.66694°N 78.08250°W / 39.66694; -78.08250
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555645[1]

Sleepy Creek is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, West Virginia on the Potomac River at the mouth of Sleepy Creek. By 1860, Sleepy Creek had a post office and functioned as an important station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Sleepy Creek is located along River Road (WV Secondary Route 1) east of Hancock and is accessible from Cherry Run to its east by way of Householder Road (WV Secondary Route 10).

The community was named after nearby Sleepy Creek.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sleepy Creek, West Virginia
  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. 586.