Thursday, March 28, 2002

West Virginia Bird Place Names (Part 3 of 5)

[Note to readers: Part 2 was published on 3/25/2002]

GOBBLER (1) - a Knob in Cabell County.

GOOSE (14) - Creeks in Berkeley, Kanawha, Marion, and Wirt counties; a Cemetery and an historical Post Office (both named Goose Creek) in Ritchie County; a School (Goose Creek) in Kanawha County; an historical School (Goose Creek) in Marion County; Hollows in Kanawha and Webster counties; and Runs in Cabell, Harrison, Marion, and Ritchie counties.

GOOSE NECK (1) - an historical Post Office in Ritchie County.

GOOSE NEST (1) - a populated place in Berkeley County.

GOOSENECK (2) - a Bend in Roane County and a Run in Wirt County.

GOOSENEST (2) - a Run and an historical School in Calhoun County.

GOOSEPEN (2) - a Run and an historical School in Lewis County.

HEN (1) - a Run (Hen Shanty) in Wood County.

GROUSE (1) - a Run in Doddridge County.

GUANO (1) - a Creek in Putnam County.

HAWK (5) - a Campground in Hampshire County, a Cemetery in Jackson County, a Lake (reservoir) in Fayette County, and Runs in Hampshire and Tucker counties.

HAWKS NEST (3) - a populated place, a Country Club, and a State Park in Fayette County.

KINGFISHER (2) - a Creek and an historical school (Kingfisher Creek) in Webster County.

KITE (1) - a Knob in Calhoun County.

KITES (1) - a Run in Wood County.

OWL (10) - Creeks in Lincoln and Monongalia counties; a Fork in Calhoun County; a Church (Owl Hill Methodist) and a School (Owl Hill) in Wirt County; Hollows in Kanawha and Pendleton (Owl Knob) counties; and Runs in Calhoun, Ritchie, and Tyler counties.

OWLSHEAD (2) - summits in Tyler and Wetzel counties.

PHEASANT (5) - a Fork in Raleigh County, a Hollow in Greenbrier County, a Trail (Pheasant Mountain) in Tucker County, and Runs in Nicholas and Preston Counties.

PIGEON (14) - a populated place and historical Post Office in Roane County; a Branch in Lincoln County; Creeks in Mercer, Mingo, and Wyoming counties; an historical School and a Spring (both named Pigeon Creek) in Mercer County; a Hollow in Greenbrier County; a Knob in Preston County; and Runs in Braxton, Gilmer, Pocahontas, and Roane counties.

PIGEON ROOST (2) - a Lookout Tower in Grant County and a Run in Roane County.

PIGEONROOST (18) - a summit in Grant County; Branches in Logan and McDowell counties; Creeks in Lincoln and Mingo counties; Forks in Boone, Braxton, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Mingo counties; Hollows in Boone and Kanawha counties; a Ridge in Roane County; Runs in Jackson, Upshur, Wirt, and Wood counties; and an historical School (Pigeonroost Run) in Wood County.

To be continued . . .

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