Saturday, April 25, 2009
Zip Code USA- Princeton, WVa 24740
The town of Princeton, W.Va., sits near the Virginia border and it's main claim-to-fame is that it is the hometown of the late tv actor Bob Denver, known for playing Gilligan on "Gilligan's Island."
Princeton, population 6,347, does not have a major university like Princeton, NJ, but it is home to the minor league baseball team the Princeton Rays in the Appalachian League.
Coal and railroad are the main industries in the area, which includes the larger town of Bluefield (there is a Bluefield, Va., and a Bluefield, WVa). The town is near Pipestem State Park.
Princeton is 92 percent white and the medium income per household is $21, 736. The town is also the birthplace of the western actor Sam Elliot.
Previous entries in this series include:
1) Burlington, Vermont
2) Bethlehem, Penn.
3) Bethesda, Md.
4) Provincetown, Mass.
5) Provo, Utah
6) Moscow, Idaho