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


WTF!! said...

Who would have guessed that Sam Elliott wasn't from Texas?! Anyhow, you should spotlight Tortilla Flat, Arizona next.

Nocturalguy38 said...

I've never heard of that town.

WTF!! said...

Population: 6! It was listed for sale on Ebay some years back. I visited the community back in '01. Consists of a single city block!