Nitro, West Virginia

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Nitro, West Virginia (WV), a community that straddles the line between Putnam County and Kanawha County, was incorporated in 1932 and was so-named the establishment there during World War I of a large U.S. government plant for the manufacture of explosives. The Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, formerly the Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center, is located at Nitro off I-64 near the community of Cross Lanes.

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Nitro is situated along the Kanawha River on highway US-25 at expressway I-64. The community is located approximately four miles southwest of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, 14 miles west of Charleston, West Virginia, and 13 miles east of Hurricane, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Nitro is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.