Sophia, West Virginia

Main Street in Sophia, W.Va.

Sophia, West Virginia (WV), a community in Raleigh County, was incorporated in 1912 and named for Sophia McGinnis, who lived near the site of the town. Part of the Main Street commercial district in Sophia is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sophia is situated on Soak Creek, a tributary of Piney Creek near the headwaters of Winding Gulf Creek, a source tributary of the Guyandotte River. The town was an important commercial center for the surrounding coalfields of the Winding Gulf Creek of the Guyandotte River.

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Parks & Public Recreation

The is located south of the town.


Sophia is located on highway WV-16, one mile southwest of the Coalfields Expressway (WV-121), approximately three miles south of Crab Orchard, West Virginia, seven miles south of Beckley, West Virginia, four miles east of Lester, West Virginia, and 15 miles northeast of Mullens, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Sophia is located in the New River Gorge Region in southern West Virginia near the .

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