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Nitro, West Virginia

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Nitro, WV (map), a community located in Kanawha and Putnam Counties, was incorporated in 1932. The town's name was suggested by the United States Government because of the establishment there during World War I of a large federal plant for the manufacture of explosives.

Nitro, WV
Nitro, WV Hotels

Elevation: 590 feet
Population: 6,824 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -81.8442
Latitude: 38.4147


Map of Nitro, WV showing streets, airports, parks, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Nitro, WV and vicinity.

Aerial view of Nitro, circa 1970s
Aerial view showing I-64, John Amos plant and Nitro, WV

Schools: Putnam County Schools

Libraries: Putnam County Libraries