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True, West Virginia

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True P.O. Building
Map showing locations of True
In southern Summers County south of Hinton, WV, True (map) is an unincorporated community and a former rural post office first now located on Tallery Mountain. The True post office was first established at the mouth of the Bluestone River on New River, approximately four miles north of its present location. During the construction of the Bluestone Dam, the post office was relocated to the summit of Tallery Mountain to avoid inundation in the creation of Bluestone Lake.

According to historian James H. Miller, author of "History of Summers County, West Virginia" (1908), the True post office was named by Larkin McDowell Meador, who, in a letter presenting his petition to establish the post office, certified at the end of this correspondence that: "Now this is true." The community is bounded on the north by Bluestone State Park and on the west by the Bluestone National Scenic River.