Place:Bolivar, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

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NameBolivar
TypeTown
Coordinates39.324°N 77.751°W
Located inJefferson, West Virginia, United States
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Bolivar ( rhymes with Oliver) is a town in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The population was 1,045 at the 2000 census and was exactly the same number in the 2010 census. Originally known as Mudfort, Bolivar was granted a charter as a town by the Virginia General Assembly in December 1825. Upon petitioning the Assembly for a town charter, the citizens of Mudfort chose to name their town for the South American revolutionary leader, Simón Bolívar (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830).

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