Place:Crab Orchard, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

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NameCrab Orchard
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates37.741°N 81.229°W
Located inRaleigh, West Virginia, United States
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Crab Orchard is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 2,678 at the 2010 census.

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Crab Orchard is famous, historically, as the city that Senator Robert Byrd organized for the Ku Klux Klan. After Byrd had collected the $10 joining fee and $3 charge for a robe and hood from every applicant, the Grand Dragon Joel L. Baskin for the mid-Atlantic states came down to Crab Orchard, to officially organize the chapter... "When it came time to choose the Exalted Cyclops, the top officer in the local Klan unit, Byrd won unanimously."

Crab Orchard was named for the many crab apple trees that populate the town.

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