Place:Hundred, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States

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NameHundred
Alt namesOld Hundredsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54008666
TypeTown
Coordinates39.684°N 80.457°W
Located inWetzel, West Virginia, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hundred is a town in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It was named for Henry Church and his wife, the first settlers who lived to be 109 and 106. Hundred is the only place in the United States with this name.

Hundred is so named because Henry Church would sit on a rocking chair on his porch near the train station. As the train came into the station, people would say "There's old Hundred," referring to his age. Eventually the name stuck and the station- and the town- became known as Hundred.

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