Place:Boaz, Wood, West Virginia, United States


TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates39.368°N 81.49°W
Located inWood, West Virginia, United States
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Boaz is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wood County, West Virginia, in the United States. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 1,297.

The community was named in 1878 by the United States Post Office Department, which selected from three names suggested by a resident named William Johnson: "Johnson," "Ruth," and "Boaz."

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