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Bird's Eye view of Avis, W. Va. showing New and Green Brier Rivers

Avis has now become part of Hinton. According to West Virginia Place Names by Kenny, there is debate about who Avis is named after. Some say Avis Hinton also is the source of Hinton's name. Others say Hinton was named for Evan Hinton and Avis is named for Mrs. Avis Hinton. Avis became Upper Hinton in 1890 and the two merged in 1897. Avis still provides a splendid view.

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The message reads. 1925 "Hello Irene. I'm sure glad your dad come down here. Such butoful country. Tom"

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