(11/26/2008)
Some Calhoun citizens will soon be notified of their new, official E-911 address, according to Calhoun's Addressing and Mapping Coordinator and 911 Director Gary Buchanan.

The new mapping and addressing will facilitate emergency responders to be quickly routed to an address or scene.

Buchanan said the USPS Address Management Office in Charleston notified him Friday that areas of Calhoun County will soon be receiving their notification letters listing their new "city-type" addresses.

Residents may begin using their new addresses as soon as they receive their notification letter.

Creston (26141) and Brohard (26138) will be the first areas notified, followed shortly by Grantsville (26147), Big Springs (26137), Munday (26152) and Nebo (25141).

Other areas will be approved, hopefully in short order, said Buchanan.

Calhoun is one of a few WV counties that is ahead of the loop with addressing, with all zip codes submitted to Charleston earlier this year.

Addresses were assigned starting at the nearest intersection with even number addresses (those ending in 0,2,4,6,8) on the right side of the road and odd number addresses (those ending in 1,3,5,7,9) on the left.

The number represents the location's distance from the intersection. For example: the number 1500 would represent a structure located on the right side of the road and approximately one and one-half miles from the intersection.

Anyone who receives a notification letter and believes there may be an error in their address or anyone who has a question about the project should contact Buchanan at 354-0911.


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