Ashley Nottingham bagged this 8-Point Buck in the mountains at Duck. She is the granddaughter of James and Vida Lea Nottingham, who operate the Nottingham Store.

Ashley Nottingham bagged this 8-Point Buck in the mountains at Duck. She is the granddaughter of James and Vida Lea Nottingham, who operate the Nottingham Store.

Duck

GPS: 38.583, -80.937
ELEVATION: 801 Feet

Duck is an active rural community located at Interstate 79 Exit 46. Its accessibility creates a good business environment.

Sarah Rexroad enjoys living in Duck because it is convenient, with a store for daily needs and easy access to the Interstate.

Sarah Rexroad enjoys living in Duck because it is convenient, with a store for daily needs and easy access to the Interstate.

Its rolling hills invite farming. And having the Elk River run through creates recreation for fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor recreation. Halman Nettles opened Nettles Equipment, Inc. in 1991 — the company sells and services farm equipment. It quickly grew and Mr. Nettles’ son Brent and daughter-in-law Cricket came in to help. Their daughter Sarah Rexroad says she has been helping there since she was nine years old, and now brings her own daughters to work with her. “We have a real family atmosphere,” Mrs. Rexroad said. “I started working here full time when the business started moving toward using computers.” Nettles Equipment has been at its Duck location since 2006 and employs 10 people. For more information about Nettles Equipment call 304-364-2445.

Duck resident Roger Hall has operated Hall’s Kitchens & Baths since 1978. He builds new kitchens and baths, remodels, or provides cabinetry, countertops and appliances. “Duck is a good community,” said Mr. Hall. “It’s a quiet place to live with good neighbors.” During 2009 Mr. Hall constructed units for Duck Self-Storage.” For more information about Hall’s Kitchens & Baths or Duck Self-Storage call 304-364-5335.

The Nottingham Store is central to life in Duck. It sells groceries, feed, hardware, sporting goods, and is a game check station. “My dad opened this store in 1928,” says James Nottingham, who runs the store along with his wife Vida Lea, son Bryan and daughter-in-law Pauline. “The nearest other store is 10 miles away in Ivydale.” The historic building is located riverside with the train tracks across the street. And it still offers old-style courtesy, giving small candies to children that come in to shop. For more information about the Nottingham Store call 304-364-8596.

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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources maintain a public access site including a boat launch ramp on the Elk River in Duck.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources maintain a public access site including a boat launch ramp on the Elk River in Duck.

 The Elk River is the third largest tributary of the Kanawha River, travelling 181 miles from Pocahontas County to Charleston.

The Elk River is the third largest tributary of the Kanawha River, travelling 181 miles from Pocahontas County to Charleston.

 This 4.5 pound, 22-inch Smallmouth Bass was caught on the Elk River by Hunter Tanner.

This 4.5 pound, 22-inch Smallmouth Bass was caught on the Elk River by Hunter Tanner.

Nettles Equipment, Inc. is located on a hillside right at Interstate 79 Exit 46.

Nettles Equipment, Inc. is located on a hillside right at Interstate 79 Exit 46.

 Roger Hall and his Jack Russell Terrier "Wilbur" receive a delivery for Hall's Kitchens & Baths.

Roger Hall and his Jack Russell Terrier “Wilbur” receive a delivery for Hall’s Kitchens & Baths.

 The Servia Volunteer Fire Department, located in Duck, serves a large rural area.

The Servia Volunteer Fire Department, located in Duck, serves a large rural area.

 The Duck Post Office was located inside the Nottingham Store and James Nottingham was Postmaster for 30 years before this new facility was built.

The Duck Post Office was located inside the Nottingham Store and James Nottingham was Postmaster for 30 years before this new facility was built.

 James and Vida Lea Nottingham, shown here inside Nottingham Store where they work together, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in 2009.

James and Vida Lea Nottingham, shown here inside Nottingham Store where they work together, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in 2009.

 These turkey hunters are (left to right) Richard Legg, Kevin Legg, Jerry Legg, and Jim Asbury.

These turkey hunters are (left to right) Richard Legg, Kevin Legg, Jerry Legg, and Jim Asbury.

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 Homes in Duck, West Virginia

Homes in Duck, West Virginia

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