WV 5
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From: Elizabeth (Wirt County)
To: Heaters (Braxton County)
Total Length: 71.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
WV 14: 0 - 0
WV 53: 0.5 - 0.5
Calhoun-Wirt Line: 13.4 - 13.9
WV 16: 13.0 - 26.9
Gilmer-Calhoun Line: 5.5 - 32.4
US 33 WB, US 119 SB: 14.3 - 46.7
US 33 EB, US 119 NB: 1.1 - 47.8
Braxton-Gilmer Line: 10.9 - 58.7
US 19, WV 4: 12.9 - 71.6
Creation: Appeared in 1938 as a renumbering of WV 35 from Elizabeth to WV 4-20 Rock Cave. This is the 2nd WV 5.

1937 Gen Draft
WV 35 from Elizabeth to Rock Cave
1937 Gen Draft

1939 Rand McN
WV 5 replaces WV 35
1939 Rand McN

Adjustments: In 1940, WV 5 east was truncated to US 19/WV 4 at Napier. The route to Rock Cave remained part of WV 4.
In 1973 (bridge date), WV 5 was removed from CR 5/10 at Burnsville.
In 1974 or 1975, WV 5 east was truncated to I-79 at Burnsville, leaving behind CR 5/11 and abandoned routing covered by Burnsville Lake. Some of old WV 5 from US 19 Napier northwestward still exists as an access road.
Between 1978-80, WV 5 was rerouted at Burnsville to turn south just prior to I-79 (leaving behind more CR 5/11) and replacing CR 3 south via Gem to US 19/WV 4 at Heaters. Most of the road down to Gem had once been WV 94 #2.

1940 Rand McN
WV 5 truncated to Napier
1940 Rand McN
1975 Official
WV 5 east truncated to Burnsville
1975 Official
1980 Official
WV 5 re-extended south to US 19 Heaters
1980 Official

Improvements: Upon designation, WV 5 was paved from Bigbend to Grantsville; DeKalb to Rock Cave.
In 1940, WV 5 was paved from Creston to Big Bend.
Betweenn 1947-56, WV 5 was paved from Elizabeth east 5 miles; Grantsville to DeKalb
I don't have a narrow date range when the remainder of WV 5 was paved.
WV 5 has no multilane segments.
Comment: WV 5 is blown off by I-79 but is easily accessible from CR 5/11 in Burnsville.

Previous WV 5's:

1937 ROUTE LOG
WV 2: 0 - 0
WV 87: 9 - 9
US 21: 4 - 13
WV 14: 23 - 36
US 119 SB: 1 - 37
WV 16 SB: 13 - 50
WV 16 NB: 2 - 52
WV 35 WB: 24 - 76
WV 35 EB: 1 - 77
WV 47: 9 - 86
US 19: 17 - 103
US 119 NB, WV 20: 16 - 119
US 250 NB: 19 - 138
US 219 NB: 5 - 143
US 219 SB, US 250 SB: 1 - 144
WV 32: 22 - 166
WV 28 NB: 12 - 178
WV 28 SB: 11 - 189
US 220 NB: 14 - 203
US 220 SB: 1 - 204
Virginia State Line: 20 - 224
WV 5 #1: An original 1922 state route. Ran from WV 62 Mason heading east through Ripley, Spencer, Glenville, Weston, and Buckannon before ending at WV 56 (now CR 151) Harding.

1923 Official
WV 5 #1 from Mason to almost Elkins
1923 Official

In 1931, WV 5 was extended with WV 56 to Elkins, then replaced WV 53 east to Seneca Rocks, Franklin, and into Virginia.

1923 Official
WV 53 Elkins east to Virginia
1923 Official
1931 Official
WV 5 replaces WV 53
1931 Official

Also in 1931, WV 5 was rerouted away from Mason to head west directly to Point Pleasant as new primary routing, then replaced WV 62 southwest to end at US 60 (now WV 101) Huntington. The old route to Mason became an extended WV 62.
In 1932, WV 5 was rerouted away from Mt. Alto and instead used new routing directly east to Evans. The old route became more WV 62 (this is now WV 331, CR 33/17, and CR 5).
Also in 1932, WV 5 was removed from today's CR 31 and CR 28 down to Job south of Harman
In 1935 (bridge date), WV 5 was removed from CR 33/25 John/Arnold Sts in Weston
In 1936, WV 5 west was truncated to WV 2. The route down to Huntington became part of WV 2 (WV 5 used CR 2/12, 2/13, and 2/14 in Green Bottom; CR 2/10 in Lesage).

1923 Official
WV 62 Huntington to Mason
1923 Official
1931 Official
WV 5 rerouted and extended to Huntington
1931 Official
1932 Official
WV 5 rerouted west of Evans
1932 Official

Between 1934-37, WV 5 was removed from CR 5/17 Pike St east of Spencer.
About 1937, WV 5 was removed from CR 5/18 and 5/19 in the Wymer area east of Elkins.
In late 1937, WV 5 was replaced by WV 87 #2 from WV 2 to Evans and US 33 from Mt. Alto all the way to Virginia.
WV 5 is approximated by WV 87; US 33 to Buckannon except CR 33/10 Battenfarm Rd and CR 33/21 Old Rte 33 near Ripley; CR 33/1 W. Main St into Spencer; CR 5/24 Old Golf Course Rd; CR 33/2 Circle Heights east of Weston; CR 33/1 through McGuire Park; CR 33/3 through Gaston and Homer; CR 33/4 Hidden Ln; CR 12/1 and CR 12 to Buckannon (except WV 5 used CR 12/5 loop).
From Buckannon to Seneca Rocks WV 5 used CR 151 (except WV 5 used CR 53 through Womelsdorf), CR 151/4, WV 92, US 33, CR 33/8, US 33
WV 5 used US 33 from Seneca Rocks to Virginia except: CR 9/6 in Riverton; CR 33/8 at Judy Gap which no longer crosses the S. Potomac River; CR 3/7 and CR 3/8 at Oak Flat

1939 Rand McN
WV 5 replaced by WV 87 and US 33
1939 Rand McN

1939 Rand McN
WV 5 replaced by US 33 all the way to Virginia
1939 Rand McN

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