WV 7
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From: Ohio State Line at New Martinsville (Wetzel County)
To: Maryland State Line near Holmes (Preston County)
Total Length: 107.8 miles  
The route continues a short distance as an unposted route to OH 7 and in the other direction continues 6 miles as MD 39 to end at US 219 Oakland MD.
ROUTE LOG
Ohio State Line: 0 - 0
WV 2 NB: 0.5 - 0.5
WV 2 SB: 1.4 - 1.9
WV 20: 2.8 - 4.7
US 250 NB: 28.5 - 33.2
US 250 SB: 2.1 - 35.3
Monongalia-Wetzel Line: 1.5 - 36.8
WV 218 NB: 13.6 - 50.4
WV 218 SB: 0.3 - 50.7
US 19 NB: 13.9 - 64.6
WV 705: 3.1 - 67.7
US 19 SB, US 119 SB: 2.1 - 69.8
US 119 NB: 0.3 - 70.1
I-68 (exit 4): 3.1 - 73.2
Preston-Monongalia County: 7.4 - 80.6
WV 92: 5.3 - 85.9
WV 26: 8.4 - 94.3
WV 72: 1.5 - 95.8
Maryland State Line: 12.0 - 107.8
Creation: Appeared in 1922 as an original state route, running from WV 6 (now US 250) Cottontown east through Westover, Morgantown, Kingswood, and Terra Alta before entering Maryland. This is the only WV 7.

1923 Official
WV 7 original routing from WV 6 to Maryland
1923 Official


Adjustments: Between 1926-28, WV 7 was extended west with WV 6 to near Hundred, then replaced WV 55 to end at WV 2 New Martinsville.

1928 Official
WV 7 extended west to New Martinsville
1928 Official


Between 1934-37, WV 7 was removed from CR 7/32 Kane Creek (Preston County).
In the early 1950s, WV 7 was given its current routing that avoids Westover. The bridge across the Monongahelia River and into downtown Morgantown was mostly new construction. The old route via Westover became WV 7 ALT (now CR CR 19/25 Scotts Run Rd, WV 100 Dunkard Ave, and US 19 across the river).
It appears that by 1951, WV 7 was put on one-way splits in Morgantown with EB using Pleasant and Spruce while WB uses Walnut and Beechurst.
Between 1952-59, WV 7 was removed from CR 64 Deckers Creek Blvd-CR 857 Green Bag Rd-CR 7/41 Old Rte 7 in eastern Morgantown.
In 1960 (bridge date), WV 7 was extended north with WV 2 then west across a new bridge into Ohio.
Between 1963-72, WV 7 was straightened out east of WV 20 leaving behind a bit of WV 20, abandoned routing, and CR 7/23 Old Rte 7.
Improvements: By 1923, WV 7 was paved from about Cassville to Delislow; Monawn to Kingswood; Terra Alta to Maryland
In 1924, WV 7 was paved from Kingswood to Terra Alta.
In 1926 or 1927, WV 7 was paved from Delislow to Monawn
In 1928, WV 7 was paved from New Martinsville to WV 20; Hundred to Cottontown; Wadestown to Bula
In 1930, WV 7 was paved from Blacksville to Cassville
In 1932, WV 7 was paved from Knob Fork to Hundred; Cottontown to Wadesville; Bula to Blacksville (this made WV 7 paved continuously from Knob Fork to Maryland).
In 1938 or 1939, WV 7 was paved a couple miles east of WV 20
In 1940, WV 7 was paved from Wileyville to Knob Fork
About 1947, WV 7 was paved from near WV 20 to Wileyville, completing the pavement of WV 7.
WV 7 was multilaned on Monongahelia Blvd in 1977.
Comment: WV 7 is labeled as WV 7 SPUR on the Ohio River Bridge on some WV Officials for some reason.


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