WV 38
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From: below Philippi (Barbour County)
To: above Parsons (Tucker County)
Total Length: 22.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
WV 92 SB: 6.3 - 6.3
WV 92 NB: 0.4 - 6.7
Barbour-Tucker Line: 5.3 - 12.0
WV 72: 10.3 - 22.3
Creation: Appeared between 1957-60 as an upgrade to Barbour CR 12 and CR 5; Tucker CR 17 and CR 6. This is the 3rd WV 38.
Adjustments: Between 1961-64, WV 38 was removed from CR 38/2 at its west end, moving its US 250 jct southeast.
In 1966 (bridge date), WV 38 was removed from CR 38/9 and 38/10 west of Tacy; CR 38/11 through Tacy; CR 38/12 at Nestorville
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Comment: WV 38 provides a fairly gentle route from the Parsons area to the Philippi area.
1960 Power Utilities
Current WV 38
1960 Power Utilities
Previous WV 38's:

1930 ROUTE LOG
WV 22: 0 - 0
US 19: 11 - 11


1940 ROUTE LOG
Virginia State Line: 0 - 0
WV 9 EB: 13.6 - 13.6
WV 9 WB: 0.5 - 14.1
Maryland State Line: 5.3 - 19.4
WV 38 #1: Appeared 1922 as new primary routing running from WV 22 (now WV 20) Cleveland northwest to WV 4 (now CR 44) Walkersville.
In 1923 (WVDOT Annual Report), WV 38 was truncated to a rerouted WV 4 (now US 19) Ireland. The route to Walkersville becmae part of WV 4.

1922 Official
WV 38 original Cleveland-Walkersville route
1922 Official
1923 Official
WV 38 truncated to Ireland
1923 Official

Between 1929-31, WV 38 became part of WV 18. Today it is CR 20/21, CR 50/8 and CR 50.

1922 Official
WV 38 from Cleveland to Ireland
1922 Official
1931 Official
WV 18 replaces WV 38
1931 Official

WV 38 #2: Appeared between 1929-31 as a renumbering of WV 60 from WV 9 Berkeley Springs south to the Virginia line
In 1935, WV 38 was extended north to Maryland at Hancock replacing part of WV 9.
In 1938, WV 38 got a new bridge over the Potomac River, removing it from a bit of CR 1, a little CR 19, and all of CR 19/1.
In 1941, WV 38 was renumbered as WV 522. Today it is US 522 except within Berkeley Springs it cut west on Fairfax St to Wilkes Ave (still original concrete!) which used to continue north out to current US 522 at roughly Jimtown Rd.

1930 Pennsylvania Official
WV 60 south out of Berkeley Springs
1930 Pennsylvania Official
1932 Official
WV 38 out of Berkeley Springs
1932 Official
1940 Rand McN
WV 38 extended to Maryland
1940 Rand McN
1941-42 Virginia Official
WV 522 replaces WV 38
1941-42 Virginia Official


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