WV 39
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From: Gauley Bridge (Fayette County)
To: Virginia State Line at Rimel (Pocahontas County)
Total Length: 105.8 miles  
The route continues 58 more miles as VA 39 to end at US 11 North Lexington VA.
ROUTE LOG
US 60, WV 16 SB: 0 - 0
WV 16 NB: 5.5 - 5.5
Nicholas-Fayette Line: 0 - 5.5
WV 129: 13.9 - 19.4
WV 41 NB: 11.2 - 30.6
WV 41 SB: 0.2 - 30.8
US 19: 0.9 - 31.7
WV 20 SB: 11.7 - 43.4
WV 20 NB, WV 55 WB: 8.5 - 51.9
Greenbrier-Nicholas Line: 8.6 - 60.5
Pocahontas-Greenbrier Line: 9.8 - 70.3
WV 150: 7.1 - 77.4
US 219 SB: 6.4 - 83.8
US 219 NB, WV 55 EB: 8.3 - 92.1
WV 28: 5.4 - 97.5
WV 92 NB: 3.5 - 101.0
WV 92 SB: 4.4 - 105.4
Virginia State Line: 0.4 - 105.8
Creation: Appeared in 1922 as new primary routing, running from WV 4 (now WV 39) Summersville east to Richwood. This is the only WV 39.
Adjustments: In 1932, WV 39 was extended east as new primary routing to WV 24 (now US 219) below Marlinton.

1922 Official
WV 39 Summersville to Richwood
1922 Official
1932 Official
WV 39 extended to WV 24 near Marlinton
1932 Official

In 1941, WV 39 was extended north with US 219 into Marlinton then east replacing WV 28 to Minnehaha Springs, then replaced WV 43 to Virginia.

1939 Rand McN
WV 28 and WV 43 east of Marlinton
1939 Rand McN
1946 Official
WV 39 replaces WV 28 and WV 43
1946 Official

In 1947 (bridge date), WV 39 was removed from CR 11 (now WV 28) and CR 39/3 at Huntersville.
Between 1947-49, WV 39 was extended west to Gauley River, replacing US 19.

1939 Rand McN
US 19 Gauley Bridge to Summersville
1939 Rand McN
1956 Shell
WV 39 Gauley Bridge to Summersville
1956 Shell

In 1952 (bridge date), WV 39 was removed from CR 39/5 Minnehaha Springs.

1946 Pocahontas County
WV 39 original routing
1946 Pocahontas County
1949 Pocahontas County
WV 39 bypasses Huntersville
1949 Pocahontas County
2004 Pocahontas County
WV 39 rerouted Minnehaha Springs
2004 Pocahontas County

Improvements: Between 1926-28, WV 39 was paved from Fenwick to Richwood
Between 1933-35, WV 39 was paved from Summersville to Fenwick.
Between 1940-46, WV 39 was paved from Richwood to Mill Point
The 1941 extension to Virginia had WV 39 paved to Minnehaha Springs.
The late 1940s extension to gauley Bridge was already paved when WV 39 was placed on it.
WV 39 was paved from Minnehaha Springs to Virginia between 1950-56.
There are no multilane segments on WV 39.
Comment: WV 39 passes through some rugged territory between Richwood and Marlinton.


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