WV 42
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From: Petersburg (Grant County)
To: Maryland State Line at Blaine (Mineral County)
Total Length: 41.1 miles  
The route continues 6 miles as MD 38 to end at MD 135 near Swanton MD.
ROUTE LOG
WV 28, WV 55: 0 - 0
WV 93 EB: 17.0 - 17.0
WV 93 WB: 4.3 - 21.3
US 50 WB: 4.3 - 25.6
Mineral-Grant Line: 4.6 - 30.2
US 50 EB: 3.4 - 33.6
WV 46: 4.9 - 38.5
Maryland State Line: 2.6 - 41.1
Creation: Appeared in 1922 as new primary routing, running from WV 43 (now CR 39/5) Minnehaha Springs to WV 56 (now CR 3) Durbin. This is the only WV 42.
Adjustments: Between 1929-31, WV 42 was extended north as new primary routing to end at WV 5 (now US 33) Judy Gap.

1922 Official
WV 42 original routing
1922 Official
1931 Official
WV 42 extended to Judy Gap
1931 Official

In 1932, WV 42 was extended north with WV 5 to Seneca Rocks, then as new primary routing to just outside Petersburg, then replaced WV 45 through Mt. Storm and Elk Garden to Maryland at Blaine. This made WV 42 140 miles long at that point.
In 1935, WV 42 south was truncated to its current endpoint, with the route down to Minnehaha Springs becoming part of WV 28. Today this is a bit of WV 39 west of Minnehaha Springs then WV 92 to Judy Gap except: CR 8 and 8/1 at Green Bank. WV 42 followed WV 28 to Petersburg except: CR 33/8 at Judy Gap which no longer crosses the S. Potomac River; CR 9/6 in Riverton; CR 28/1 north of Seneca Rocks; CR 28/9 in Cabins; CR 28/10 Redman Rd near Petersburg

1931 Official
WV 45 from Petersburg to Mayland
1931 Official
1932 Official
WV 42 extended to Petersburg, then replaced WV 45
1932 Official
1939 Rand McN
WV 42 south truncated to Petersburg
1939 Rand McN

Between 1950-66, WV 42 was removed from CR 42/14 and CR 1 in Scherr.
In 1969 (bridge date) WV 42 was removed from CR 50/11 in Northern Grant County.
Between 1973-82, WV 42 was removed from CR 42/15 Old Rt 42 just north of WV 28.
Improvements: In 1924, WV 42 was paved from below Dunmore to Durbin
In 1932, WV 42 was paved from Minnehaha Springs to Dunmore; Petersburg to Maryland
WV 42 became fully paved in 1935 by virtue of its truncation to Petersburg
WV 42 has no multilane segments.
Comment: WV 42 is blown off by US 48 but can be accessed not far away via WV 93 towards Bismarck.


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