WV 44
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From: Mt. Gay (Logan County)
To: below Mountain View (Mingo County)
Total Length: 17.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
Future US 52: 0 - 0
US 52: 1.6 - 1.6
Logan-Mingo Line: 0 - 1.6
WV 73: 17.0 - 17.6
Creation: Appeared between 1977-80 as a renumbering of US 119 from US 52 Mountain View to US 119 (now CR 18/WV 73) Mt. Gay. This is the 4th WV 44.

1956 Shell
US 119 from Mountain View to Mt. Gay
1956 Shell
1980 Official
WV 44 from Mountain View to Mt. Gay
1980 Official

Adjustments: About 1997, it is reported that WV 44 was extended from Mt Gay to Holden over more US 119. No map I can find shows this and the 2004 Logan County map shows this road as CR 18. I have found 2002 photos of this intersection that do not show it extended either.
About 2012, WV 44 was extended south as partly new construction and upgrade to CR 8 to the location of the US 52 King Coal Highway.

2004 Mingo County
WV 44 ending at Mountain View
2014 Mingo County
2014 Mingo County
WV 44 extended to future US 52
2014 Mingo County

Improvements: Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Comment: For some reason WV 44 is posted on the tiny sliver of pavement south of future US 52.
Why isn't WV 73 north to US 119 from Mt. Gay not also WV 44?

Previous WV 44's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
WV 28: 0 - 0
WV 1: 26 - 26


1940 ROUTE LOG
WV 24: 0 - 0
WV 3 WB: 27 - 27
WV 3 EB: 1 - 28
US 60 WB: 30 - 58
US 60 EB: 5 - 63
WV 39: 18 - 81


1976 ROUTE LOG
WV 62: 0 - 0
US 33: 2 - 2
WV 44 #1: Appeared 1922 as new primary routing running from WV 28 (now US 220) Petersburg to WV 1 (now US 50) Mt. Storm.
In 1925 (bridge dates), WV 44 was removed from CR 5, CR 42/9, and CR 5/9 through the Arthur area near Petersburg.
Between 1929-31, WV 44 was renumbered as part of WV 45. Today it is a bit of WV 28 and a huge chunk of WV 42. Note that WV 44 used CR 42/14 and CR 1 through Scherr.

1922 Official
WV 44 from Petersburg to Mt. Storm
1922 Official
1931 Official
WV 45 replaces WV 44
1931 Official

WV 44 #2: Appeared between 1929-31 as a renumbering of WV 20 from WV 24 (now WV 104) Princeton to US 60 Rainelle.
In 1932, WV 44 north was extended east with US 60 for 5 miles, then north as new primary routing to end at WV 39 Nettie.
Between 1933-35, WV 44 was removed from CR 18 between Pipestem and True in Summers County.
Around 1940(?), WV 44 was given a bypass of Meadow Bridge, leaving behind CR 31 and CR 44/6.
About 1941, WV 44 went back to being WV 20. It is still WV 20 except: In Athens WV 44 used Vermillion to Burch to abandoned routing north; CR 44 through Lerona

1922 Official
WV 20 from Princeton to Rainelle
1922 Official
1931 Official
WV 44 replaces WV 20
1931 Official
1932 Official
WV 44 extended north to WV 39
1932 Official
1946 Official
WV 20 replaces WV 44
1946 Official

WV 44 #3: Appeared between 1956-60 as an upgrade to CR 20 running from US 33 (now WV 331) near Cottageville to WV 2 near Ripley Landing.
Between 1977-80, WV 44 was renumbered as part of US 33. Today it is part of WV 62.

1976 Official
WV 44 Cottageville to Ripley Landing
1976 Official
2004 Jackson County
WV 44 replaced by US 33
2004 Jackson County


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