WV 56 
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WV 56  not currently assigned
Previous WV 56's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
Virginia State Line: 0 - 0
WV 42 NB: 7 - 7
WV 42 SB: 2 - 9
WV 24 SB: 24 - 33
WV 5 EB: 19 - 52
WV 24 NB: 1 - 53
WV 5 WB: 10 - 63
WV 92: 8 - 71
WV 69: 12 - 83
WV 77: 3 - 86
WV 68: 11 - 97
US 50 WB: 3 - 100
US 50 EB: 2 - 102
WV 73: 24 - 126


1976 ROUTE LOG
WV 2: 0 - 0
I-77: 4 - 4
WV 56 #1: Appeared in 1922 as new primary highway, running from WV 1 (now Main St) Grafton southeast through Elkins and Top of Alleghany to the Virginia State Line.
Between 1929-31, WV 56 north was extended east with US 50 to Blueville, then north replacing the short-lived WV 86 to end at WV 73 (now CR 73) below Morgantown.
About 1933, WV 56 was rerouted from Durbin the Virginia line by using new alignment to Bartow then replace WV 42 to Thronwood, then southeast as new construction to the Virginia line. The old route became CR 3 (the east end of CR 3 has been rerouted to meet US 250 inside West Virginia - CR 3 used to meet US 250 about 3/4 mile into Virginia.
In 1935, WV 56 became US 250 from Philippi to Virginia and US 119 from Morgantown to Philippi. Today this is US 250 from Virginia to Durbin; CR 250/13, CR 250/11 and CR 1 Back Mountain Rd; US 250 to Elkins except: CR 219/19 Old Hwy US 250, CR 219/12 SH Wood Rd, CR 219/11 Country Club Rd from Hazelwood to Midland, CR 25 and CR 5/6 Glenmore Loop Rd, CRs 219/30, 219/32 and CR 219/33; WV 92 west out of Elkins; CR 151/4, CR 151, and CR 151/3 in Norton; CR 250/15; US 250 to Philippi except: CR 250/11 out of Belington, CR 44 Bills Creek Rd and CR 250/9 Valley Bend Rd, the lengthy CR 23; US 119 Philippi to Morgantown except: CR 22 and CR 119/2 Lower Hacker Creek Rd, CR 119/36 in Webster, Addison St in Grafton, CR 50/21 Blueville Dr and HARP 931 Haymond Rd in Blueville, CR 30 and CR 30/3 Wilson Ridge Rd, CR 119/16 Kelly Rd, CR 119/19 Boy Scout Camp Rd.

1922 Official
WV 56 Grafton through Elkins to Virginia
1922 Official
1931 Official
WV 56 extended north to Morgantown
1931 Official
1939 Rand McN
WV 56 replaced by US 119 and US 250
1939 Rand McN

WV 56 #2: Appeared about 1937 as a renumbering of WV 33, running from US 21 (now CR 21) Sandyville east past WV 2 (now WV 62) Ravenswood to the Ohio River ferry.
It is unclear when WV 56 west was truncated to WV 2 (now WV 68) instead of going to the ferry, which was in operation up until the early 1980s. County maps through 1949 showed it to the ferry.
About 1971, WV 56 east was truncated to I-77, leaving behind CR 56.
About 1977, WV 56 was renumbered as WV 2 which was also removed from Ravenswood. The route into town became CR 2/19.

1922 Official
WV 33 out of Ravenswood
1922 Official
1937 Jackson County
WV 56 replaces WV 33
1937 Jackson County
1976 Official
WV 56 truncated to I-77
1976 Official
1980 Official
WV 56 replaced by WV 2
1980 Official


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