Burlington, West Virginia

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Burlington
Census-designated place (CDP)
Burlington is located in West Virginia
Burlington
Burlington
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°20′15″N 78°55′5″W / 39.33750°N 78.91806°W / 39.33750; -78.91806Coordinates: 39°20′15″N 78°55′5″W / 39.33750°N 78.91806°W / 39.33750; -78.91806
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mineral
Area[1]
 • Total 1.226 sq mi (3.18 km2)
 • Land 1.226 sq mi (3.18 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 182
 • Density 150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26710

Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mineral County, West Virginia located along U.S. Route 50 (also known as the Northwestern Turnpike) where it crosses Pattersons Creek. As of the 2010 census, its population was 182.[2] It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The ZIP code for Burlington is 26710.

Festivals[edit]

Burlington is the home of the Old Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival (started in 1973), which has grown into the biggest celebration of its kind in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is held annually on the first weekend of October.

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived as early as 1738. About 30 farms were established and were part of Lord Fairfax's 9,000 acre (32 km²) Patterson Creek Manor.

Burlington remains a rural farming community. The Burlington Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, and includes approximately 25 homes and businesses.[3] The Star of Hope Children's Refuge was started in 1913 as an alternative to placing children in the county poor farm, and it operates today under the auspices of the Burlington United Methodist Home for Family and Youth.

At Weaver's Antique Service Station, one can step back in time to the days of gas pumps and classic cars. Operated until 1985 as a service station, the landmark has become a living museum complete with pedal cars and other service station memorabilia.

The freight station of Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad, which was built in 1911 to haul fruit from the mountain to Keyser, has also served as the post office and currently houses a branch of the Keyser-Mineral County Library.

Located near Burlington are Carskadon House, Fairview, Fort Hill, and Travelers Rest, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.