Capon Lake, West Virginia

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For other places called Capon, see Cacapon (disambiguation).
Capon Lake
Unincorporated community
Capon Lake's Historic Whipple Truss
Capon Lake's Historic Whipple Truss
Capon Lake is located in West Virginia
Capon Lake
Capon Lake
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°9′21″N 78°32′16″W / 39.15583°N 78.53778°W / 39.15583; -78.53778Coordinates: 39°9′21″N 78°32′16″W / 39.15583°N 78.53778°W / 39.15583; -78.53778
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1554067[1]

Capon Lake is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle region. Capon Lake is situated between Yellow Spring and Intermont at the junction of West Virginia Route 259 and Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) along the Cacapon River. Capon Springs Run empties into the Cacapon here across from the old Whipple Truss bridge. Capon Lake takes its name from the Cacapon River's lake-like characteristics there. It was a popular picnic spot for tourists and travelers on the Winchester and Western Railroad.

Historic sites[edit]

Whipple Truss placard outlining its past.
  • Whipple Truss (1874), along WV Route 259

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

External links[edit]

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