Great Cacapon, West Virginia

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Great Cacapon
Census-designated place (CDP)
Great Cacapon is located in West Virginia
Great Cacapon
Great Cacapon
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°37′10″N 78°17′22″W / 39.61944°N 78.28944°W / 39.61944; -78.28944Coordinates: 39°37′10″N 78°17′22″W / 39.61944°N 78.28944°W / 39.61944; -78.28944
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Morgan
 • Total 0.857 sq mi (2.22 km2)
 • Land 0.857 sq mi (2.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 386
 • Density 450/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Great Cacapon (/kəˈkpən/ kə-KAY-pən) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, its population was 386.[2]

Great Cacapon takes its name from the Cacapon River (from the Native American meaning "medicine water") which empties into the Potomac River to the town's east. It was originally known as Cacapon Depot on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mainline when a post office was established here in 1848. In 1876, its name was changed to Great Cacapon to differentiate it from Little Cacapon which was also on the B&O mainline. It lies four miles down Cacapon Mountain from the Panorama Overlook along Cacapon Road (West Virginia Route 9) west of Berkeley Springs.


  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. 

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