Purgitsville, West Virginia

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Purgitsville, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Purgitsville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Purgitsville, West Virginia
Location of Purgitsville in West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°14′21″N 78°55′16″W / 39.23917°N 78.92111°W / 39.23917; -78.92111Coordinates: 39°14′21″N 78°55′16″W / 39.23917°N 78.92111°W / 39.23917; -78.92111
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation [1] 935 ft (285 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26852
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID 1545324[1]

Purgitsville is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the ZCTA for Purgitsville had a population of 813.[2] Purgitsville is located on U.S. Highway 220/West Virginia Route 28 at its intersection with Huffman Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 220/3) south of Junction. An elementary school, Mill Creek Elementary, was open here until 1993 when it was consolidated with Romney Elementary.

Purgitsville began as a small farming and trading village in the early 19th century. In 1863, McNeill's Rangers were ambushed near the village by the Ringgold Cavalry, a Union force, but escaped with no fatalities.

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