Purgitsville, West Virginia
|Purgitsville, West Virginia|
|Elevation||935 ft (285 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1545324|
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. 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.
- Marvin Chapel
- Old Pine Church (c. 1792)
Marvin Chapel along U.S. Route 220
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Purgitsville, West Virginia. Retrieved on 2008-10-30.
- Purgitsville, West Virginia ZIP code profile, DownloadZIPCode.com. Accessed 2008-01-19.
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