West Virginia Route 3

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West Virginia Route 3 marker

West Virginia Route 3
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 186.0 mi[1] (299.3 km)
Existed: Early 1930s – present
Major junctions
West end: WV-10.svg WV 10 in West Hamlin

US 119.svg US 119 between Julian and Danville
I-64.svgI-77.svg I-64/I-77 near Beckley
WV-16.svg WV 16 in Beckley
US 19.svg US 19 between Beckley and Shady Spring
WV-20.svg WV 20 near Hinton

US 219.svg US 219 in Union
East end: WV-311.svg WV 311 at Sweet Springs
Counties: Lincoln, Boone, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier, Monroe
Highway system
WV 2 WV 4

West Virginia Route 3 is a state highway in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It runs from West Virginia Route 10 in West Hamlin in a general easterly direction via Beckley to West Virginia Route 311 at Sweet Springs, most of the way across the state.

Route 3 crosses a particularly large part of the state's landscape. It goes through many counties including Monroe, Greenbrier, Summers, Raleigh, Boone, and Lincoln. At least two state parks are along the route. Moncove Lake State Park, in the southeastern part of the state, is just a few miles off the main road near Gap Mills. Little Beaver State Park is in Beaver, near the major city of Beckley.[2]

WV 3 overlaps U.S. Route 119 in Boone County north of Madison. U.U. Route 219 from Union,WV north to Pickaway, WV.


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ West Virginia State Map, Rand McNally, 2008.