Webster, West Virginia

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Webster
Unincorporated community
Webster is located in West Virginia
Webster
Webster
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°17′48″N 80°2′43″W / 39.29667°N 80.04528°W / 39.29667; -80.04528Coordinates: 39°17′48″N 80°2′43″W / 39.29667°N 80.04528°W / 39.29667; -80.04528
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Taylor
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1548873[1]

Webster is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, West Virginia, United States. It lies four miles south of Grafton. Its elevation is 1,019 feet above sea level.

History[edit]

Webster became a junction on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1854. Webster was the location of a Union encampment during the American Civil War. It was the birthplace of Anna Marie Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day as a national holiday in the United States. Her birthplace, known as the Anna Jarvis House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[2]

The village of Webster should not be confused with Webster County, West Virginia or its county seat, Webster Springs.

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