West Virginia Route 72

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West Virginia Route 72 marker

West Virginia Route 72
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 55.7 mi[1] (89.6 km)
Major junctions
South end: WV-32.svg WV 32 near Red Creek
 

US 219.svg US 219 near Hendricks

US 50.svg US 50 near Rowlesburg
North end: WV-7.svg WV 7 near Kingwood
Location
Counties: Tucker, Preston
Highway system
WV 71 WV 73

West Virginia Route 72 is a north–south state highway in northern West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 32 southeast of Red Creek. The northern terminus is at West Virginia Route 7 east of Kingwood.

For much of the section between U.S. Route 219 east of Parsons and its southern end at West Virginia Route 32, WV 72 consists of a single paved lane with narrow gravel shoulders. Trucks are prohibited on this stretch by prominently-posted signs.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Tucker   WV 32
  US 219 north – Thomas south end of US 219 overlap
Parsons US 219 south – Elkins north end of US 219 overlap
  WV 38 west – Philippi
Preston Macomber US 50 west – Grafton south end of US 50 overlap
US 50 east – Romney north end of US 50 overlap
  WV 7 – Kingwood, Terra Alta
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.