Circleville, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Circleville is located in West Virginia
Circleville is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°40′15″N 79°29′28″W / 38.67083°N 79.49111°W / 38.67083; -79.49111Coordinates: 38°40′15″N 79°29′28″W / 38.67083°N 79.49111°W / 38.67083; -79.49111
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pendleton
Elevation 2,057 ft (627 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1554138[1]

Circleville is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States.[1] Circleville was originally named Zyrkleville after John Zyrkle, who ran a dry goods store in the town.[2][3] The old Circleville School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Circleville is located on West Virginia Route 28 along the North Fork of South Branch of the Potomac River at its confluence with Pike Gap and Bouses Runs.

In Literature[edit]

In his controversial 2001 book, At Home in the Heart of Appalachia, John O'Brien refers to Circleville as a "lonely outpost in the ice-cold mountains."[3]


  1. ^ a b "Circleville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 172. 
  3. ^ a b O'Brien, John (2002). At Home in the Heart of Appalachia (2nd ed.). Anchor. p. 167. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.