Cranesville, West Virginia

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Cranesville, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Cranesville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Cranesville, West Virginia
Cranesville, West Virginia
Cranesville, West Virginia is located in USA
Cranesville, West Virginia
Cranesville, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°33′11″N 79°29′41″W / 39.55306°N 79.49472°W / 39.55306; -79.49472Coordinates: 39°33′11″N 79°29′41″W / 39.55306°N 79.49472°W / 39.55306; -79.49472
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Preston
Elevation 2,612 ft (796 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1537805[1]

Cranesville is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. Cranesville is located along County Route 47 7.9 miles (12.7 km) north-northeast of Terra Alta.[2]

History[edit]

The first permanent settlement at Cranesville was made in the 1850s.[3] The community was named for John Crane, proprietor.[4]

The Reckart Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located near Cranesville.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cranesville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Preston County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 2. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Morton, Oren Frederic; Cole, J. R. (1914). A History of Preston County, West Virginia. Journal Publishing Company. p. 251. 
  4. ^ 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. 191. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.