Largent, West Virginia

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Largent
unincorporated community
Largent is located in West Virginia
Largent
Largent
Largent is located in the US
Largent
Largent
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°28′40″N 78°22′56″W / 39.47778°N 78.38222°W / 39.47778; -78.38222Coordinates: 39°28′40″N 78°22′56″W / 39.47778°N 78.38222°W / 39.47778; -78.38222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Morgan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1541353[1]

Largent is an unincorporated community village in Morgan County and partly Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Largent is located on the Cacapon River, about 18 miles southwest of Berkeley Springs along Cacapon Road (West Virginia Route 9). It is located by Old Enon Cemetery, Stony Creek, and the Cacapon River. Largent's original town name was Enon. It was most likely renamed when Postal Service found another town of Enon elsewhere in the state. The Enon name is found in local church and cemetery names.[2][3] The Enon school is found on USGS maps from 1914 through 1923 (Capon Bridge maps). The school has been open at least through the 30's. The Baileys bought the building in 1958 and it has been a residence since.

The Largent Bridge was built in the 1930s during the New Deal. Initially it was a one lane bridge, but it was quickly expanded to be a two-way bridge. The addition (difference in concrete) can be seen from underneath the bridge.

Businesses[edit]

The only (currently operating) local business is Stoney Creek Country Store.[4][5]

Communication[edit]

Largent's post office was in operation from 1906 until the 1950s. Residences and businesses in Largent are currently serviced by Great Cacapon's post office, therefore bearing Great Cacapon addresses. However, Largent's telephone exchange is 947 which is a Paw Paw exchange.

Transportation[edit]

Other than Cacapon Road, other roads include Kilgore Lane, Alpine Drive, Stoney Creek Road, Dunrovin Lane, Golliday Lane and Oliver Lane. A bridge over the Cacapon River is part of Cacapon Road and leads to the town of Woodrow.

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