Purgitsville, West Virginia

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Purgitsville, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Purgitsville, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Purgitsville, West Virginia
Location of Purgitsville in West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°14′21″N 78°55′16″W / 39.23917°N 78.92111°W / 39.23917; -78.92111Coordinates: 39°14′21″N 78°55′16″W / 39.23917°N 78.92111°W / 39.23917; -78.92111
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation[1] 935 ft (285 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26852
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID 1545324[1]

Purgitsville is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the ZCTA for Purgitsville had a population of 813.[2] Purgitsville is located on U.S. Highway 220/West Virginia Route 28 at its intersection with Huffman Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 220/3) south of Junction. An elementary school, Mill Creek Elementary, was open here until 1993 when it was consolidated with Romney Elementary.

The community was named after William Purgit, an early settler.[3] In 1863, McNeill's Rangers were ambushed near the village by the Ringgold Cavalry, a Union force, but escaped with no fatalities.

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