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
Counties: Tucker, Preston
Highway system
WV 71 WV 73
View north along WV 72 in Parsons

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 mi km Destinations Notes
Tucker 0.00 0.00 WV 32 Southern terminus
US 219 north – Thomas South end of US 219 overlap
Parsons US 219 south – Elkins North end of US 219 overlap
US 48 – Montrose, Thomas Proposed interchange[2]
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
55.7 89.6 WV 7 – Kingwood, Terra Alta Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ "The Route - Entire Map". West Virginia Corridor H. West Virginia Division of Highways. March 31, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017.