West Virginia Route 161

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West Virginia Route 161 marker

West Virginia Route 161
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length 20.6 mi[1] (33.2 km)
Major junctions
West end WV-16.svg WV 16 in Bishop
  WV 103 near Black Wolf
East end US 52.svg US 52 in Elkhorn
Counties McDowell
Highway system
WV 152 WV 180
View north along WV 161 at WV 16

West Virginia Route 161 is an east–west state highway located entirely within McDowell County, West Virginia. The western terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 16 in Bishop less than 900 feet (270 m) from the Virginia state line. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 52 in Elkhorn.

At Bishop, WV 161 enters Virginia for approximately 500 feet (150 m). The state line follows Jacobs Fork and Horsepen Creek, which form a tight bend.[2] There are no signs or visual indications of the state line. West Virginia maintains the road in Virginia.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in McDowell County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Bishop WV 16 – Tazewell, VA, War
SR 644 (Abbs Valley Road)
WV 103 west
CR 84 (Anawalt Ridge Road) Former WV 102 east
Elkhorn US 52
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ Google (September 25, 2015). "WV 161 entering Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 25, 2015.