West Virginia Route 42

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West Virginia Route 42 marker

West Virginia Route 42
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 40.7 mi[1] (65.5 km)
Major junctions
South end: WV-28.svgWV-55.svg WV 28/55 in Petersburg

WV 93 concurrent near Scherr

US 50 concurrent Mt. Storm to Hartmansville
North end: MD Route 38.svg MD 38 in Blaine
Counties: Grant, Mineral
Highway system
WV 41 WV 43
View north along WV 42 in Arthur

West Virginia Route 42 is a north–south state highway connecting Grant County to Mineral County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 28 and West Virginia Route 55 in Petersburg. The northern terminus is at the Maryland state line in Blaine, where WV 42 becomes Maryland Route 38 upon crossing the North Branch of the Potomac River.

WV 42 runs concurrent with West Virginia Route 93 upon descending the Allegheny Front, and also with U.S. Route 50 between Mount Storm and Skyline, where WV 42 turns left towards Elk Garden.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Grant Petersburg WV 28 / WV 55 – Moorefield, Seneca Rocks
Scherr WV 93 east – Keyser south end of WV 93 overlap
WV 93 west – Davis, State Parks north end of WV 93 overlap
Mount Storm US 50 west – Grafton south end of US 50 overlap
Mineral Skyline US 50 east – Romney north end of US 50 overlap
WV 46 east – Jennings Randolph Lake intersection is just south of Elk Garden
MD 38 south – Kitzmiller Maryland state line (Kitzmiller Bridge over North Branch Potomac River)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.