Purgitsville, West Virginia

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Purgitsville, West Virginia
Purgitsville is located in West Virginia
Purgitsville
Purgitsville
Purgitsville is located in the United States
Purgitsville
Purgitsville
Coordinates: 39°14′21″N 78°55′16″W / 39.23917°N 78.92111°W / 39.23917; -78.92111
PURGITSVILLE WEST VIRGINIA Latitude and Longitude:

39°14′21″N 78°55′16″W / 39.23917°N 78.92111°W / 39.23917; -78.92111
CountryUnited States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation935 ft (285 m)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 ( EDT)
ZIP code
26852
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID1545324 [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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References

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Purgitsville, West Virginia. Retrieved on 2008-10-30.
  2. ^ Purgitsville, West Virginia ZIP code profile Archived 2006-09-04 at the Wayback Machine, DownloadZIPCode.com Archived 2005-12-30 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 2008-01-19.
  3. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 512.

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