Wirt County

Wirt County is located in western-central West Virginia. The population in 2010 was 5,717, making it the least populous county in the state.  The county seat is Elizabeth.  Since the mid-1800s, one of the main industries has been oil and gas production.  The county gained worldwide fame in 2003 when US Army soldier Jessica Lynch  returned home to Palestine after a daring rescue freed her from enemy captors in Iraq.  

 

Elizabeth is the only major city in Wirt County, but there are several smaller towns scattered around the county.

 

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BURNING SPRINGS SAND

LOCATION: RT 47, APPX 6 MILES EAST OF GREENCASTLE, JUST WEST OF RITCHIE COUNTY LINE

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GPS:

39* 07′ 45″ N, 81* 18′ 01″ W

39.129263 N, 81.300543 W

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DESTRUCTION OF OIL WORKS

LOCATION: RT 5, BURNING SPRINGS, ACROSS ROAD FROM RATHBONE WELL MUSEUM, APPX 8 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF ELIZABETH

GPS:

38* 59′ 30″ N, 81* 19′ 10″ W

38.991728 N, 81.319600 W

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ELIZABETH

LOCATION: ELIZABETH, IN FRONT OF COURT HOUSE, AT THE CORNER OF COURT STREET AND WASHINGTON STREET, APPX 100 FEET OFF RT 14

GPS:

39* 03′ 48″ N, 81* 23′ 40″ W

39.063450 N, 81.394584 W

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MURDER OF

WILLIAM B. DULIN

LOCATION: RT 5, APPX 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF CHERRY, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF ELIZABETH, APPX 150 YARDS SOUTH OF CR 3 (MUNDAY ROAD)

GPS:

39* 01′ 33″ N, 81* 21′ 18″ W

39.026019 N, 81.355155 W

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POPULATION CENTER

LOCATION: RT 5, BURNING SPRINGS, APPX 200 YARDS WEST OF CR 34 (STRAIGHT CREEK – BURNING SPRING ROAD), APPX 9 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF ELIZABETH

GPS:

38* 58′ 54″ N, 81* 18′ 57″ W

38.981769 N, 81.315897 W

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RATHBONE WELL

LOCATION: RT 5, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF BURNING SPRINGS, APPX 8 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF ELIZABETH, AT LOCAL OIL WELL MUSEUM, SITUATED 50 FEET FROM DESTRUCTION OF OIL WORKS MARKER

GPS:

38* 59′ 30″ N, 81* 19′ 11″ W

38.991809 N, 81.319828 W

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RUBLE CHURCH

LOCATION: CHERRY, RT 5 AT CR 35/6 (CHESTNUT ROAD), APPX 6 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF ELIZABETH

** CHURCH IS LOCATED APPX 3 MILES UP CR 35/6. FIRST 2 MILES ARE PAVED, LAST MILE IS GRADED GRAVEL. NARROW ROAD! **

GPS: (MARKER)

39* 00′ 19″ N, 81* 20′ 27″ W

39.005542 N, 81.340896 W

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WELLS LOCK AND DAM NO. 3

LOCATION: APPX 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF WIRT COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ELIZABETH, TAKE CR 14/7 (WELLS LOCK ROAD) EAST FROM RT 14 APPX 8/10 MILE THEN RIGHT ON LOCK THREE ROAD APPX 200 YARDS TO LOCK & DAM

GPS:

39* 04′ 06″ N, 81* 23′ 19″ W

39.068371 N, 81.388757 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

CALHOUN COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 5, BETWEEN CRESTON AND ANNAMORIAH, AT DELTA ROAD 2

GPS:

38* 56′ 55″ N, 81* 15′ 25″ W

38.948702 N, 81.256978 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

JACKSON COUNTY

LOCATION: CR 21, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF ROCKPORT

GPS:

39* 01′ 20″ N, 81* 34′ 23″ W

39.022422 N, 81.573150 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

RITCHIE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 47, APPX 1 MILE WEST OF CISCO, APPX 6 MILES EAST OF GREENCASTLE

GPS:

39* 07′ 48″ N, 81* 17′ 59″ W

39.130143 N, 81.299982 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

RITCHIE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 53, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF RT 47, APPX 8 MILES NORTH-EAST OF ELIZABETH

GPS:

39* 05′ 05″ N, 81* 15′ 37″ W

39.084982 N, 81.260474 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

ROANE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 14, APPX 12 MILES SOUTH OF ELIZABETH, APPX 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF REEDY

GPS:

38* 55′ 13″ N, 81* 24′ 57″ W

38.920492 N, 81.416074 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

WOOD COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 14, APPX 6 MILES NORTH OF ELIZABETH, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF MINERAL WELLS

GPS:

39* 07′ 38″ N, 81* 26′ 24″ W

39.127380 N, 81.440271 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

WOOD COUNTY

LOCATION: CR 21, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF ROCKPORT

GPS:

39* 02′ 58″ N, 81* 33′ 11″ W

39.049573 N, 81.553237 W

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WIRT COUNTY /

WOOD COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 47, NORTH SIDE OF LITTLE KANAWHA RIVER OPPOSITE NEWCASTLE, AT JUNCTION WITH HUGHES RIVER

GPS: (APPX)

39* 08′ 29″ N, 81* 23′ 48″ W

39.141596 N, 81.396833 W

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