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Near Burning Springs in Wirt County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Population Center

 
 
Population Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Population Center Marker
Inscription.  The population center of the United States was in present West Virginia four times as it moved westward across the nation: near Wardensville in 1820; at Smoke Hole in 1830; west of Buckhannon in 1840; near Burning Springs in 1850.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 38° 58.909′ N, 81° 18.961′ W. Marker is near Burning Springs, West Virginia, in Wirt County. Marker is on Little Kanawha Parkway (West Virginia Route 5) 0.1 miles west of Straight Creek-Burning Spring Road (County Route 34), on the left when traveling east. It is at a gravel pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Creston WV 26141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Destruction of Oil Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 0.7 miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ruble Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Murder of William B. Dulin
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Buffalo Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Historical Elizabeth (approx. 7 miles away); Wirt County Honor Roll (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burning Springs.
 
Population Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. Population Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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