West Virginia Route 42

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West Virginia Route 42

WV 42 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length40.7 mi[1] (65.5 km)
Major junctions
South end WV 28 / WV 55 in Petersburg
Major intersections WV 93 concurrent near Scherr
US 50 concurrent Mt. Storm to Hartmansville
North end MD 38 in Blaine
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesGrant, Mineral
Highway system
WV 41 WV 43
WV 42 and WV 93 descend the Allegheny Front between Bismarck and Scherr together
View south 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

GrantPetersburg WV 28 / WV 55 – Moorefield, Seneca Rocks
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
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 north – 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.