West Virginia Route 49

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West Virginia Route 49

WV 49 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length18.9 mi[1] (30.4 km)
Major junctions
South end
KY 194 Spur near Vulcan
North end US 52 near Williamson
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Highway system
US 48 US 50

West Virginia Route 49 is a north–south state highway located within Mingo County, West Virginia. The southern terminus is at the Kentucky state line, where WV 49 becomes the short Kentucky Route 194 Spur upon crossing the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. The northern terminus is at U.S. Route 52 three miles (5 km) east of Williamson.

Route description

View north along WV 49 in Matewan

KY 194 Spur, a 150-yard (140 m) long spur of Kentucky Route 194, becomes WV 49 upon entering West Virginia. WV 49 turns north and runs parallel to the Tug Fork and a Norfolk Southern rail line until terminating at US 52 near Williamson.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Mingo County.

Edgarton KY 194 (via KY 194 Spur)Kentucky state line (Edgarton Bridge over Tug Fork)

WV 65 north to US 52 – Delbarton
CR 49/10 (Old WV 68) – Downtown Matewan, Buskirk, KYto KY 1056
Williamson US 52
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.