West Virginia Route 59

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West Virginia Route 59

WV 59 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length7.7 mi[1] (12.4 km)
Major junctions
West end WV 259 at Lost City
East end SR 691 near Columbia Furnace, VA
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Highway system
WV 58 US 60

West Virginia Route 59 was a state highway in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It ran from West Virginia Route 259 at Lost City east to the Virginia state line, where it became secondary State Route 691. About one-third of the route is unpaved.[1]

View east from the west end of former WV 59, signed as CR 59, at WV 259 in Lost City in 2016

While officially designated and shown on West Virginia Division of Highways maps as a state route,[1] the road was signed in the field as a county route since at least the 1990s.[2][3] The route was formally decommissioned on March 16, 2018, when a Highways Commissioner's Order was signed redesignating the road as Hardy County Route 59.[4]

Major intersections

The entire route was in Hardy County.

Lost City0.00.0 WV 259
7.712.4 SR 691Continuation into Virginia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c General Highway Map: Hardy County (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 25, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Google (February 22, 2010). "Intersection with CR 59/1" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Powell, Brian M (November 29, 2008). "CR 59 Sign Photograph". Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "2018 Commissioner Orders Complete" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.