West Virginia Route 72

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West Virginia Route 72

WV 72 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length55.7 mi[1] (89.6 km)
Major junctions
South end WV 32 near Red Creek
Major intersections US 219 near Hendricks
US 50 near Rowlesburg
North end WV 7 near Kingwood
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesTucker, Preston
Highway system
WV 71 WV 73
View north along WV 72 in Parsons

West Virginia Route 72 is a north–south state highway in northern West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 32 southeast of Red Creek. The northern terminus is at West Virginia Route 7 east of Kingwood.

For much of the section between U.S. Route 219 east of Parsons and its southern end at West Virginia Route 32, WV 72 consists of a single paved lane with narrow gravel shoulders. Trucks are prohibited on this stretch by prominently-posted signs.

Major intersections

Tucker0.000.00 WV 32Southern terminus

US 219 north – Thomas
South end of US 219 overlap
US 219 south – Elkins
North end of US 219 overlap
US 48 – Montrose, ThomasProposed interchange[2]

WV 38 west – Philippi
US 50 west – Grafton
South end of US 50 overlap

US 50 east – Romney
North end of US 50 overlap
55.789.6 WV 7 – Kingwood, Terra AltaNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ "The Route - Entire Map". West Virginia Corridor H. West Virginia Division of Highways. March 31, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017.