Place:Capon Lake, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States

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NameCapon Lake
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.15°N 78.533°W
Located inHampshire, West Virginia, United States
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Capon Lake is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle region. Capon Lake is situated between Yellow Spring and Intermont at the junction of West Virginia Route 259 and Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) along the Cacapon River. Capon Springs Run empties into the Cacapon here across from the old Whipple Truss bridge. Capon Lake takes its name from the Cacapon River's lake-like characteristics there. It was a popular picnic spot for tourists and travelers on the Winchester and Western Railroad.

Historic sites

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  • Whipple Truss (1874), along WV Route 259

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

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