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

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NameCapon Springs
Alt namesCacapon Springssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54003320
Frye's Springssource: Wikipedia
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.133°N 78.483°W
Located inHampshire, West Virginia, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Capon Springs is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA. According to the 2000 census, the Capon Springs community has a population of 95.

It is located on Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) along Capon Springs Run. Originally known as Frye's Springs after its discoverer Henry Frye, and later established as the Town of Watson on December 12, 1787, the town was renamed for its medicinal spring. The springs were believed to carry such healing power that half an acre sold for $900 in gold in the late 18th century. After West Virginia seceded from Virginia in 1863, it had to pay Virginia for the loss of the springs during Reconstruction. The historic Capon Springs & Farms resort is located here and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Herman Guy Kump (1877–1962), 19th Governor of West Virginia, was born in Capon Springs.

Historical Names

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Capon Springs and its post office have been known by several varying names throughout its history, which include:

  • Cacapehon Spring
  • Cacapon Springs
  • Frye's Springs
  • Fryes Spring
  • Fryes Springs
  • Watson
  • Watson Town
  • Watsontown
  • Watsonville

Historic Sites

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  • Capon Springs, Capon Springs Road (CR 16)
  • Octagon House, Capon Springs Road (CR 16)
  • Old Red Store, Capon Springs Road (CR 16) & McIlwee Road (CR 16/1)

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