Place:Purgitsville, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States

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NamePurgitsville
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.233°N 78.917°W
Located inHampshire, West Virginia, United States
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Purgitsville is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the ZCTA for Purgitsville had a population of 813. Purgitsville is located on U.S. Highway 220/West Virginia Route 28 at its intersection with Huffman Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 220/3) south of Junction. An elementary school, Mill Creek Elementary, was open here until 1993 when it was consolidated with Romney Elementary.

Purgitsville began as a small farming and trading village in the early 19th century. In 1863, McNeill's Rangers were ambushed near the village by the Ringgold Cavalry, a Union force, but escaped with no fatalities.

Historic Sites

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  • Marvin Chapel
  • Old Pine Church (c. 1792)

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