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Montrose, West Virginia

Montrose, West Virginia was incorporated in 1895. It was named Montrose because of the large amount of wild roses found growing in the area when the West Virginia Central Railroad and Western Maryland Railroad were being constructed. Davis S. Schoonover came to Leading Creek in 1790, with his wife, and was the first settler in the area. Leading Creek was the original name of Montrose and today, the community itself, is located along the Leading Creek.

Even though the railroad tracks are no longer there, you can travel that same route today by walking, biking, horseback riding, or even cross-country skiing on the Allegheny Highlands Trail. The population of Montrose is a little over 150 people.

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