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Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike

US 250, Beverly, WV 26253

The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway is a historic highway from Staunton, Virginia across West Virginia to the Ohio River.

The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike was built in the U.S. state of the Commonwealth of Virginia during the second quarter of the 19th century to provide a roadway from Staunton, Virginia and the upper Shenandoah Valley to the Ohio River at present-day Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Enjoy outdoor recreation, historic sites, unique shopping, arts and entertainment, railroading, and more. Today, much of the route follows modern highways. Other portions are original back roads that offer excellent opportunities for visitors to experience the turnpike much as it was 150 years ago.

The turnpike begins in Staunton, Virginia and follows US 250 through Augusta and Highland Counties. Crossing into West Virginia, it passes through Pocahontas and Randolph Counties in the high Allegheny Mountains of central Appalachia. It continues westward along valleys and ridges on old US 33 into Upshur and Lewis Counties, then WV 47 through Gilmer, Ritchie, Wirt, and Wood Counties.

Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike