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Capon Springs, West Virginia

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Country  United States
County  Hampshire
ZIP codes  26823
Local time  Wednesday 5:29 PM
Area code  304
State  West Virginia
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Area  12 ha
Population  95 (2000)
Capon Springs, West Virginia
Weather  15°C, Wind W at 24 km/h, 18% Humidity

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


Map of Capon Springs, WV 26851, USA

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 in 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

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

Historic sites

  • 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)
  • References

    Capon Springs, West Virginia Wikipedia

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