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Arnoldsburg, West Virginia

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Louisa Chapel at Arnoldsburg, WV, in Calhoun County

Arnoldsburg is an unincorporated community on the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River in southern Calhoun County. Arnoldsburg is the location of the annual West Virginia Molasses Festival and the site of the Arnoldsburg Skirmish. Highways US-33, US-119, and WV-16 junction at Arnoldsburg.

In 1862 the first volunteer U.S. Infantry established an outpost here to help suppress Confederate guerilla activity. Guerilla's organized as the Moccasin Rangers unsuccessfully attacked the encampment on May 6, 1862. Throughout the latter half of the 1800s, Arnoldsburg battled with Grantsville, WV, for the location of the Calhoun County seat of justice.


Elevation: 738 feet

Map: Arnoldsburg, WV