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Brink, West Virginia

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Farmstead on the west flank of the ridge at Brink, WV
On the common border of Wetzel and Marion counties in northern West Virginia, the rural hamlet of Brink takes its name from its location on the ridge that divides the waters of the Ohio and Monongahela rivers. The ridge at Brink is drained to the east by the head-spring of Buffalo Creek, which empties into the Monongahela at Fairmont, WV, and to the west by that of the north fork of Fishing Creek, which empties into the Ohio at New Martinsville, WV. Brink is located approximately eight miles west of Mannington, WV, on Marion County Route 1 and 12 miles east of Pine Grove, WV, on Wetzel County Route 15/17.

According to author Glenn D. Lough in "Now and Long Ago: A History of the Marion County Area (1969)," page 32, Christopher Gist and a party of explorers encamped near Brink in 1752 while surveying the region for the Ohio Company.


Map: Brink, WV