WVExp.com
The West Virginia. Cyclopedia


Gassaway, West Virginia

From West Virginia (WV) Cyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A community in Braxton County, incorporated in 1905, and named for Henry Gassaway Davis, pioneer coal operator of Randolph County, and United States Senator from West Virginia, 1871-1883. Davis established Gassaway in 1904 as a division point on his railroad that extended between Elkins and Charleston, WV, the Coal & Coke Railway (C&C).

Gassaway is located on the Elk River at the mouth of Little Otter Creek, three miles west of Interstate 79 (I-79).


Population: 901

Elevation: 841 feet


Weather: Gassaway, WV


Lodging: Gassaway, WV Hotels


Schools: Braxton County Schools