About Belington

Belington is a small rural community in Barbour County, West Virginia in the USA. Belington was incorporated in 1905 and named after John Bealing, its first postmaster. Belington is located on the Tygart River, 10 miles northwest of Elkins, WV. US Route 250 and WV Route 92 converge at the center of Belington.

Belington from River Rd

General Information

Nearest Large City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (98 miles North)
Miles To Nearest Interstate Or 4 Lane Highway: 5.7
Miles To Nearest Commercial Airport: 35.0
Standard Zip Codes 26250
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Climate

Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

 

History

 

Belington was founded in 1769. Originally it was known as the Barker Settlement, after Elias Barker who had settled there with his brother William Barker. In 1785 or so, it was called Yeagers, taking its name from a settler, George Yeager, and his sons. In 1855, it took its current name, Belington, from John Bealin who had opened up a store there, and who would later move to Kansas. The City of Belington was chartered in 1906.

After the June 3, 1861 Battle of Philippi, considered by some to be the first land battle of the Civil War, the Confederate forces, having been routed by the Union Army in Philippi, retreated south. The Confederates made camp near the Laurel Mountain Road, today, a winding single lane dirt road that crosses the mountain and connects Belington, WV to Elkins, WV.

 

 

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