Northwestern Turnpike


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationWV
  • Length54 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
West Virginia Department of Transportation
West Virginia Tourism Office
Northwestern Turnpike


The Northwestern Virginia Turnpike was once the most important east-west route in western Virginia. The 54-mile scenic byway begins at Bridgeport and follows U.S. 50 through Grafton to the Virginia state line. Sites along the byway or nearby include Grafton National Cemetery, the historic district of Grafton, the Mother’s Day Shrine at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, and Cathedral State Park near Aurora.

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