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Circleville
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pendleton
Elevation 2,057 ft (627 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1554138

Circleville is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. Circleville was originally named Zyrkleville after John Zyrkle, who ran a dry goods store in the town. The old Circleville School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Circleville is located on West Virginia Route 28 along the North Fork of South Branch of the Potomac River at its confluence with Pike Gap and Bouses Runs.

In Literature

In his controversial 2001 book, At Home in the Heart of Appalachia, John O'Brien refers to Circleville as a "lonely outpost in the ice-cold mountains."

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