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Unincorporated community
Nickname(s): Robinson
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
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Folsom (also Robinson) is an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. It lies at an elevation of 925 feet (282 m).

Starting down Fishing Creek at the Wetzel County/Harrison County line, we come to Folsom. Folsom used to be called Robinson, named after the Robinson Improvement Company, and was later changed to Folsom from the maiden name of Grover Cleveland's wife.

Chinese worked alongside West Virginians on the construction of the railroad in Folsom and through the rest of the Shortline area. Folsom Grade School was consolidated into Smithfield School which was later consolidated into Reader's Shortline School. There also used to be a sawmill in Folsom, but when Route 20 came through this mill and also a few houses were displaced. Finding property lines is still a big problem.

At one time, it kept three prosperous grocery stores in business: mainly Hood's G. C. Wallace, and another one that's name is unknown. The Hood's later converted it to a house until three years ago. At that time Jimmy and Cindy Glasscock purchased it and turned it back into a grocery store called J & C Market.

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