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Webster
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Taylor
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1548873

Webster is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, West Virginia, United States. It lies four miles south of Grafton. Its elevation is 1,019 feet above sea level.

History

Webster became a junction on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1854. Webster was the location of a Union encampment during the American Civil War. It was the birthplace of Anna Marie Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day as a national holiday in the United States. Her birthplace, known as the Anna Jarvis House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

The village of Webster should not be confused with Webster County, West Virginia or its county seat, Webster Springs.

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