Burlington, West Virginia
|— Census-designated place —|
|• Total||1.226 sq mi (3.18 km2)|
|• Land||1.226 sq mi (3.18 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|• Density||150/sq mi ( 57/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
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Burlington is an unincorporated census-designated place in Mineral County, West Virginia located along U.S. Route 50 (also known as the Northwestern Turnpike) where it crosses Pattersons Creek. As of the 2010 census, its population was 182. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The ZIP code for Burlington is 26710.
Burlington is the home of the Old Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival (started in 1973), which has grown into the biggest celebration of its kind in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is held annually on the first weekend of October.
Burlington remains a rural farming community. The Burlington Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, and includes approximately 25 homes and businesses. The Star of Hope Children's Refuge was started in 1913 as an alternative to placing children in the county poor farm, and it operates today under the auspices of the Burlington United Methodist Home for Family and Youth.
At Weaver's Antique Service Station, one can step back in time to the days of gas pumps and classic cars. Operated until 1985 as a service station, the landmark has become a living museum complete with pedal cars and other service station memorabilia.
The freight station of Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad, which was built in 1911 to haul fruit from the mountain to Keyser, has also served as the post office and currently houses a branch of the Keyser-Mineral County Library.