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Old 08-27-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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I know there are alot of dry counties in Kentucky. Can someone tell me where I can find a listing of the dry counties in West Virginia? Thanks a bunch.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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From a Google search for "dry counties" "West Virginia":

Brooke - Only the Town of Bethany
Calhoun - Entire county
Grant - Entire county, except the City of Petersburg
Hampshire - Only the Town of Capon Bridge
Jackson - Entire county, except the Cities of Ripley and Ravenswood
Kanawha - Only the Town of East Bank
Lincoln - Entire county, except Town of Hamlin
Marion - Only the Town of Worthington
Pocahontas - Entire county, except the Town of Durbin and City of Marlington
Roane - Entire county, except the City of Spencer
Uspshur - Entire county, except the City of Buckhannon
Wayne - Only the Towns of Wayne and Fort Gay
Wetzel - Entire county, except the City of New Martinsville and the Town of Hundred

Google is your friend.

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Old 08-27-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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let me ask a STUPID question...is this like wet/dry land or is this DRY county no alcohol.........just curious............so i can understand what i am looking at...
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Dry as in alcohol.

No liquor stores. But I'm not sure if it covers "liquor-by-the-drink" in restaurants and bars, organizations like the VFW and American Legion, etc.

Decades ago, when I was a young-un, the state ran the liquor store system (like PA still does today). Today the stores are privately run, but I'm not up on the rest of the rules.

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Old 08-27-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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So there are some problems with this... I've drank in Marion county several times, as well as in Upshur. I don't understand how these are dry counties. Maybe way back in the day, but I don't think we have any actually dry counties in WV and if we do I can't imagine it being enforced!!!
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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This is a current list... I actually got it from a winery association web site, since out-of-state wineries have to watch that they don't ship to an address in a "dry" location.

It might only apply to bottle sales. So, maybe, you can buy by the drink (or can of beer, or glass of wine) in dry counties (I'm thinking Snowshoe, in dry Pocahontas), but not an entire bottle.

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Old 08-27-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I've lived in the area my whole life, and I haven't heard of Upshur or Pocahontas being dry. Nor have any of my friends..... I'm not sure. I don't think its enforced. I'm pretty sure you can get liqour at like Rite Aid in Buckhannon...
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Ahhh, but the City of Buckhannon is a "wet" area within a dry county.

I know on the north end of Marlinton, the liquor store has a sign that says "Last Liquor Before Snowshoe".

Back in the 70s, drinks were only legal in "private clubs". So the ruse was that every restaurant that wanted to sell by the drink would have a "private club"... as I recall, membership was something like $2, and your first drink (or two) was free!

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Old 08-27-2007, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I think dry counties are bullsh*t. This is America, you should be allowed to drink in your county. I mean if some people dont like being around alcohol, don't go to a bar and don't drink, its weird. Randolph county certainly is wet Thank god
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Default Dry, Moist, Wet

Dry counties don't mean you can't drink in that county. It only means you can't buy alcohol in that county.

Moist counties serve alcohol at events or in restaurants.

Wet...well you get the picture.
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