Auburn, West Virginia

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Auburn, WV (West Virginia), a rural community in Ritchie County, was established on Bone Creek, a tributary of the south fork of the Hughes River. The name "Auburn" was suggested in 1871 by Major Joseph C. Gluck, reputedly because he thought the word was easy to spell.

Inventor and manufacturer Stephen McCormick, who introduced the cast-iron plow to North America, was born at Auburn in 1784.

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Auburn is approximately 20 miles southeast of the county seat at Harrisville, West Virginia, and 20 miles south of the US-50 expressway at Pennsboro, West Virginia.

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Auburn is located in the Heartland Region of northwestern West Virginia (WV).