Veto, WV

Submited by Anna Lee (Edge) Headley


Veto was a small settlement located approximately three miles east of West Virginia State Route #2, along Fishing Creek.

The B&O Railroad line from New Martinsville to Clarksburg was completed in 1900, about 65 miles in distance.  The train made two round trips between New Martinsville and Clarksburg a day.  The train ran directly past the four houses in Veto.  Those households living there around 1910 were: the Starkeys, Edwin Edges, J.P. Morgan and Malissa Morgan (mother of J.P. Morgan).

There was a small train station and a grocery store in Veto.  The store was run by J.P. Morgan and was the only store in a three mile radis.

A family by the name of Satterfield lived across the creek, but were not considered part of Veto.

There was a swinging bridge over the creek that the children used to cross to get to Union School, which was located near what is now Rolling Acres.

The cost of a train trip from New Martinsville to Veto was 10 cents.

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