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West Virginia /ˌwɛst vərˈdʒɪnjə/ is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north (and, slightly, east), and Maryland to the northeast. West Virginia is the 41st largest by area and the 38th most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, in which delegates from some Unionist counties of northwestern Virginia decided to break away from Virginia during the American Civil War, although they included many secessionist counties in the new state. West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, and was a key Civil War border state. West Virginia was the only state to form by separating from a Confederate state, the first to separate from any state since Maine separated from Massachusetts, and was one of two states formed during the American Civil War (the other being Nevada, which separated from Utah Territory). The Census Bureau and the Association of American Geographers classify West Virginia as part of the Southern United States. The northern panhandle extends adjacent to Pennsylvania and Ohio, with the West Virginia cities of Wheeling and Weirton just across the border from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, while Bluefield is less than 70 miles (110 km) from North Carolina. Huntington in the southwest is close to the states of Ohio and Kentucky, while Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry in the Eastern Panhandle region are considered part of the Washington metropolitan area, in between the states of Maryland and Virginia. The unique position of West Virginia means that it is often included in several geographical regions, including the Mid-Atlantic, the Upland South, and the Southeastern United States. It is the only state that is entirely within the area served by the Appalachian Regional Commission; the area is commonly defined as \Appalachia\. The state is noted for its mountains and rolling hills, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research. The karst lands contribute to much of the state's cool trout waters. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and hunting.
Cities, towns & villages in West Virginia
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CaldwellCaldwell is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Caldwell is located on U.S. Route 60 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Lewisburg. Caldwell has a post office with ZIP code 24925. The community has the name of James R. Caldwell, the original owner of the town site. Show on map
BurtonNestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Burton is an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States, located on a stretch of highway where both WV Route 7 and US Route 250 join for a few short miles between Cottontown, WV, and Hundred, WV. These 2 roads are responsible for the majority of traffic to and from the area and provide important connections to New Martinsville, WV to the West (approximately 45 minutes by car); Fairmont, WV to the Southeast (approx. 45 minutes); Morgantown, WV, to the West (approx. 60 minutes); and Moundsville, WV, to the Northeast (approx. 70 minutes). Other important connections include WV Route 69 North into Pennsylvania, where it turns into PA Route 18 and leads towards Waynesburg, PA (approx 45 minutes) and beyond to Pi Show on map
Summit PointSummit Point is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It lies along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the intersection of West Virginia Secondary Route 1 and Summit Point Pike. According to the 2000 census, the Summit Point community has a population of 1,026. It is home to the Summit Point Motorsports Park. The current mayor is the Hon. Donald C. Owens. In the 1960s, Summit Point began to grow. New housing developments and other construction continue to date, creating a widespread community around the periphery of this historic town. Show on map
HedgesvilleHedgesville is a town in Berkeley County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The population was 318 at the 2010 census. The Town of Hedgesville was laid out in 1832 along the old Warm Springs Road (now West Virginia Route 9) and named for the prominent local Hedges family. Hedgesville is a National Register Historic District. Show on map
Mount StormMount Storm is an unincorporated community in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. Mount Storm lies on the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) at its junction with West Virginia Route 42. The community is the site of the Union School Complex, which contains Union High School. Inclement weather over a nearby mountain caused the name of the town to be selected. Show on map
Alpine LakeAlpine Lake is a private, gated community located in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. It lies to the south of White Oak Springs and northeast of Terra Alta, West Virginia. On one side, the community runs along the actual border line between West Virginia and Maryland. The town of Oakland, Maryland (The county seat of Garrett County, Maryland) is also relatively close by. Other amenities nearby include Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort. \n* [Alpine Lake Community Website] Show on map
LeetownLeetown is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It lies along West Virginia Secondary Route 1 at its junction with Leetown Pike. An early historical distinction of the town is the interesting confluence of the estates of three British born, British colonial military officers who served under General Braddock and were all involved in the disastrous British operations against French and Indian forces at Fort Duquesne (modern Pittsburgh) and who later became American revolutionary officers under George Washington. Show on map
KabletownKabletown is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. The town lies along a spring-fed stream called Bullskin Run near the Shenandoah River on Kabletown Road (County Route 25), very close to the border with Virginia. Kabletown's population was 10,073 in 2000. The community most likely derives its name from the local Kable (or Cabell) family. Show on map
East BankEast Bank is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. The population was 959 at the 2010 census. East Bank was incorporated in 1889 by special charter enacted by the West Virginia Legislature. It is so named on account off the town's location on the east side of the Kanawha River. Pioneer Park, administered by Kanawha County Parks and Recreation, is adjacent to East Bank Middle School, and offers an outdoor swimming pool, miniature golf, a snack bar, and picnic shelters. The John Harriman House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Show on map
Silver LakeSilver Lake is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. Silver Lake is located along U.S. Route 219 7.5 miles (12.1 km) north of Thomas in Tucker County. The community is named for a man-made lake of the same name, which is located within a private campground in the community. Built in 1928, the lake is retained by a small concrete splash dam and is located at the headwaters of the Youghiogheny River. The park and campground was also built in the 1930s, and was at one time one of the more popular vacation destinations in the area, featuring camping, boating, swimming, picknicking, a restaurant and game room, a small motel, and six small vacation cabins. The park's overnight facilities were particularly popular during the 1940s and early 1950s, prior to t Show on map
Webster SpringsWebster Springs is a town in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. Although it was incorporated as Addison in 1892, it is more frequently referred to as Webster Springs, the name of the town's post office. It was named as such for Addison McLaughlin, upon whose land the town was originally laid out. The population was 776 at the 2010 census. Show on map
HastingsHastings is an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. It lies at an elevation of 755 feet (230 m). IHastings was established as a company town by the Hope Natural Gas Company in the early part of the 20th century. With a population of several hundred people who lived in as many as fifty company houses, the community also had a church, a school, a company store, an athletic field, a post office, and a community hall. The community had indoor athletic facilities for basketball, table tennis and billiards, and it also served as a theater. A hotel in the community was used by company employees who traveled to the site to perform maintenance and other tasks. Hastings was named for Dennis Hastings, the first superintendent of the original natural gas processing@en . Show on map
Hawks NestHawk's Nest, the site of Hawks Nest State Park, is a peak on Gauley Mountain in Ansted, West Virginia, USA. The cliffs at this point rise 585 ft (178 m) above the New River. Located on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike (the road that served as an extension of the canal across what is now West Virginia), many early travelers on this road stopped to see the view of the river below. In modern times, the Midland Trail carries U.S. Route 60 through the same general route. Ample parking at the overlook in the state park provides tourists with free access to the views. Show on map
Grant TownGrant Town is a town in Marion County, West Virginia, in the eastern United States. The population was 613 at the 2010 census. The town was formed in 1901 with the opening of the Federal Coal and Coke Company bituminous coal mine, and was named for Robert Grant, vice president of the coal company. The \"Federal No. 1\" mine remained open for the next 84 years until its closure in 1985. At one point it was the largest underground coal mine in the world in terms of gross production, mining the Pittsburgh coal seam. The town was incorporated as a municipality in 1946. Show on map
Berkeley SpringsBerkeley Springs is a town in, and the county seat of, Morgan County, West Virginia, USA, in the state's Eastern Panhandle. While the area was part of Virginia (prior to 1861), the town was incorporated as Bath. Since 1802, it has been referred to by the name of its original Virginia post office, Berkeley Springs. The population of the town was 624 at the 2010 United States Census. The town is located within the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Berkeley Springs is a sister city to Bath, Somerset, England. Show on map
CharlestonCharleston is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry.Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine, and education play central roles in the city's economy. Show on map
HuntingtonHuntington is a city in Cabell and Wayne counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia, located at the confluence of the Guyandotte River and the Ohio River. The City of Huntington was founded as the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1871 upon agricultural homesteads, and is eponymously named for the railroad's founder Collis Potter Huntington. The first identifiable permanent settlement, Holderby's Landing, was founded in 1775 in what was then the Colony of Virginia, but the area had been sparsely settled by French as early as 1609. Most of the city is in Cabell County, for which it is the county seat. Show on map
JoloJolo (pronounced \"Joe-Lowe\") is an unincorporated community on West Virginia Route 83 in McDowell County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The community was mentioned in the book Salvation on Sand Mountain by Dennis Covington for being the home of The Church Of The Lord Jesus With Signs Following, a renowned snake handling church. Services at the church have been filmed and widely shown on television. The community is mentioned in the 2008 novel Final Theory. Show on map
InstituteInstitute is an unincorporated community on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The community lies off Interstate 64 and West Virginia Route 25, and has grown to intermingle with nearby Dunbar. Institute is home to West Virginia State University (formerly the West Virginia Colored Institute, the source of the town's toponym) and the West Virginia State Police Academy. It was also the site of an August 2008 chemical plant explosion that killed two and injured eight at the Bayer CropScience facility. Show on map
Glade SpringsGlade Springs, West Virginia is an unincorporated community consisting of a gated community and resort located just outside Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia. The community was founded in 1973 and was originally marketed towards the \"working rich\" operators of independent coal mines in that area. Its fortunes and ownership have ebbed and flowed with that of the coal industry in that area. The facility has been in and out of bankruptcy several times. Show on map
Pence SpringsPence Springs is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along the Greenbrier River to the east of the city of Hinton, the county seat of Summers County. Its elevation is 1,539 feet (469 m), and it is located at 37°40′41″N 80°43′30″W / 37.67806°N 80.72500°W (37.6781762, -80.7250808). Although it is unincorporated, it had a post office, with the ZIP code of 24962 until it was closed in October 2011. There is a small grass landing strip known as the Hinton-Alderson Airport. Show on map
Fort SpringFort Spring is an unincorporated community and coal town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. It is situated along the Greenbrier River within the Greenbrier River Watershed. It was once a substantial portion of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway by way of the Gravel Girtie route from Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia to Clifton Forge in Virginia. The name comes from its main export; Mississippian limestone from Snowflake Quarry sent to Clifton Forge, Virginia The main road going through the small town was once the original rail line, but was moved. Show on map
CottagevilleCottageville (also Moores Mill, Rhodess Mill, or Wrights Mill) is an unincorporated community in western Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 331 northwest of the city of Ripley, the county seat of Jackson County. Established in 1858, its elevation is 594 feet (181 m). Although Cottageville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25239. It also is the site of the annual Jackson County Junior Fair. Michael Coleman, a well known early Indian fighter, was killed and buried in the area, according to a historical marker placed by the state of WV. The wooden Grist Mill located here since the 1840s burned to the ground in the summer of 1965. Its foundation stones remain. It had remained in operation full-time until 1930, part-time u Show on map
KearneysvilleKearneysville is an unincorporated community in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. According to the 2000 census, Kearneysville and its surrounding community has a population of 6,716. Kearneysville is located along West Virginia Route 9 at its intersection with West Virginia Route 480 halfway between Martinsburg and Charles Town. Show on map
Harpers FerryHarpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. It was formerly Harper's Ferry with an apostrophe and that form continues to appear in some references. It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet. It is the easternmost town in West Virginia. The original, lower section of the town is located on a flood plain created by the two rivers and surrounded by higher ground. Historically, Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the American Civil War. The population was 286 at the 2010 census. Show on map
FlatwoodsFlatwoods is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States located about one mile from exit 67 of Interstate 79. The area immediately around the exit is known as Sutton Lane and has been extensively developed in recent years, largely due to the community's central location within the state and easy accessibility to I-79. The area now features a convention center, Mountain Lakes Amphitheater, KOA campground, driving range, outlet mall, truck stops, hotels, gas stations, and many fast food restaurants. A favorite local diner is \"The Waffle Hut,\" which is open 24 hours a day. Show on map
SnowshoeSnowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. It is situated in the Allegheny Mountains at a bowl shaped convergence of two high mountain ridges — Cheat and Back Allegheny Mountains — at the head of the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. Snowshoe is site of the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet (1,478 m) above sea level. Show on map
MaidsvilleMaidsville is an unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. Maidsville is located along West Virginia Route 100 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north-northwest of downtown Morgantown. According to tradition, Maidsville was so named on account of there being a large share \"old maids\" among the first settlers. Maidsville has a post office with ZIP code 26541. Near Maidsville is the Longview Power Plant, the cleanest, most efficient coal-fired power plant in the 13 state PJM Interconnection and one of the cleanest and most efficient in the United States. Show on map
BlairBlair is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States, on the Spruce Fork. Blair lies along West Virginia Route 17. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Blair has also been known as Ginseg, Ginseng, and Seng. In 1921, nearby Blair Mountain was the site of the West Virginia Mine Wars between thousands of rioting coal miners and federal troops which came to the aid of embattled local authorities. The federal troops prevailed and an unknown, but relatively small, number of people were killed in the fighting. Show on map
MontgomeryMontgomery is a city in West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. Most of the city is in Fayette County, with the remainder in Kanawha County. The population was 1,638 at the 2010 census. From 1876 to 1890, the town was called Coal Valley Post Office. The name then changed to Montgomery's Landing and then Coal Valley. In 1890 it was again renamed, as Cannelton. It was incorporated April 1, 1891 and the named Montgomery was settled upon, for James C. Montgomery, one of the city's first settlers. Show on map
Mount LookoutMt. Lookout is a small unincorporated community in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States, 10 miles (16 km) south of Summersville. Mount Lookout is located at 38°10′00″N 80°54′42″W / 38.16667°N 80.91167°W (38.1667776, -80.9117644). It lies 1,965 feet (599 m) above sea level. Mount Lookout's name is descriptive of the elevated town site. Mount Lookout has a post office with the ZIP Code 26678. Post Office Box service is available as well as highway contract street delivery. As of 2016, there is (1) delivery route serving the community Show on map
Organ CaveOrgan Cave is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Organ Cave is located along U.S. Route 219 and West Virginia Route 63 at the Organ Cave, 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Ronceverte. Show on map
PlutoPluto is an unincorporated community located in Raleigh County, West Virginia, located at latitude 37.71 and longitude 80.992. The elevation is 2,589 feet. The community was named after Pluto from Greek mythology. A community landmark is the Pluto Missionary Baptist Church, known as the Old Log Church. According to a 1971 column by Shirley Donnelly, the church was established in 1893 on land donated by Jim Meador. The logs from Mr. Meador’s property were sawed and hewn by Jesse Harris. The pulpit in the new church was crafted by Gus Samples, local carpenter and joiner. Show on map
OkonokoOkonoko is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Okonoko is located north of Levels on the Potomac River at Bright's Hollow. The community's placename is the only one of its kind within the United States. Okonoko can be reached from Levels by Levels-Okonoko Road (County Route 5/6) or Bright's Hollow Road (County Route 5/5) and from Little Cacapon by Okonoko-Little Cacapon Road (County Route 2/7). Show on map
LindytownLindytown is an unincorporated community in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Lindytown was founded at the time Charles A. Lindbergh made his famous flight across the Atlantic and is based on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) tract of land. Lindytown is approximately 22 miles (35 km) from Madison. Lindytown is accessible from Boone County Route 26, which is located right off of West Virginia Route 85 at the Van Bridge split. Lindytown had one church: Twilight Church of Christ which is now destroyed. Show on map
WilliamsonWilliamson is a city in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States, along the Tug Fork River. The population was 3,191 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mingo County, and is the county's largest and most populous city. Williamson is home to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The Tug Fork River separates Williamson from South Williamson, Kentucky. The local economy is largely fueled by coal mining, transportation, health care and retail. Show on map
Glen JeanGlen Jean is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States, near Oak Hill. As of the 2010 census, its population is 210. The area had been known was White Oaks, but when the town was founded in the early 1870s the community was named for Jean McKell, the wife of landowner Thomas G. McKell. The town was a center for the coal mining industry and a railroad junction, formerly boasting an opera house, hotels and a company store. Much of the town has disappeared since the end of the coal boom. The chief remaining structure is the Bank of Glen Jean, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Glen Jean is the headquarters of New River Gorge National River, located across the street from the bank building, which now functions as a visitor contact center.@en . Show on map
KeystoneKeystone is a city in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 282 at the 2010 census. Keystone is one of several municipalities in West Virginia with an African-American majority, with 65 percent of the residents being black. Keystone was founded in 1892 by the Keystone Coal & Coke Company. Keystone was then incorporated in 1909 by the Circuit Court of McDowell County. Its name is derived from the name of the coal and coke company operating at that point. The city was formerly known as Cassville. Show on map
Cherry RunCherry Run is a small unincorporated community hamlet located along the CSX Transportation (formerly Baltimore and Ohio Railroad) mainline on the Potomac River in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The community is named for the stream, Cherry Run, that meets the Potomac in its vicinity. It was originally known as Cherry Run Depot because of the important interchange between the B&O and the Western Maryland Railway located there. Across the Potomac from Cherry Run lies Big Pool on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Show on map
DorcasDorcas is an unincorporated community in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. Dorcas lies at the junction of County Routes 9 and 9/2. The name Dorcas is said to have been given to the community after the daughter of a former postmaster. The post office in Dorcas closed in the early 1980s or later 1970s and still sits along South Mill Creek Rd. All mail for the community's residents now comes through nearby Petersburg, the county seat, with which Dorcas shares a ZIP Code. Show on map
UngerUnger is an unincorporated community in southern Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Unger is distinguished amongst other towns in Morgan County for retaining an operating post office since one was established there in 1853. From 1857 to 1935, it was known as Unger's Store until March 31, 1950 (see image) its name was then shortened to Unger on April 1, 1950 (see image). 250px 250px Unger is located at the crossroads of Winchester Grade Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 13) and Unger's Store Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 11). Show on map
FolsomFolsom (also Robinson) is an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. It lies at an elevation of 925 feet (282 m). Starting down Fishing Creek at the Wetzel County/Harrison County line, we come to Folsom. Folsom used to be called Robinson, named after the Robinson Improvement Company, and was later changed to Folsom from the maiden name of Grover Cleveland's wife. Show on map
Slab ForkSlab Fork is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States with a population of 202. Slab Fork is located along a stream of the same name and West Virginia Route 54. The ZIP code for Slab Fork is 25920. Slab Fork is the birthplace of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who wrote and recorded popular songs such as \"Ain't No Sunshine\", \"Lean on Me\", \"Just the Two of Us\", \"Use Me\" and \"Lovely Day\". Doris Payne, a lifelong jewel thief, was born in Slab Fork in 1930. She began her career as a teenager after her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Show on map
RupertRupert is a town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 942 at the 2010 census. Cyrus A. Rupert first came to Greenbrier County, West Virginia (Virginia) about 1829 when he was seventeen years old. Cyrus, the seventh of eleven children, was born at Point Pleasant, Virginia on October 7, 1812. His parents were Henry Rupert and Naomi Henkle Rupert. Apparently, Cyrus chose to go to Greenbrier County to be with his brothers, Gideon and Paul, who were running a general store at Clintonville. Cyrus' father, Henry, died in 1835 and most of the family, including Gideon, then migrated westward to Pekin, Illinois. Paul moved to Louisville, Kentucky, but Cyrus chose to stay in Greenbrier County. Why Cyrus and his brothers came to Greenbrier County is not known. However Show on map
Canaan ValleyCanaan Valley (local /kəˈneɪn/) is an oval, bowl-like upland valley in northeastern Tucker County, West Virginia, USA. Within it are extensive wetlands and the headwaters of the Blackwater River which spills out of the valley at Blackwater Falls. It is a well-known and partially undeveloped scenic attraction and tourist draw, associated with the Canaan Valley Resort State Park and the Blackwater Falls State Park. The local pronunciation of \"Canaan\" is /kəˈneɪn/, rather than the conventional /ˈkeɪnən/ for the Biblical region from which the area takes its name. Show on map
Hacker ValleyHacker Valley is an unincorporated community in northern Webster County, West Virginia, USA, along the Left Fork of the Holly River. Its ZIP Code is 26222. The valley was named for its first settler, John Hacker, who reportedly took possession of a tract of land nearby by \"tomahawk mark\" around 1772. Hacker Valley is home to Holly River State Park and serves as the southern end of the Mountain Parkway Byway scenic byway. The community is also contains the grave of George Lough (died 1817), which is believed to be the oldest marked grave in northern Webster County. Show on map
HuntersvilleHuntersville is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in the Alleghany Mountains. As of the 2010 census, its population was 73. It is located six miles east of Marlinton and four miles west of Minnehaha Springs. Huntersville received its name because it was a rendezvous for trappers and hunters who came to trade pelts for supplies. It served as the county seat of Pocahontas County until 1891 when the county's residents voted to move the seat to Marlinton. A local newspaper called \"The Pocahontas Times\" is distributed in the area. Show on map
ArthurdaleArthurdale is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. Arthurdale was named for Richard Arthur, former owner of the land on which it was built, who had sold the land to the federal government under a tax default. Arthurdale was the first of many New Deal planned communities established under Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. It was intended to take impoverished laborers, farmers, and coal miners and move them to a modern rural community that would allow them to become economically self-sufficient. Show on map
Fraziers BottomFraziers Bottom is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. The community was named after a family of Fraziers who settled the area in the late 18th century after migrating there from Virginia. Show on map
KenovaKenova is a city in Wayne County, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. Located near a tristate border, the city's name is a portmanteau of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia (W. Va). Founded in 1859 but not incorporated until 1894, the town's early history and development was centered on the railroad industry. It is home to a major Norfolk Southern Ohio River Bridge. CSX Transportation's former Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Subdivision travels through the town as well. Show on map
JeromeJerome is an uninhabited community along the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad main line in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located entirely within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park on the Potomac River. Jerome is also the site of a stretch of the Western Maryland Railway right-of-way from milepost 126 to milepost 160 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the \"Paw Paw Bends\", Jerome was considered to be one of the most inaccessible places reached by the Western Maryland Rwy. Show on map
Glen FerrisGlen Ferris is a census-designated place (CDP) on the western bank of the Kanawha River in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is situated approximately one mile south of the town of Gauley Bridge. The sole highway linking Glen Ferris to the area is U.S. Route 60, known also as the Midland Trail. As of the 2010 census, its population was 203; the community had 104 housing units, 87 of which were occupied. The village is roughly a mile and a half in length. Glen Ferris is home to two churches, one Apostolic and one Methodist. A railway owned by Norfolk Southern runs parallel to US Route 60 through the village. Show on map
DuffieldsDuffields is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. Duffields is located on Flowing Springs Road along the B&O Railroad tracks. This small community used to have two churches; the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church and a stone Episcopal Church (since torn down). There were two stores and a gristmill. The small train station built in 1839 still stands, and is being restored by Duffields Station Inc., a 501c3 non-profit; a small platform for the MARC Train commuter rail service to Washington, D.C., was recently built on the site of the later (1884) B&O station, which was demolished in 1942. Show on map
AuroraAurora is a census-designated place (CDP) in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 201. Aurora was originally a German settlement. The town was originally called Salem and later Mount Carmel. Its current name was suggested because of the town's high altitude.One of the original settlers to the area was John Stough, a Lutheran minister. The primary industries throughout the early and mid-19th century were farming and timber. In the late 1880s the town became known as a resort area thanks to several large hotels which were built in the area. Some of these featured casinos, pools, and concert halls. In the 1930s an artist colony formed in the nearby Youghiogheny Forest area. Aurora is located on U.S. Route 50 between the Maryland state line an Show on map
Lake ShawneeLake Shawnee is an unincorporated community in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Lake Shawnee is located along U.S. Route 19 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Princeton. Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, abandoned in 1966, occupies a desecrated native burial ground which was the site of the 1783 Mitchell Clay settler farm. Show on map
LavaletteLavalette is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, West Virginia, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,073. Lavalette is located at the intersection of West Virginia Route 152 and West Virginia Route 75, eight miles south of Huntington. The town is near Beech Fork Lake, a popular location for boating and fishing, and Twelvepole Creek. Lavalette was named after Lavalette Miller, the daughter of a Norfolk & Western Railway official. Show on map
Center PointCenter Point is an unincorporated community in northeastern Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA. It lies along Route 23 northeast of the town of West Union, the county seat of Doddridge County. Its elevation is 791 feet (241 m). Located near Center Point is the Center Point Covered Bridge (built ca. 1888-90), listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The first oil pool in Doddridge County was discovered (\"brought in\" as it was then termed) and drilled in 1892 at Center Point. The oil and gas industry transformed life in the area very quickly and permanently. Show on map
WheelingWheeling is a city in Ohio County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Located almost entirely in Ohio County, of which it is the county seat, it lies along the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Wheeling was originally a settlement in the British colony of Virginia and later an important city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Wheeling was the first state capital of West Virginia. Due to its location along major transportation routes, including the Ohio River, National Road, and the B&O Railroad, Wheeling became a manufacturing center in the late nineteenth century. After experiencing the closing of factories and substantial population loss following World War II, Wheeling's major industries now include healthcare, education, law and legal services, entertainment and t Show on map
CarterCarter is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States of America. Carter is served by the French Creek Post Office and its Zip Code: 26218. The unincorporated community of Carter lies at the three-way junction of County Route 11 (Alexander-Helvetia road), Natural Bridge Road, and Waterloo Road. Show on map
ParkersburgParkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, it is the state's third-largest city and the largest city in the Parkersburg–Marietta–Vienna Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 31,492 at the 2010 census. Its peak of population was more than 44,000 in 1960. The city is about 14 miles south of Marietta, Ohio. Show on map
Green RidgeGreen Ridge is a now uninhabited railroad community in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia on the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mainline where the Western Maryland Railroad crosses the Potomac River from the Stickpile Tunnel in Maryland. Green Ridge was originally known as Baird and was an operating station on the B&O. Today, it is located within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. A stretch of the Western Maryland's right-of-way from Green Ridge to Jerome is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (See Western Maryland Railroad Right-of-Way, Milepost 126 to Milepost 160.) Show on map
AdamstonAdamston, West Virginia is a former town in Harrison County, West Virginia, incorporated in 1903. It was the former site of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad depot and a post office. It is now a neighborhood of Clarksburg, West Virginia. In 1917, Adamston, along with Broad Oaks, North View (where Progressives had had success) and Stealer Heights, was annexed to Clarksburg. It was generally understood that part of the reason for annexation was to diminish the political power of glassworker enclaves in these small municipalities. Show on map
HintonHinton is a city in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,676 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Summers County. Hinton was established in 1873 and chartered in 1897. Hinton was named after John \"Jack\" Hinton, the original owner of the town site. Much of Hinton's downtown was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Part of Paramount's 1994 film Lassie was shot in Hinton. Show on map
South CharlestonSouth Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States The population was 13,450 at the 2010 census. South Charleston was established in 1906, but not incorporated until 1919 by special charter enacted by the West Virginia Legislature. Its name is based on the city being located primarily on the south side of the Kanawha River, although it is actually northwest, not south, of the city of Charleston. Show on map
LargentLargent is an unincorporated community village in Morgan County and partly Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Largent is located on the Cacapon River, about 18 miles southwest of Berkeley Springs along Cacapon Road (West Virginia Route 9). It is located by Old Enon Cemetery, Stony Creek, and the Cacapon River. Largent's original town name was Enon. It was most likely renamed when Postal Service found another town of Enon elsewhere in the state. The Enon name is found in local church and cemetery names. The Enon school is found on USGS maps from 1914 through 1923 (Capon Bridge maps). The school has been open at least through the 30's. The Baileys bought the building in 1958 and it has been a residence since. Show on map
CarettaCaretta is an unincorporated community located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Caretta was named for the transposed syllables in the name of Mrs. Etta Carter, the wife of George Lafayette Carter. It is the only place in the United States with this name. This coal town was originally owned first by The Virginia Pocahontas Coal Company, then by the Carter Coal Company, and the final operators in Caretta were the Consolidation Coal Company. Caretta's coal mine was connected to the mine in nearby Coalwood, West Virginia, made famous in the book Rocket Boys. Show on map
RomneyRomney is a city in and the county seat of Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 1,940 at the 2000 census, while the area covered by the city's ZIP code had a population of 5,873. The population was 1,848 at the 2010 census. Originally settled in 1725 by hunters and traders, Romney was known as Pearsall's Flats and was the site of the French and Indian War stockade Fort Pearsall. Romney is the oldest town in West Virginia, chartered December 23, 1762. (This status is contested by Shepherdstown, which was chartered in the same year). Named for the Cinque Ports town of Romney, Kent, England by Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the town still bears placenames and symbols from its colonial past such as its Marsham Street, named for Robert Marsham, 2nd Baron Romney Show on map
TornadoTornado is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Tornado is also known as Upper Falls, the U.S. Census Bureau's official name for the community. The United States Board on Geographic Names declared the community's official name to be Tornado in 2013 due to a request from the Kanawha County Commission, which determined that residents of the community supported the name Tornado over Upper Falls. It is also known as Andrews Heights, Big Bend and Upper Falls of Coal River. Tornado is in the Charleston, West Virginia metropolitan area. Show on map
Capon SpringsCapon Springs is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. According to the 2000 census, the Capon Springs community has a population of 95. It is located on Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) along Capon Springs Run. Originally known as Frye's Springs after its discoverer Henry Frye, and later established as the Town of Watson in 1787, the town was renamed for its medicinal spring. The springs were believed to carry such healing power that half an acre sold for $900 in gold in the late 18th century. After West Virginia seceded from Virginia in 1863, it had to pay Virginia for the loss of the springs during Reconstruction. The historic Capon Springs & Farms resort is located here and is listed on the National Register of Historic Plac Show on map
RidgedaleRidgedale is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located within a horsehoe bend in the South Branch Potomac River between the communities of Blues Beach and Wappocomo. Ridgedale is named for the recently restored 1835 plantation built by George W. Washington (a distant relative of George Washington), also known as Washington Bottom Farm. Washington's plantation obtained its name due to its location at the foot of Mill Creek Ridge at its northernmost extent. Ridgedale is located off the South Branch Valley Railroad and is accessible from West Virginia Route 28 by way of Washington Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 28/3). Ridgedale once had a post office and a school in operation there. Today, Ridgedale consists of the old Washington fa Show on map
Glebe (historical)Glebe was an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. It is situated at the lower mouth of the Trough, a gorge of the South Branch Potomac River, and is about 9.5 miles (15.3 km) southwest of Romney on South Branch River Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 8). The community received its name from the old stone glebehouse (parsonage) that was constructed there in the late 18th century. The stone house later became the Hampshire County Poor Farm and remains standing. The community of Sector lies directly across the river. Show on map
Burning SpringsBurning Springs is an unincorporated community in Wirt County, West Virginia, United States. It takes its name from the natural gas which bubbled up through the spring and would burn when lit. In the early 19th century, wells were drilled at the springs to produce brine which was evaporated to produce salt. Some petroleum was produced along with the salt brine. By 1836, the salt wells were producing 50 to 100 barrels per year of oil that was sold as illuminating oil. The wells at Burning Springs produced and sold petroleum many years before the Drake oil well at Titusville, Pennsylvania. The first well at Burning Springs drilled to obtain oil rather than salt was begun in 1859, after the Drake well. The Burning Springs Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Show on map
FrametownFrametown is an unincorporated community in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. While the heart of Frametown itself is rather small, there is a large sprawling area that considers itself to be part of the Frametown community. This is due to the large range of the United States Postal Service ZIP Code 26623 which covers the immediate area. As stated, there really is no \"downtown Frametown\", and there are no stoplights. The primary points of interest, would be a restaurant: \"Granny's Kitchen\", a post office, and the Frametown Elementary School. Show on map
Stony BottomStony Bottom is an unincorporated community located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. In the early 19th century, the town was known as Seldom Seen. At some point, this was changed to Driftwood by loggers who would drift logs by on the Greenbrier River. By 1908, it took its present name because of all the stones and rocks present in the area. The town currently has seasonal residents, as well as full-time residents and a small church named Alexander Presbyterian. On Labor Day of every year, the small town accommodates hundreds of people for the annual Hunter Reunion, where local resident Homer Hunter invites the community to take part in traditional bluegrass music, food, and fellowship. The town is nestled between the Greenbrier River and the Greenbrier River Trail, suita Show on map
ThurmondThurmond is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States, on the New River. The population was five at the 2010 census. During the heyday of coal mining in the New River Gorge, Thurmond was a prosperous town with a number of businesses and facilities for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. The town was the filming location for John Sayles' 1987 movie Matewan since it still possesses many of the characteristics of a 1920s Appalachian coal town. During the June 14, 2005, city elections, six of the city's seven residents sought elected office. Show on map
Orleans Cross RoadsOrleans Cross Roads is an unincorporated community hamlet that lies on the western flanks of Sideling Hill on the Potomac River in Morgan County, West Virginia. To its south, Rockwell Run, a mountain stream fed by springs, empties into the Potomac. Orleans Cross Roads lies along the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad directly across the river from Little Orleans. It is accessible by way of Orleans Road (CR 18/1) from Cacapon Road (West Virginia Route 9) via Detour Road (CR 18). Show on map
Shenandoah JunctionShenandoah Junction is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, Shenandoah Junction had a population of 703. It is located between Kearneysville and Charles Town off WV 9. Shenandoah Junction is home to Jefferson High School and West Virginia's oldest surviving wood frame structure, the Peter Burr House, built around 1751. The land where Shenandoah Junction was built was part of the 392 acres (1.59 km2) granted by Lord Fairfax to Lewis Neil. The town was originally called Neil's, but the name was changed to Shenandoah Junction in 1881. The town owes much of its early growth to the coming of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1830s, and the name refers to the junction of the B&O and Norfolk and Wes Show on map
ArmildaArmilda is an unincorporated community located approximately five miles south of the town of Wayne in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. Armilda was named for the wife of a settler. The one room Armilda Schoolhouse was located there. A Norfolk and Western Railway flag station on the rail line that ran to East Lynn was also once located there. When the East Lynn Lake was under construction in the 1960s, the graves in the immediate area were moved to a large cemetery constructed on the hill overlooking Armilda. The cemetery is named Community Memorial Gardens and is also commonly known as the \"government cemetery.\" Armilda is a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February Show on map
JohnsontownJohnsontown is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia. It lies between the communities of Browns Corner and Bardane on Wiltshire Road at its junction with County Route 14. Johnsontown was founded by free African Americans, George W. and Betty Johnson in 1848 on 12 acres. It was the first free black community in the state. The Johnsons and other families built a number of homes and a log one-room graded school which also served as a meeting place and housed religious activities until Zion Baptist Church was erected in Charles Town in 1898. Most of the buildings are gone, but the church and cemetery remain. The burials in the cemetery represent the former families of Johnsontown. It is commemorated by a highway marker placed by the Jefferson County Black History Prese Show on map
DunlowDunlow is an unincorporated community in southern Wayne County, West Virginia, USA, on Twelvepole Creek. It was laid out as a railroad town along the Ohio Extension of the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1892. Dunlow was incorporated in 1892. However, the railroad up the West Fork of Twelvepole Creek through Dunlow was shut down in the early 1930s, and what is left of the town is currently unincorporated. At the 2000 census, Dunlow had a population of 1,105. In 2009, the population was listed as 961. Show on map
QuickQuick is a small unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is located along Indian Creek Road (County Route 49). The community is where Whitoak Fork and Blue Creek come together and meet. It is also where the abandoned railroad that follows Blue Creek joins the road, and follows it all the way to the community of Hitop, along Pond Fork. Its post office is closed. 250px The community includes a church and community center, and a few other small community places. Show on map
RioRio (pronounced RYE-O) is an unincorporated community in southern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Rio is located just north of the Hardy County line at the crossroads of Augusta-Ford Hill Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 53) and Delray Road (West Virginia Route 29) in the North River Valley. According to the 2000 census, the Rio community has a population of 154. The community most likely was named for the nearby North River, rio meaning \"river\" in Spanish. Show on map
GerrardstownGerrardstown is an unincorporated community village located along West Virginia Route 51 in Berkeley County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. It was laid out in 1784 by David Gerrard on Mill Creek, a tributary if Opequon Creek. Gerrard was the son of Baptist minister John Gerrard (for whom the town was named in 1787, the year of his death). It served as the site of the Mill Creek Baptist Church, the first Baptist church west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and member of the Ketocton Association. Gerrardstown was designated as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Many of the village's original buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries remain. According to the 2000 census, the Gerrardstown community has a population of 3,565. Show on map
ShanksShanks is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Shanks community has a population of 806. Shanks is located east of Romney along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) on the eastern flanks of South Branch Mountain. The community is centered on the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Allen Hill Road (County Route 50/7). Shanks Roadside Park is located directly to its west on U.S. Route 50. The North Fork Little Cacapon River runs through the community. Show on map
Deep WaterDeep Water, also known historically as Deepwater, is a census-designated place on the Kanawha River in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 280. It is best known as the starting point of the Deepwater Railway founded in 1898 by William N. Page, which was merged to create the Virginian Railway in 1907. Show on map
Bens RunBens Run is an unincorporated community in Tyler County, West Virginia, United States. Bens Run is located on the Ohio River at the junction of West Virginia Route 2 and County Route 5, 4.3 miles (6.9 km) southwest of Friendly. Bens Run had a post office, which closed on November 2, 2002. Show on map
StinsonStinson is an unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 16 and the West Fork Little Kanawha River, to the south of the town of Grantsville, the county seat of Calhoun County. Its elevation is 823 feet (251 m). At some point, Stinson possessed a post office, which has since been closed. Show on map
BartowBartow is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 111. Bartow is situated along U.S. Route 250 and West Virginia Route 92 and on the East Fork Greenbrier River about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Durbin. It has a post office with ZIP code 24920. Bartow is named for Col. Francis S. Bartow, a Confederate commander who died at the Battle of First Manassas on July 21, 1861. The Battle of Greenbrier River, also known as the Battle of Camp Bartow, took place on October 3, 1861 about one mile (1.6 km) southeast of the present town. Show on map
Green SpringGreen Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) and railroad town in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 218. Green Spring is located north of Springfield on Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) near the confluence of the North and South Branches of the Potomac River. Green Spring is also the location of the South Branch Valley Railroad's terminus with the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad mainline. Green Spring is the site of a one-lane low water toll bridge that connects Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) to Maryland Route 51 in Oldtown, Allegany County, Maryland. This bridge is one of only 17 privately owned toll bridges in the United States. The toll for the bridge is currently US$1.50. Show on map
VulcanVulcan is an unincorporated community in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States. Vulcan is located along the Tug Fork across from the state of Kentucky. The community was named after Vulcan, the god of fire in Roman mythology. Show on map
PalestinePalestine is an unincorporated community in Wirt County, West Virginia, in the United States. It is located at the confluence of the Little Kanawha River and Reedy Creek, at 39°01′48″N 81°24′24″W / 39.03000°N 81.40667°W, at an elevation of 682 feet (208 m). Its ZIP code is 26160. The community was named for Palestine. The Buffalo Church near Palestine was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Show on map
Little CacaponLittle Cacapon is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Little Cacapon is located at the mouth of the Little Cacapon River on the Potomac, east of Okonoko. Okonoko-Little Cacapon Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 2/7) and Spring Gap-Neals Run Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 2) converge south of Little Cacapon. Because of its key location at the mouth of the Little Cacapon and on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Little Cacapon played important roles in both the French and Indian and American Civil Wars. Generally pronounced local /kəˈkeɪpən/ kə-KAY-pən. Sometimes, despite the current spelling of the word (derived from local Native American for \"medicine water\") some locals say /ˈkeɪpən/ KAY-pən. Show on map
HandleyHandley is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 349 at the 2010 census. Handley was first established in 1877 and known as Upper Creek until July 29, 1881, when its name was changed to Handley for pioneer settlers who farmed the area. Handley has the distinction of bearing a name like no other town in the United States. The town was incorporated November 1972. Show on map
Great CacaponGreat Cacapon (/kəˈkeɪpən/ kə-KAY-pən) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, its population was 386. Great Cacapon takes its name from the Cacapon River (from the Native American meaning \"medicine water\") which empties into the Potomac River to the town's east. It was originally known as Cacapon Depot on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mainline when a post office was established here in 1848. In 1876, its name was changed to Great Cacapon to differentiate it from Little Cacapon which was also on the B&O mainline. It lies four miles down Cacapon Mountain from the Panorama Overlook along Cacapon Road (West Virginia Route 9) west of Berkeley Springs. Show on map
DunbarDunbar is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. The population was 7,907 at the 2010 census estimate. Dunbar was incorporated on April 19, 1921, by an Act of the West Virginia Legislature. Dunbar is on land that was originally occupied by Native Americans with 11 mounds identified in the residential areas. The land was granted to George Washington for his military service and was named for Mary Dunbar after she inherited the land from Washington, although other sources say it was named for Dunbar Baines, a prominent area banker. Dunbar was a farming community until industries began to evolve in the City with the opening of glass and bottling plants in 1912. The Gravely Plow was invented in Dunbar in 1916. Show on map
Doe GullyDoe Gully is an unincorporated community along the Potomac River in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. Located along the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad where it bisects a bend in the Potomac by way of the Randolph Tunnel, Doe Gully is only accessible by way of Doe Gulley Lane (West Virginia Secondary Route 18/2) from Orleans Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 18/1). It is located southwest of Orleans Cross Roads. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park crosses the Potomac River onto the West Virginia side to Doe Gulley's west and it also lies directly across the river from it. Like most of the old B&O railroad stations and their communities, Doe Gully is popular with railfans. Show on map
Scotts RunScotts Run is a geographical division of the Cass District in Monongalia County, West Virginia. Currently, it encompasses thirteen small, unincorporated communities. Located a few miles from Morgantown, WV, this area’s predominant industry in the early twentieth century was coal mining and production. Scotts Run became well known nationally during the years of the Great Depression, when photographers and the relief efforts of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt publicized the impoverished conditions faced by the community. Since the decline in the coal industry in the area, Scotts Run’s population has rapidly decreased. However, the current community is active in revitalization efforts to promote new businesses and heritage tourism. Show on map
TeaysTeays, written Seays until about 1884, is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, USA. The town is centered on the former general store / post office on Teays Lane, which sits across from the site of the Teays, WV railroad depot which was demolished in the mid-1900s. Teays is a namesake and part of the census-designated place of Teays Valley, which was in turn named for Thomas Teays, a hunter and trapper who once spent a considerable amount of time in the vicinity. Show on map
RidersvilleRidersville is an unincorporated community between Berkeley Springs and Stohrs Crossroads along Martinsburg Road (West Virginia Route 9) in Morgan County, West Virginia. It is located on Pious Ridge (804 ft) where Pious Ridge Road (CR 4) and Peter Yost Road (CR 9/8) intersect with WV 9. Ridersville sprang up in the 19th century as a small farming community along the Martinsburg Road with a general store. It had its own operating post office until it was closed in 1903 due to the community's proximity to Berkeley Springs. During its period as an independent agrarian town, it was known as Friendship, Rider Store, Riderville, and finally as Ridersville. Today, it is merely a growing residential area of Berkeley Springs. Show on map
CullodenCulloden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cabell and Putnam counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 3,061 (2,683 in Cabell County, 378 in Putnam County). The Cabell County portion of Culloden is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Putnam County portion is considered part of the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community's name was selected on account of its perceived uniqueness. Show on map
GraftonGrafton is a city in and the county seat of Taylor County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 5,164 at the 2010 census. Both of West Virginia's national cemeteries are located in Grafton. Mother's Day was founded in Grafton on May 10, 1908; the city is the home to the International Mother's Day Shrine. Grafton was one of the first places to observe Memorial Day in the United States. Grafton was a junction point for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; the southwestern line wends its way to Clarksburg while the northwestern line runs through Fairmont then to Morgantown; to the East lies Piedmont and on to Cumberland; lines to the south reached Elkins and Charleston, as well as numerous coal branches. Show on map
Seneca RocksSeneca Rocks is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. The community of Seneca Rocks — formerly known as Mouth of Seneca — lies along West Virginia Route 28/West Virginia Route 55 near the confluence of Seneca Creek and the North Fork South Branch Potomac River. The community also lies near Seneca Rocks, the crag from which it takes its name. Both lie within the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
BuckhannonBuckhannon is the only incorporated city in, and the county seat of, Upshur County, West Virginia, United States, and is located along the Buckhannon River. The population was 5,639 at the 2010 census. Buckhannon is home to West Virginia Wesleyan College and the West Virginia Strawberry Festival, held annually on the third week of May. The city is located 115 miles northeast from the capital city of Charleston and 140 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Show on map
MoundsvilleMoundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,318 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County. The city was named for the nearby Grave Creek Mound. Moundsville was settled in 1771 by Samuel & James Tomlinson. (Elizabethtown, as Tomlinson's community was called, was incorporated in 1830. Nearby, the town of Mound City was incorporated in 1832. The two towns combined in 1865.) Fostoria Glass Company (specializing in hand blown glassworks) was headquartered in Moundsville from 1891 to 1986. The retired West Virginia State Penitentiary operated in Moundsville from 1867 to 1995. Show on map
SectorSector is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located along the west bank of the South Branch Potomac River on Fleming-Sector Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 8/3) across the river from the community of Glebe. Show on map
Short CreekShort Creek is an unincorporated community in Brooke County, West Virginia, US. Approximately 1/2 mile from the Ohio River, Short Creek flow from Northern Ohio County into Brooke County. The creek, Short Creek, has two forks, North and South Fork. Both forks rise in the very western reaches of Washington County, and very southwestern Allegheny County, in Pennsylvania. There are several very small settlements along the creek. There were small family farms and coal mines along the creek. Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, is the primary shopping area. Show on map
Stotlers CrossroadsStotlers Crossroads is a small unincorporated community hamlet in southeastern Morgan County, West Virginia. It is situated along Winchester Grade Road (CR 13) between the South and Middle Forks of Sleepy Creek on the eastern flanks of Highland Ridge (942 feet). The community was named after W. R. Stotler, a merchant at the namesake crossroads. Stotlers Crossroads is the location of several historic buildings, including the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1888) and Ambrose Chapel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Show on map
Spohrs CrossroadsSpohrs Crossroads is an unincorporated community along Martinsburg Road (West Virginia Route 9) to the west of Sleepy Creek in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The community was originally named Spohrs Cross Roads for the local Spohr family. It sometimes erroneously known as Stohrs Cross Roads or Stohrs Crossroads. Show on map
GlasgowGlasgow is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA, along the Kanawha River. The population was 905 at the 2010 census. Glasgow was incorporated on June 20, 1920. Folk etymology derives its name from a combination of the word \"glass\" with the word \"company\" for a glass factory that was built there many years ago, but the presence of many Scottish immigrants to this part of Appalachia, particularly from the Strathclyde region, indicates that the town was most likely named after the Scottish city of Glasgow in Strathclyde. Other Virginia and West Virginia locations named for places in Strathclyde include Dumbarton, Argyle, Loudoun County, Hamilton in Loudoun County, Lanark and Renfrew. Show on map
Sir Johns RunSir Johns Run is an unincorporated community hamlet at the mouth of Sir Johns Run on the Potomac River in Morgan County, West Virginia northwest of Berkeley Springs. It is bound to its west by the Widmeyer Wildlife Management Area and to its east by Warm Springs Ridge (1,086 feet). While Sir Johns Run formerly served on the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mainline as an early passenger station for Berkeley Springs, today it is primarily a residential community of Berkeley Springs accessible by Sir Johns Run Road (County Route 3). Sir Johns Run had its own post office in operation from 1850 to 1938. Today, the stream and its namesake hamlet are a site on the Washington Heritage Trail. Show on map
MechanicsburgMechanicsburg, also known as Mechanicsville, is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, in the United States. It is located on the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) west of Romney at Mill Creek Gap (sometimes referred to as Mechanicsburg Gap). Mechanicsburg is the site of \"The Burg\" (c. 1769), used as a headquarters by both armies during the American Civil War. Along Fox Hollow Road (County Route 50/4) lies the 19th-century Fox's Hollow Baptist Church and the old Mechanicsburg School. Show on map
HancockHancock is an unincorporated community hamlet in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. It is located off Hancock Road (U.S. Route 522) on River Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) along the Potomac River north of Berkeley Springs. Originally known as Brosius, its post office's name was changed to Hancock in 1948 to reflect its location on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mainline across the river from Hancock, Maryland. Show on map
Neals RunNeals Run is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Neals Run is located south of Little Cacapon near the confluence of the Little Cacapon River and Neals Run on Spring Gap-Neals Run Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 2). The community derives its name from the stream. Show on map
AshfordAshford is an unincorporated community and coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. It was established by the Crawford and Ashby land company. A former mining town, Ashford lies from the top of Lens Creek Mountain to Casey Fork Hollow. Rumble starts directly after this hollow to the Ashford bridge. From there you can travel to White Oak, Emmons, Madison, Ridgeview, Costa, Southridge, and/or Alum Creek. Ashford no longer has a post office. The Ashford post office was destroyed by fire in 2005, and was never reopened. In August 2008, the brand new Ashford bridge opened to the public. The original bridge, constructed in 1923, was demolished on August 26, 2008. Show on map
Flat TopFlat Top is an unincorporated community in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Flat Top is located on U.S. Route 19 19 miles (31 km) south of Beckley. Flat Top is home of Mavis Manor a Queen Anne style, Victorian manor house and one of southern West Virginia first Farmstay. Show on map
OsceolaOsceola is a former logging community in eastern Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. It was located within what is now the Monongahela National Forest on Gandy Creek at the southern extremity of Little Middle Mountain and Yokum Knob. The community was named after Osceola, a Seminole chief. Osceola was very near the celebrated Sinks of Gandy Creek and modern maps as often designate the place as “The Sinks”. Show on map
PurgitsvillePurgitsville is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the ZCTA for Purgitsville had a population of 813. Purgitsville is located on U.S. Highway 220/West Virginia Route 28 at its intersection with Huffman Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 220/3) south of Junction. An elementary school, Mill Creek Elementary, was open here until 1993 when it was consolidated with Romney Elementary. Show on map
Crumps BottomCrumps Bottom is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. Crumps Bottom is located on the New River south of Hinton. Its post office is closed. It was also known as the Mouth of Indian. Crumps Bottom was settled in 1753 by Andrew Culbertson, the first English settler in the present Summers County. He established a working plantation with a lavish home. Crumps Botton was the site of the first post office in the area. The settlement was abandoned because of attacks by Native Americans. Show on map
StiltnerStiltner was a small unincorporated community that developed at the mouth of Brush Creek, a tributary of Twelvepole Creek, in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. Stiltner had a Post Office A former variant name was Fry; the present name honors the local Stiltner family. Show on map
ArdenArden is a small unincorporated community located along the Tygart Valley River in Barbour County in the north central portion of the U.S. state of West Virginia. The Arden settlement was built up along a stretch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks. The community is known today to whitewater enthusiasts as being situated between two landmark rock formations: Hell's Gate and Devil's Den. Many such recreationalists shoot the shallow rapids of the river through this pristine section of the Valley with its numerous large boulders and small falls. The area is home to a notable number of native wildflowers and is locally notorious for its occasional drownings. Show on map
Johnsons MillJohnsons Mill is an unincorporated community in eastern Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia on Johnson's Mill Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 26). It is centrally located between three other small rural hamlets along Sleepy Creek and is named for the \"Johnson's Mill\" that once operated here. Show on map
GriffithsvilleGriffithsville is an unincorporated community in eastern Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 3 southeast of the town of Hamlin, the county seat of Lincoln County. Its elevation is 659 feet (201 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25521. It also has a Middle School, two greenhouses, and a Christmas tree farm owned and operated by Larry & Syble Wilkerson and Jeff & Landin Harper. Griffithsville wasn't always small though. In the early 1900s, Griffithsville was a booming oil town. It had boarding houses, several stores, a movie theater, and a Pennzoil pumping station. Show on map
HelenHelen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 219. West Virginia Route 16, Winding Gulf and railroad tracks run right through the community. The Helen mine and coal camp was opened in the 1910s by the East Gulf Coal Company. Many years later, the mine was operated by the Koppers Coal company, which then became the Eastern Gas & Fuel - Coal Division, and even later Eastern Associated Coal Company. Eastern Associated operated the Helen mine into the 1980s. Show on map
BrakeBrake is an unincorporated community on the South Fork South Branch Potomac River in Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. The community is named for the family of early landowner Johann Jacob Brake (\"Brechtel\" in German) who emigrated from southern Germany in the early 18th century. The town once included a sawmill, gristmill, distillery, blacksmith shop, and post office. The original log house used as a post office in the early- to mid-19th century still stands. The Brake Cemetery harbors the remains of Brakes, Simons, Sees, and probably others whose stones have been lost. Brake Falls on Dumpling Run once provided power for the sawmill and gristmill. Show on map
TriadelphiaTriadelphia is a town in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 811 at the 2010 census. Triadelphia was originally chartered in 1829. The name Triadelphia was adopted from the Greek word meaning three brothers, and most likely was named in complement of the three sons of the original owner of the town site. It is home to the Highlands, the largest retail complex in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Show on map
MathiasMathias is an unincorporated community along the Lost River in Hardy County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Mathias lies off West Virginia Route 259. Before the consolidated school of East Hardy High School at Baker, Mathias had its own educational facility, Mathias School, which served grades Kindergarten through twelfth. Show on map
HowesvilleHowesville is an unincorporated community and coal town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. It sits at an altitude of 2,218 feet (676 m). The community once possessed a post office, which has since been closed. Howesville was named for James D. Howe, who opened a store there in the 1860s. The community was originally built up chiefly by Germans. Show on map
DallasDallas (also Haney, Haney Town, or West Union) is an unincorporated community in northeastern Marshall County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along local roads northeast of the city of Moundsville, the county seat of Marshall County, and almost in Pennsylvania. Its elevation is 1,388 feet (423 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26036. The name Dallas most likely is derived from the name of a local settler. Show on map
MullensMullens is a city in Wyoming County, West Virginia. The population was 1,559 at the 2010 census. Located in a valley along the Guyandotte River within a mountainous region of southern West Virginia, the town was nearly destroyed by flash flooding in July 2001. While the town has attempted to redevelop with the aid of state and federal recovery money, many local businesses and residents have left the area permanently. Organizations like the Mullens-based Rural Appalachian Improvement League are working to improve conditions across the region. Mullens is also the hometown of former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni. Show on map
LevelsLevels is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Levels community has a population of 147. It is home to John J. Cornwell Elementary School. Show on map
CeredoCeredo is a city in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,450 at the 2010 census. Ceredo is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649. Show on map
WinifredeWinifrede is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Winifrede is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of Chesapeake. Winifrede has a post office with ZIP code 25214. It is home of the Big Eagle Railroad (formerly known as Winifrede Mining and Manufacturing Company, Winifrede Collieries, and Winifrede Railroad), one of the oldest short-line railroad operations in the United States, having been in existence since 1850. The Winifrede Railroad was incorporated in November 1881 and opened in 1882; the original operation was closed in 1988 and reopened as the Big Eagle Railroad in 2000-01. Show on map
DelbartonDelbarton is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 579 at the 2010 census. Delbarton was incorporated September 6, 1946 by the Mingo County Circuit Court. The name Delbarton comes from the New Jersey country estate of one of the officials of the United Thacker Land Company on which a school is located with the same name, Delbarton School. The town is located in the heart of the richest coal area of the state. Show on map
RichwoodRichwood is a city in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,051 at the 2010 census. A former coal and lumber boom town, the city's population once flirted with 10,000 but the creation of Route 19 through Summersville caused less traffic through the city and closure of many underground coal mines caused many of Richwood's residents to leave the state in order to find work. The area is currently focusing on niche tourism as a means to revitalize the local economy. It calls itself the \"Ramp Capital of the World\" and hosts a large festival every April in honor of the pungent wild leek. Show on map
EleanorEleanor is a town in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States, along the Kanawha River. Its population was 1,518 at the 2010 census. The town was established as a New Deal project in the 1930s and named for Eleanor Roosevelt. Like other Franklin D. Roosevelt towns around the nation (such as Greenbelt, Greenhills, Greendale, Hanford, or Norris), it was a \"sundown town\", for whites only. Show on map
WhitbyWhitby is an unincorporated community and coal town in the Winding Gulf Coalfield of southern West Virginia within Raleigh County, United States. Originally, Whitby was named Stahl. Before 1919, Bowyer was another accepted town name. By 1919, the town name of Whitby was being used. As of 1927, Whitby was the official name used by the United States Post Office. The post office closed in June 1988. From 1917 to 1982 Whitby is documented to have mined 8,995,174 tons of coal by the Bowyer Smokeless Coal Company, Sterling Smokeless Coal Company, Smith and Stover Coal Company and the R&F Coal Company. Show on map
MasonMason, also known as Mason City is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 968 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area. Mason was initially known as Waggener's Bottom. It was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1856, and named for Mason County, which was named for George Mason, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Show on map
PentressPentress is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 7 northwest of the city of Morgantown, the county seat of Monongalia County. Its elevation is 951 feet (290 m). \"Pentress\" is not the only name the community has had; at various times in its history, it has been known as Minors Mills, New Brownsville, Pentrees, Pentress Junction, Statler Town, Statlers Town, Statlersville, and Stradlerstown. The present name of Pentress was selected by an early settler who reportedly wanted a Welsh name. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26544. As of the 2010 census, its population was 175. Show on map
AltonAlton is an unincorporated community on the Buckhannon River in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. Alton is located at the junction of County Routes 32 and 11/9. The community was originally known as Pringles Mill after the local Pringle family, descendents of John and Samuel Pringle. The Pringle brothers became popular in West Virginia folklore when they took up residence in a sycamore tree and lived there until the fall of 1767, when John went back to the South Branch Potomac River valley and learned that the French and Indian War was over and that they were no longer wanted as deserters. Show on map
BenwoodBenwood is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,420 at the 2010 census. Show on map
BallardBallard is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, West Virginia, United States. Ballard is located on West Virginia Route 12 north of Peterstown. Ballard has a post office with ZIP code 24918. The community has the name of Clayton A. Ballard, an early storekeeper. Ballard is home to Ballard Christian School, which was formed in 1977. The closest high school is James Monroe High, which serves all of Monroe County. The town is also home to a variety of churches and several small business. Show on map
ViennaVienna is a city in Wood County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is next to Parkersburg. The population was 10,749 at the 2010 census. It is the third largest city by population in the Parkersburg-Vienna-Marietta metropolitan area. Show on map
SkeetersvilleSkeetersville is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. It is located one mile east of Duffields on the Uvilla-Duffields Road. The small historic community of Skeetersville was originally established by black residents of the county. It was named Skeetersville, supposedly, for the large number of \"skeeters\" found in the area. A one-room log school called the Skeetersville School was built here for black students. This school appears to have opened in 1930. The Skeetersville School was used until 1937 when the building was sold and converted into a private dwelling. Show on map
BarnumBarnum is an unincorporated community and coal town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Barnum lies on the North Branch Potomac River along a line of the Western Maryland Railroad no longer in operation. Barnum has excellent trout fishing along its banks and offers many opportunities for anglers. Barnum is located downstream from Jennings Randolph lake which is situated between West Virginia and Maryland on the North Branch of the Potomac River. The community has the name of William H. Barnum, a railroad official. Show on map
SpencerSpencer is a city in Roane County, West Virginia, USA. Originally known as \"California,\" Spencer was chartered in 1858, and named after Spencer Roane (1762–1822), a distinguished jurist from Virginia, who served on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and for whom Roane county was named. The population was 2,322 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Roane County. Spencer is the home of the annual West Virginia Black Walnut Festival. Points of interest include Charles Fork Lake, Chrystal Water and Power Company-Spencer Water and Ice Company, the McIntosh Mansion, and the Robey Theatre. Show on map
AlloyAlloy is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Alloy is located along the Kanawha River and U.S. Route 60 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Gauley Bridge. Alloy was originally known as Boncar (reverse of carbon) until the mid-1930s. Both the original placename and the current placename refer to the ferroalloy plant that still operates here (producing about 30% of all the silicon metal in North America). The metals plant was originally the Electro Metallurgical Co.; a unit of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation. Alloy has a post office with ZIP code 25002. Show on map
BoomerBoomer is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Boomer is located on the north bank of the Kanawha River 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Smithers. Boomer has a post office with ZIP code 25031. As of the 2010 census, its population was 615. The community takes its name from nearby Boomer Branch creek. Show on map
MorgantownMorgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia, and the base of the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has a permanent population of 29,660 per the 2010 census, with West Virginia University adding several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area from September through May. Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the one-of-a-kind Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system. Show on map
ElkviewElkview is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,222 at the 2010 census. It is named after the Elk River, which flows into the Kanawha River. This small town is nestled between the larger town of Clendenin, and the municipality of Kanawha County, Charleston. Show on map
NewvilleNewville is a small unincorporated community in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Newville is about 11 miles (18 km) east of Sutton. The community has no public buildings aside from the Morrison Church, but it had a combined general store, post office, and gas station until the early 1980s. There is some small-scale mountain farming in the community, and many people have kitchen gardens. Newville is 1 mile (1.6 km) from Sutton Lake at Brock Run. Newville is located 5 miles (8.0 km) from Braxton County Airport and 6 miles (9.7 km) from Interstate 79 at the Flatwoods exit. Show on map
BaileysvilleBaileysville is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia. Most of the town was purchased by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s and 1970s for construction of the R. D. Bailey Lake. The Post Office was closed in 1973. The geographic name lived on in the local high school, Baileysville High School, which served a regional area and was actually located outside of the town proper. The school was closed in 2002 after consolidating with nearby Oceana High to form Westside High School. The community has the name of James Bailey, Sr., a local pioneer. Show on map
Minnehaha SpringsMinnehaha Springs is an unincorporated community located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. It was named for the fictional Native American \"princess,\" Minnehaha, and the mineral springs on the Lockridge farm. It is the only community with this name in the United States. On the site of what is now Camp Twin Creeks warm mineral springs can still be found. Jussie's Corner Flea Market is always open for business. \"Jussie's Place\" is a local historical site to the people of Minnehaha springs. Jussies is a family owned and operated business. Their Post Office has been closed. Show on map
Mount ZionMount Zion is an unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 16 to the south of the town of Grantsville, the county seat of Calhoun County. Its elevation is 1,132 feet (345 m). Mount Zion's ZIP code is 26151. Mt. Zion is home to several of the counties essential buildings. The list includes the state road garage, Calhoun Middle/High School, and the Mt. Zion Drive In Theater & Restaurant., which is one of only 368 drive-in theaters left in the nation. Built in 1950, and the only drive-in for Central West Virginia. Show on map
DroopDroop is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in the Greenbrier River Valley. The community takes its name from nearby Droop Mountain. The area is most famous for Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the park's trails and buildings in the 1930s, as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. Today, a small museum on the park grounds houses Civil War artifacts and discusses the park's CCC history. Bi-annually, the West Virginia Reenactors Association reenacts the Droop Mountain battle. Show on map
StewartstownStewartstown is an unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia. William Stewart and his wife Elizabeth Givens Stewart originally settled Stewardstown in 1771. It lies in the region of Monongalia County, West Virginia known as The Forks of Cheat, named because that is the area where the Cheat empties (forks) into the Monongahela River. It is nestled close to the Cheat River off US-119 right on a bend in the river. There in 1775, Rev John Corbly organized the Forks-of-the-Cheat Baptist Church, the oldest continuously operating church in West Virginia. Show on map
Capon BridgeCapon Bridge is a town located in eastern Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA, along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50), approximately twenty miles west of Winchester, Virginia. The population was 355 at the 2010 census, 200 of which live within the town limits. Originally known as Glencoe, Capon Bridge was incorporated in 1902 by the Hampshire County Circuit Court. It is named because of the construction of the bridge over the Cacapon River at that place, the name of the river being derived from the Shawnee Cape-cape-de-hon, meaning \"river of medicine water\". Show on map
RoanokeRoanoke is an unincorporated community in southern Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Most of the original town is located under 60 feet (18 m) of Stonewall Jackson Lake's water. A display at the Stonewall Resort State Park's lodge tells the story of the flood-plagued town that was purchased in the 1980s by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The flood control dam at Stonewall Jackson Lake went into service in 1988. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Roanoke has also been known as \"Bush Mills\", \"Bushs Mills\", \"Roanville\", and \"Roanville Station\". Show on map
Capon LakeCapon Lake is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle region. Capon Lake is situated between Yellow Spring and Intermont at the junction of West Virginia Route 259 and Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) along the Cacapon River. Capon Springs Run empties into the Cacapon here across from the old Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge. Capon Lake takes its name from the Cacapon River's lake-like characteristics there. It was a popular picnic spot for tourists and travelers on the Winchester and Western Railroad. Show on map
Kanawha CityKanawha City is a neighborhood of the city of Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is in the southeastern part of the city, and located along WV 61 (MacCorkle Ave.) It officially starts at the 35th Street bridge, where there is a sign welcoming visitors and B&D Gastropub is located. It comprises mostly small stores and neighborhood/residential on both sides. The stores, malls, and restaurants are mostly located in the southern part of the neighborhood. The Charleston city limits end, where the small community called Kanawha Estates begins. Show on map
Three ChurchesThree Churches is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The town is located north of Romney along Jersey Mountain Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5) at a crossroads with Three Churches Hollow Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5/4). Originally known as Jersey Mountain, Three Churches was renamed for the three historic white wooden churches located there: Mount Bethel Church, Mount Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, and Branch Mountain United Methodist Church. The Three Churches Post Office is no longer in service. Show on map
WarwoodWarwood is a neighborhood of the city of Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. It lies at an elevation of 673 feet (205 m). It was named for the Warwood Tool Company. Founded by Henry Warwood of Martins Ferry, Ohio in 1854, the company was sold to Daniel L. Heiskell in 1892 and moved to a location four miles north of Wheeling. The Warwood Tool Company remains in existence to this day. Show on map
Judy GapJudy Gap is an unincorporated community in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. Judy Gap is located at the junction of U.S. Route 33 and West Virginia Route 28 8.5 miles (13.7 km) west-northwest of Franklin, just west of the mountain gap also called Judy Gap. The Judy Rocks geological formation is just to the south. North Fork Mountain is to the east, and the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River is to the west, with Spruce Mountain and Spruce Knob beyond the river. Most of the surrounding land is within the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
BrandywineBrandywine is a census-designated place (CDP) located on U.S. Highway 33 in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. The town lies along the South Fork South Branch Potomac River at its confluence with Hawes Run. As of the 2010 census, its population is 218. Located nearby within the George Washington National Forest is the Brandywine Recreation Area which includes Brandywine Lake, a reservoir on Hawes Run created by the South Fork Structure Number 13 Dam. Located near Brandywine is the Old Probst Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Show on map
New VrindabanNew Vrindaban is an unincorporated area and an ISKCON (Hare Krishna) intentional community located in Marshall County, West Virginia near Moundsville. The town consists of 1,204 acres (4.87 km2) (of which 0.1 km² is of water), and several building complexes, homes, apartment buildings, and businesses including the Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra Temple (RVC Temple) and Prabhupada's Palace of Gold. New Vrindaban was founded in 1968 under the direct guidance of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON. It is named for the Indian city of Vrindavan. Show on map
TallmansvilleTallmansville is a small unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. The ZIP code of Tallmansville is 26237; its ZCTA had a population of 418 at the 2000 census. The nearby community of Sago gained international notoriety on January 2, 2006 for the Sago Mine disaster, which killed 12 coal miners. The community of Tallmansville received its name, honoring their first postmaster Benjamin Tallman, in 1869. According to the Geographic Names Information System, the town has also had thetoponyms Stroder and Strader Station in the past. Show on map
Red CreekRed Creek is an unincorporated community in Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. Red Creek is located on West Virginia Route 72 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Parsons. Red Creek has a post office with ZIP code 26289. Originally called Flanangan Hill after early settler Ebenezer Flanagan, the community was named Red Creek by the community's first postmaster William Raines. Being a Democrat, Raines refused to name the post office after the Republican Flanagan family, and thus named it for a nearby creek. The Red Creek post office was established in 1856. Show on map
SandstoneSandstone (also New Richmond or New River Falls) is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 20 and the New River to the north of the city of Hinton, the county seat of Summers County. Its elevation is 1,352 feet (412 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25985. Historic variant names were New River Falls and New Richmond. Sandstone takes its name from an old sandstone quarry. Part of Paramount's 1994 film Lassie was shot here. Show on map
SimpsonSimpson is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, West Virginia. It is the hometown of Randal McCloy, sole survivor of the 2006 Sago Mine disaster at Sago in Upshur County. Simpson is located east of Flemington along the Right Fork Simpson Creek on County Route 13 in proximity to Tygart Lake State Park. Simpson also has its own post office, established in 1885 and currently in operation. The community takes its name from nearby Simpson Creek. Show on map
RidgeleyRidgeley is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States, and part of the Cumberland Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 675 at the 2010 census. Ridgeley was initially known as St. Clairsville, named for Sir John St Clair, Lt Colonel and Quartermaster General for the British General Edward Braddock. St Clair accompanied Braddock on his ill-fated march on Fort Duquesne and his disastrous defeat on July 9, 1755. It was incorporated as Ridgeley on November 28, 1914, named for the former owners of the land upon which the town was built. Show on map
BluewellBluewell, West Virginia is an unincorporated census-designated place on United States Highway 52 in Mercer County, West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, its population is 2,184. It is the terminus of West Virginia Route 20. The community has no post office, its residences being a part of Bluefield for postal purposes. Its name is derived from being halfway between Bluefield and Bramwell. The community is home to several businesses and establishments including Echostar, affiliated with Dish Network. The community is adjacent to Pinnacle Rock State Park. Show on map
HansroteHansrote is an unincorporated community village in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia located along the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) mainline on the Potomac River. Hansrote is northeast of Magnolia and southwest of Doe Gully. Stuart Tunnel connected Hansrote and Magnolia by railroad, but today Hansrote is accessible by way of Hansrote Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 12/2) from Magnolia Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 12). The former B&O mainline is now part of CSX Transportation and is a popular location with railfans. Show on map
NortonNorton is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. Norton is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west of Elkins, at the junction of County Route 151 and Corridor H. Norton had a post office, which closed on November 12, 2011. It is a former coal town operated by the West Virginia Coal and Coke Company from the early 1900s until the late 1950s. Besides the mine, the town was once home to a company store, a company bank, and the Norton Grade School. The denominationally unaffiliated Norton Community Church still serves the town. Show on map
Elk GardenElk Garden is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the 'Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 232 at the 2010 census. Elk Garden High School was consolidated into Keyser High School in 1997. However the Primary School is still in session, offering classes from Pre-Kindergarten through the fifth grade. The school mascot is the Elk Garden Stags. Elk Garden was incorporated in 1890 by the Mineral County Circuit Court. It is named for an elk lick near the original town site. Show on map
BelvaBelva is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in west Nicholas County and north Fayette County, West Virginia, United States; while the CDP only includes the Nicholas County portion, the Fayette County portion is considered part of the community. The town is situated at the bottomland surrounding the convergence of Bells Creek with Twentymile Creek and, subsequently, Twenty Mile Creek with the Gauley River. Belva is also the location of the convergence of two state highways: West Virginia Route 16 and West Virginia Route 39. Show on map
SodSod (also Scioto) is an unincorporated community in northeastern Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 214 east of the town of Hamlin, the county seat of Lincoln County. Its elevation is 781 feet (238 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25564. Sod is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Show on map
Short GapShort Gap is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia located at the intersection of Routes 956 and 28; about 8 miles from Cumberland, MD. The community is home to Frankfort High School, as well as Frankfort Middle School, which serve the northern part of Mineral County, including students from the towns of Ridgeley and Fort Ashby. The ZIP codes for Short Gap are 26753 (Ridgeley, WV) and 26726 (Keyser, WV). Located in Short Gap on Knobley Road is Stewart's Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Show on map
BridgeportBridgeport is a city in Harrison County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 8,149 at the 2010 census. The town of Bridgeport had its beginning in pre-American Revolutionary War times. In 1764, John Simpson entered the area and gave his name to Simpson Creek. Bridgeport was chartered in 1816. When the town was incorporated in 1887, it established the office of mayor and town council. The city currently employs a City Manager. Bridgeport is home to Meadowbrook Mall, a 100-store regional shopping complex serving North-Central West Virginia. Show on map
BloomeryBloomery is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Bloomery is located along the Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127), northwest of Winchester, Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Bloomery community has a population of 321. Bloomery was named for its one-time importance as a center of bloomeries for iron smelting. The first of Bloomery's iron furnaces was constructed in 1770. In 1814, a post office was established here. Show on map
Pine GrovePine Grove is a town in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 552 at the 2010 census. It was so named because it was settled in a large pine thicket. The town is one mile north of Dominion Energy's large Hastings Extraction Station, which separates natural gas into various subproducts such as butane. The Hastings plant is unique in that there are traffic signals approximately 0.75-mile away from the plant in either direction to stop traffic in case of an emergency. The community was named for a grove of pine trees near the original town site. Show on map
PhilippiPhilippi (pronounced 'FILL-uh-pea') is a city in — and the county seat of — Barbour County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 2,966 at the 2010 census. In 1861, the city was the site of the Battle of Philippi, known as \"The Philippi Races\". Although a minor skirmish, this is considered the earliest notable land action of the American Civil War. For over a century, Philippi has been home to Alderson Broaddus University, a four-year liberal-arts school affiliated with the American Baptist Churches. The city has a weekly newspaper, The Barbour Democrat. Show on map
BolivarBolivar (/ˈbɒlᵻvər/ rhymes with Oliver) is a town in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The population was 1,045 at the 2000 census and was exactly the same number in the 2010 census. The citizens of Bolivar chose to name their town for the South American revolutionary leader, Simón Bolívar (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830). Show on map
Keyes Ferry AcresKeyes Ferry Acres is an unincorporated community planned community in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. Keyes Ferry Acres lies to the south of Blue Ridge Acres on the Loudoun Heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The entrances to this community are off County Route 32, titled \"Chestnut Hill Road\". The community takes its name from Keyes Ferry, which operated at that location in the 18th and 19th centuries.Keyes Ferry Acres is a town which contains the communities of Harpers Ferry Campsites, Shenanwood, and Wide River Farm. Show on map
MonkeytownMonkeytown is a small hamlet in Pendleton County, West Virginia, on the mountain slope above the hamlet of Riverton. It is located on U.S. Route 33 on the western face of North Fork Mountain. This town was never incorporated as a town, but has existed as an area relevant to local people. The area was inhabited by Native American tribes long before being settled by European immigrants. Those who now live in the area are a mixture of German, Swiss, Irish, Scottish, and English descent. The population is now less than fifty persons. Show on map
HeatersHeaters is a small unincorporated community in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Heaters is situated about three miles north of Flatwoods on U.S. Route 19, which is a paved two-lane road. Access to I-79 is at Flatwoods. Heater's has a United States Postal Service post office and the ZIP Code is 26627. Heaters has no stoplight, no gas station, nor a general store. It used to have two bars, \"The Boardwalk\" and \"Nancy's,\" both of which are now closed. The Boardwalk has become a restaurant, and Nancy's closed outright. Show on map
ArnoldsburgArnoldsburg (also Arnoldsburgh) is an unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 33 at the point where West Virginia Route 16 heads southward; it is several miles south of the county seat of Grantsville. Its elevation is 738 feet (225 m). The West Fork Little Kanawha River flows through the community. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25234. Arnoldsburg derives its name from Charles Arnold, a local schoolteacher. Show on map
Ellison RidgeEllison Ridge is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. Ellison Ridge is southwest of Hinton and southeast of Beckley. Ellison Ridge is close to where the settlement of Lilly once stood, which was abandoned when the Bluestone Dam project began. Ellison Ridge has a parking lot allowing access to the convergence of the Little Bluestone River and the Bluestone River. A pedestrian bridge across the Little Bluestone River which allows access to the foot path through Bluestone State Park. Show on map
WashingtonWashington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wood County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,175 at the 2010 census. The community was named after George Washington. The CDP is home to the Washington Works, one of the largest single facilities of chemicals manufacturing giant DuPont. Also home to Sabic Plastics Washington Works (previously GE Plastics, acquired from Borg Warner Plastics, née Marbon), Kuraray Washington Works, and a Linde air separation plant. Show on map
Sand ForkSand Fork is a town in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 159 at the 2010 census. It is located along the Little Kanawha River, at the mouth of the Sand Fork. Sand Fork was incorporated in 1903 as Layopolis, named for William R. Lay, an employee of the Eureka Pipe Line Company, which operated in oil fields in the area. Prior to 1983, the town was known as Layopolis, while its post office was known as Sand Fork. The town's name was changed to Sand Fork by the results of an election in 1983. Show on map
ChesterChester is a city in Hancock County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,585 at the 2010 census. Chester was established in 1896, but not incorporated until 1907. The city is named after J. Chester McDonald, one of the city's original planners. Chester is home to the Chester teapot, the World's Largest Teapot. Little Blue Run Lake, the U.S.'s largest coal slurry waste impound is located next to the town. Show on map
FenwickFenwick is a census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States, adjacent to and immediately west of Richwood. As of the 2010 census, its population was 116. The town is situated at the bottomland surrounding the mouth of the Big Laurel Creek at its confluence with the Cherry River and has an elevation of 649 m (2129 ft). Fenwick is also the location of the convergence of three state highways: WV 55, WV 39, and WV 20 and acts as the western terminus of the Highland Scenic Highway. Show on map
Cedar GroveCedar Grove is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. Cedar Grove was incorporated in 1902. Its name is derived from the fact that at the time the town was established, a large juniper forest, misidentified as cedars by early settlers, was growing at that location. Cedar Grove is the site of Fort Kelley and the oldest settlement in the Kanawha Valley, dating from 1773. Landmarks located here include the Tompkins Home (1844) and the Old Brick Church (1853). Show on map
KermitKermit is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 406 at the 2010 census. Kermit is located along the Tug Fork, opposite Warfield, Kentucky. The Norfolk Southern Railway's Kenova District runs through town. The community was earlier known by the names \"Lower Burning Creek,\" \"East Warfield,\" and \"Warfield.\" The name was changed to \"Kermit\" when a post office was established in 1906. Kermit was named for Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, and incorporated in 1909. Show on map
Burnt FactoryBurnt Factory is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, West Virginia north of Berkeley Springs. It is located along Sand Mine Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 38/1) off Hancock Road (U.S. Route 522) and is the site of the U.S. Silica Company's Berkeley Springs plant. U.S. Silica is a leading producer of high quality ground and unground silica sand, kaolin clay, and aplite. These materials are mostly extracted from Warm Spring Ridge directly across U.S. Route 522 from the facility in Burnt Factory. Show on map
Cherry GroveCherry Grove is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. Cherry Grove lies within the Monongahela National Forest at the confluence of Big Run with the North Fork South Branch Potomac River. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Cherry Grove has also been known throughout its history as Big Run, Big Run School, Champe Rocks, Mullenax, Mullenun, and Mullenux. The present name is derived from the local Cherry Grove school. Champe Rocks are located some 20 miles north of Cherry Grove and would not have been an alternate name. Show on map
RipponRippon is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia south of Charles Town designated as a village by the Jefferson County Commission. The village of Rippon developed in the mid-19th century at the crossroads of the Berryville and Charles Town Turnpike (U.S. Route 340), Withers-LaRue Road, and Myerstown Road. The town was named after nearby Ripon Lodge, although an extra \"p\" was added to avoid confusion with a town in Wisconsin. According to the 2000 census, the town has a population of 223. Show on map
FrenchburgFrenchburg is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Frenchburg is located along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) where the Little Cacapon River is formed by the confluence of the North and South forks of the Little Cacapon east of Shanks. Frenchburg is also the location of the southern terminus of Little Cacapon River Road (County Route 50/9) on U.S. Route 50. Frenchburg is primarily known for the events that took place there during the American Civil War. Show on map
EllenboroEllenboro is a town in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 363 at the 2010 census. The town is located at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and West Virginia Route 16; the North Bend Rail Trail also passes through the town. The town was named for Ellen Mariah Williamson, the eldest daughter of the family that granted a right of way for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to build their line through the town; an earlier name for the community was Shumley. Ellenboro was incorporated in 1903. Show on map
ProctorProctor (also referred to as Austinville or Proctors) is an unincorporated community in northwestern Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. It lies on West Virginia Route 2 along the Ohio River, north of the city of New Martinsville, the county seat of Wetzel County. Its elevation is 630 feet (192 m). Because the community has borne multiple names, the Board on Geographic Names officially designated it \"Proctor\" in 1980. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26055. The community was named after a pioneer settler named Proctor. Show on map
Sinks GroveSinks Grove is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, West Virginia, United States. Sinks Grove is located on West Virginia Route 3 north of Union. Sinks Grove has a post office with ZIP code 24976. The \"sinks\" in Sinks Grove refers to the many dolines or sinkholes throughout the community. Monroe County was once called \"The Land of Sinks\" for this effect of its heavily karstic geology. Sinks Grove is part of the Second Creek watershed, draining into the Greenbrier River and then into the New River. Show on map
RosedaleRosedale is an unincorporated community in Braxton and Gilmer counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It lies along the Right Fork Steer Creek, at an elevation of 778 feet (237 m). The community was named after wild rose bushes near the original town site. Show on map
RadaRada is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Rada is located on U.S. Highway 220/West Virginia Route 28 between Junction and Purgitsville in southwest Hampshire County along Mill Creek. It lies at an intersection of US 220/WV 28 with Rada Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 220/7). Rada once had its own post office and school in operation here until the early 20th century. The community was named after Rada Dany, child of the postmaster during its operation. Show on map
AugustaAugusta is an unincorporated community in central Hampshire County, West Virginia. It is located along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) at the northern terminus of Augusta-Ford Hill Road (County Route 7) between Shanks and Pleasant Dale, east of Romney. According to the 2000 census, the Augusta community has a population of 4,728. Because of its location at the center of Hampshire County, Augusta is home to the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, the , and the Hampshire County Health Department. Show on map
JenkinjonesJenkinjones is an unincorporated community and coal town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. It lies on the western flanks of Stone Ridge near the border with Tazewell County, Virginia. The Pocahontas Fuel Company Store and Office Buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Its post office was established on October 15, 1912. During the years of 1961-1975 it is documented that 8,290,780 tons of coal were mined by the Pocahontas Fuel Co Inc. at Jenkinjones. Show on map
McGrawsMcGraws is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States. McGraws is 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Mullens. The community was named after John and M. P. McGraw, the original owners of the town site. Show on map
MagnoliaMagnolia is an unincorporated community hamlet northeast of Paw Paw in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia on the Potomac River. Magnolia is located along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mainline and east of where the Western Maryland Railway crosses the Potomac, bypassing a series of bends in the river. As a depot and water station on the B&O, Magnolia has been known by a number of names including Magnolia Dale, Magnolia Vale, and sometimes as Water Station Number 12 on the railroad. Show on map
SlanesvilleSlanesville is an unincorporated community in northeastern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Slanesville is located at the crossroads of Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 29) with Slanesville Pike (Hampshire County Route 3) and Cold Stream Road (Hampshire County Route 45/20). Slanesville Pike and Cold Stream Road formerly made up the Springfield Grade Road that ran from Capon Bridge to Springfield. According to the 2000 census, the Slanesville community has a population of 691. Show on map
North SpringNorth Spring is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States. It is located on Route 52/1 which is known as Little Cub Creek Road. It also is home to one of the oldest buildings in West Virginia, a one-room church that sits on the hill at the confluence of Trace Fork Creek and Little Cub Creek. It is also home to the oldest post office in the state, although it has been closed since the flood of 2009. In the 2010 Census, North Spring has a total of 339 residents. Show on map
PointsPoints is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Points community has a population of 478. Points is named for its location at an intersection, namely where Jersey Mountain Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 5) and the old Springfield Grade Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 3) intersect. From Springfield to Points, the grade has been renamed Springfield Pike and from Points to Slanesville, it has been renamed Slanesville Pike. Show on map
EverettvilleEverettville is an unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. Everettville is located along County Route 45 and Little Indian Creek, 7.3 miles (11.7 km) southwest of Morgantown. Everettville had a post office, which closed on November 2, 2002. On April 30, 1927, an explosion at the Federal No. 3 Coal Mine in Everettville caused the death of approximately 111 coal miners, a disaster that ranks among the deadliest coal mine accidents in United States history. Show on map
PagePage is a census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 224. It was named for William Nelson Page (1854-1932), a civil engineer and industrialist who lived in nearby Ansted, where he managed Gauley Mountain Coal Company and many iron, coal, and railroad enterprises. Page owned a coal and coking company at Page and was the first president of The Virginian Railway Company (now a part of Norfolk Southern). Show on map
AnawaltAnawalt is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. At one time it was known as Jeanette. The population was 226 at the 2010 census. Anawalt was incorporated in 1949. It is named in honor of Colonel Anawalt, who was then manager of Union Supply Company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company. Coal mining remains the town's chief industry. Anawalt is the closest town for the unincorporated communities of Jenkinjones, Conklintown, Pageton, Leckie, and Little Creek. Show on map
CampbellsCampbells is an unincorporated community in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia along the old Western Maryland Railroad line on the Potomac River. Campbells is accessible by way of Doe Gulley Lane (West Virginia Secondary Route 18/2) from Doe Gully to its east. Because of its past function as a station on the railroad, Campbells is a popular railfan site. Campbells and the remaining railroad buildings there are within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Show on map
WarWar is a city in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 862 at the 2010 census. War was incorporated in 1920 by the Circuit Court of McDowell County. Its name is derived from War Creek, whose confluence with Dry Fork is located within the city. War is the only place in the United States with this name. War was formerly known as Miner's City. It is well known for being a setting in the movie \"October Sky\" as writer Homer Hickam's Big Creek High School. Show on map
DahmerDahmer is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. Established in 1896, Dahmer is the only place in the United States bearing this name. Its post office was discontinued December 1, 1941. The community was named after John G. Dahmer, a late 19th-century resident. Show on map
Scott DepotScott Depot is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. It is located along Crooked Creek at and downstream from the creek's intersection with Teays Valley Road. The zipcode is 25560. It is part of the census-designated place of Teays Valley which is a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Show on map
Gauley BridgeGauley Bridge is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 614 at the 2010 census. The Kanawha River is formed at Gauley Bridge by the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers. Two miles to the southeast of Gauley Bridge, in Glen Ferris, West Virginia, is Kanawha Falls, a popular stopping point on Midland Trail Scenic Highway. The community was named after a bridge over the Gauley River near the original town site. Gauley Bridge was close to the site of the Hawk's Nest incident, in which hundreds of lives were lost in the 1920s and 1930s. Show on map
Yellow SpringYellow Spring is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Yellow Spring community has a population of 296. Yellow Spring is named after the \"Yellow Spring\" located there on the Cacapon River. The community lies at the junction of West Virginia Route 259 and Cacapon River Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 14). Yellow Spring is sometimes incorrectly listed or referred to as Yellowspring or Yellow Springs. Show on map
HoyHoy is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located southwest of Slanesville and northwest of Hanging Rock at the intersection of Offutt School Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 45/8) and Hoy Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 45/13). A series of hills separates the community from the North River which lies to its east. Hoy once operated its own post office and elementary school before consolidation of both with Slanesville. Show on map
BerylBeryl was an unincorporated community and coal town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. Homes and properties were slowly purchased over the years by Westvaco paper company. By the late 1900s, all the residents were gone, and the last standing home became an office for the Westvaco woodyard. Currently, only New Page Paper (formerly Westvaco) and Kingsford Charcoal occupy the location of the town. West Virginia Route 46 allows for the only mode of transportation to Beryl. Beryl Abernathy, the onetime postmaster, gave the community her name. Show on map
JunctionJunction is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Historically referred to as Moorefield Junction, Junction received its name because of its location at the crossroads of U.S. Route 220/West Virginia Route 28 and the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50). The community is located along Mill Creek. On Trinity Road (County Route 220/11) lies Junction's Trinity Church and its newest major residential development, Autumn Ridge. Show on map
FettermanFetterman is an unincorporated community or populated place located in Taylor County, West Virginia. The elevation is 1,024 feet (312 m). Fetterman appears on the Grafton U.S. Geological Survey Map. Taylor County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5) and in postal zip code 26354. Fetterman was one of the early settlements in what became Taylor County, Virginia, (later West Virginia). It was located at the crossing of the Tygart Valley River by the Northwestern Turnpike. Show on map
Capon Springs Station (historical)Capon Springs Station was an unincorporated community hamlet in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia centered on a station on the Winchester and Western Railroad. Located along Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) where Dry Run meets Capon Springs Run on the western end of Middle Ridge, Capon Springs Station served as a stop for guests at the Capon Springs Resort in Capon Springs and people picnicking at Capon Lake on the Cacapon River. Show on map
Jumping BranchJumping Branch is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States, located west of Hinton. The name Jumping Branch originated as settlers had to cross a stream to enter the area by crossing over a fallen tree before it was bridged. The Lilly Crews cemetery is located there as well. Jumping Branch has a post office with ZIP code 25969. A portion of the Giles-Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike ran through Jumping Branch. The route is unverifiable. Show on map
CabinsCabins is an unincorporated community on the North Fork South Branch Potomac River in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. Cabins lies within the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Cabins has also been known throughout its history as Cabin, Corner, Corners, and Hyre's Rock. The Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon Cabins as the community's name in 1965. Show on map
TalcottTalcott (also Rolinsburgh or Rollinsburg) is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 3 and the Greenbrier River to the east of the city of Hinton, the county seat of Summers County. Its elevation is 1,526 feet (465 m), and it is located at about 37°39′2″N 80°45′4″W / 37.65056°N 80.75111°W (37.6506762, -80.7511921). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 24981. Show on map
Roneys PointRoneys Point is an unincorporated community in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. Roneys Point is located along Little Wheeling Creek on the National Road (U.S. Route 40) between Point Mills and Valley Camp. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Roney's point most likely was named for an early settler with the surname Roney (first name unknown). Show on map
DelrayDelray is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Delray is located in the North River Valley along Delray Road (West Virginia Route 29) between Sedan and Rio. According to the 2000 census, the Delray community has a population of 151. Delray began a small agricultural community in the late eighteenth century. Its first storekeeper, John McDonald, owned and operated a stave mill and a barrell factory near his residence. The name Delray most likely is a name derived from Spanish meaning \"of the king\". Show on map
Oak HillOak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. The micropolitan area is also included in the Beckley-Oak Hill, WV Combined Statistical Area. The population was 7,730 at the 2010 census. Country singer Hank Williams was discovered to be dead while the car in which he was a passenger was stopped in Oak Hill, and Oak Hill is generally accepted to be his place of death. Show on map
ManningtonMannington is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States located in the hills of North-Central West Virginia. Known as Mannington since 1856, the town is rich with history and heritage – from Native American relics to frontiersmen and their settlements to Civil War legends. Perhaps what makes Mannington most unusual is the impact of the oil and gas boom in 1890 that literally changed the shape of the town. The population was 2,063 at the 2010 census. Show on map
French CreekFrench Creek is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States. French Creek is 9½ miles south of the county seat, Buckhannon, West Virginia, on West Virginia Route 20. It is home to the West Virginia State Wildlife Center — formerly the \"French Creek Game Farm\" — a zoological park featuring native and introduced fauna. Popular exhibits at the center include American bison, North American river otters, black bears and mountain lions. Show on map
GilbertGilbert is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 450 at the 2010 census. Gilbert was incorporated in 1918 and named for Gilbert Creek, which derives its name from the name of an early traveler in the area who was killed by Native Americans in the area. Gilbert is known nationwide for the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails that are located in the area. There are a number of lodges and restaurants in Gilbert. Show on map
CarpendaleCarpendale is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States, and part of the 'Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 977 at the 2010 census. Carpendale was incorporated on January 2, 1990 by the Circuit Court. The town is a combination of three subdivisions of which its name reflects: Carpenters Addition, Millerdale I, and Millerdale II. There are no stores in Carpendale and there is only one road in and out of the town. Show on map
IntermontIntermont is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States located along West Virginia Route 259 on the Cacapon River. It was originally known as Mutton Run until 1920 when its name was changed to Intermont. Because of Mutton Run's location on the Winchester and Western Railroad, it may have been renamed after the Intermountain Construction Company that completed the railroad from Winchester to Wardensville. Their post office is closed. Show on map
FanrockFanrock is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States, along Indian Creek. Fanrock was home to one of the most unusual airports in the United States. Swope Farm Airfield was a private airfield on a hillside of W.O. Swope's farm. It had a slope of 11% and it was sharply curved at the high end. It was only 1250 feet long, which made takeoffs and landings extremely difficult. The airfield has fallen into disuse in recent years. Show on map
Teays ValleyTeays Valley (/ˈteɪz/ TAYZ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. The place is divided into the two districts of Teays Valley and Scott Depot. The population was 13,175 at the 2010 census. Teays Valley is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Show on map
GordonGordon is an unincorporated community and coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Gordon is approximately 12 miles from Madison. Gordon is accessible from Boone County Route 26, which is located right off West Virginia Route 85 at the Van Bridge split. Gordon was named in 1883-1884 by Asa White, the postmaster, after a favorite nephew, Gordon Mason. It has also been known as Detroit for the Detroit Mining Company which had a mine there. Show on map
BerryvilleBerryville is a former independent community in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Located south of downtown Berkeley Springs, Berryville sprouted up along U.S. Route 522 at the beginning of the 20th century; first as a farming community and then as a residential extension of a growing Berkeley Springs. It remains outside the Bath town limits. Berryville includes Berkeley Springs High School, Widmyer Elementary School, and Greenway Cemetery. Show on map
RacineRacine is a census-designated place (CDP) in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 256. The community was named after Racine, Ohio, the native home of first settlers. Racine is home to the Racine Volunteer Fire Department which covers 174 square miles (450 km2) in its first response area. The John Slack Park is also located in Racine next to the Fire Department. Show on map
Barnes MillBarnes Mill is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located along the Little Cacapon River on Little Cacapon River Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 50/9) north of Frenchburg. The original \"Barnes Mill\", from which the community takes its name, was built here on the Little Cacapon in 1813. The community was served by a post office in the 19th century. Barnes Mill was formerly known as Barnes Mills. Show on map
Big ChimneyBig Chimney is a census-designated place (CDP) located on U.S. Route 119 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 627. It is accessible by West Virginia Route 114 or exit 5 from I-79. The center of town includes a Hardee's, a drug store, hardware store and grocery store, along with a few smaller businesses. The town is named after the tall chimney of the local salt works, which was a prominent landmark. Show on map
BerwindBerwind is a census-designated place on the Dry Fork in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 278. The town of Berwind is named for Edward Julius Berwind owner of the Berwind Company and it was later incorporated in 1905. Berwind is the hometown of Vern Bickford, a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Braves in Boston (1948-1952) and Milwaukee (1953), and for the Baltimore Orioles (1954). Show on map
BurnsvilleBurnsville is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the Little Kanawha River and Saltlick Creek. The population was 510 at the 2010 census. Burnsville was incorporated in 1902 by the Circuit Court and named for Captain John Burns who operated the first sawmill in that section of the state and who established the town shortly after the close of the American Civil War. It was named \"All West Virginia City\" in 1976. Show on map
ManMan is a town in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 759 at the 2010 census. The town is located along the Guyandotte River at the mouth of Buffalo Creek, which was the site of the 1972 Buffalo Creek Flood following a dam collapse. The name of the town reportedly derives from the last syllable of the surname of Ulysses Hinchman, who was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from Logan County between 1866 and 1869. Show on map
TwilightTwilight is a census-designated place (CDP) in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 90. Twilight is approximately 20 miles from Madison. Twilight is accessible from Boone County Route 26, which is located right off West Virginia Route 85 at the Van Bridge split. The name Twilight was chosen by the United States Postal Service in 1949 out of several names submitted. The ZIP code for Twilight is 25204. Show on map
Cabin CreekCabin Creek is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Cabin Creek is located on the south bank of the Kanawha River at the mouth of Cabin Creek, southeast of Chesapeake. It was the site of an early African-American community in the late nineteenth century. A notable resident was Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. and his family, who had moved there from Virginia. An exit on the West Virginia Turnpike is located near here. Show on map
Paw PawPaw Paw is a town in Morgan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 508 at the 2010 census. The town is known for the nearby Paw Paw Tunnel. Paw Paw was incorporated by the Circuit Court of Morgan County on April 8, 1891 and named for the pawpaw, a wild fruit which formerly grew in abundance throughout this region. Paw Paw is the westernmost incorporated community in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
HillsdaleHillsdale is a large community/residential area in Kanawha County and is part of the Charleston area, but stretches past city limits. It can be accessed by Hillsdale Drive, Westmoreland Road (Interstate 77, exit #102), or Cora Street. It is surrounded by extensive woodlands, stretching to Eden's Fork (exit 106, near Kanawha Twomile Creek). This residential area takes up the entire hill, and is close to Charleston so many people enjoy living here. Show on map
Keslers Cross LanesKessler's Cross Lanes (sometimes misspelled as Kesler's Cross Lanes on maps) is an unincorporated community along Route 129 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. Just south of Kessler's Cross Lanes is Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, which is a park of historical interest; a Civil War battle was fought at the site in 1863. Located nearby is the Capt. John Halstead Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Show on map
Elk ForestElk Forest is a residential community out Elk Forest road, which turns off U.S. Route 119 in Kanawha County West Virginia. Originally built in the late 1950s-early 1960s, it is a part of Mink Shoals, originally willed for development by Amanda Pitzer at her death, now buried at a small cemetery across the road from Elk Forest along Ventura Acres Rd.It is directly opposite Dutch Road which is a part of the Old German Settlement at Mink Shoals. Show on map
RuckmanRuckman is an unincorporated community farming community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Ruckman is located at the intersections of Ash Ruckman Road (WV Secondary Route 7/4) with J.C. Ruckman (WV Secondary Route 12/6) and Edgar Loy (WV Secondary Route 7/7) Roads south of Augusta and northeast of Kirby. It is named for the Ruckman family that is still prevalent in the area. Ruckman's post office is no longer in operation. Show on map
MountviewMountview is an unincorporated community in Raleigh and Summers counties, West Virginia, United States. Mountview is west of Hinton and southeast of Beckley. County Routes 3/1, 3/12, and 19/22 are in Mountview. There are two ponds: one near Mt. View Road and another near Country Route 3/12. Spicelick Creek, Glade Creek, and Farley Creek run through the town. Features close to Mountview are Lake View Golf Course and the artificial Flat Top Lake. Show on map
ScherrScherr is an unincorporated community in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. The community's name is pronounced like \"sheer.\" Scherr lies to the west of the community of Greenland at the crossroads of West Virginia Route 42, West Virginia Route 93, and U.S. Route 48 (Corridor H). Scherr is home to a rock quarry, asphalt plant, and a small country store. The Scherr Formation is named after this town, and the type locality of the formation is here. The community was named after Arnold C. Scherr, a state official who was instrumental in securing a post office for the town. Show on map
TomahawkTomahawk is an unincorporated community on Back Creek in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The community is named for a nearby series of springs in the shape of a tomahawk. The community includes the historic Tomahawk Presbyterian Church, established c. 1745, and its adjacent community cemetery, which has gravestones dating to the late 18th century. Tomahawk Spring and the Park's Gap Bridge were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Show on map
KegleyKegley is an unincorporated community in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Kegley is located along U.S. Route 19 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Princeton. Kegley has a post office with ZIP code 24731.Kegley is named after Daniel Kegley who ran the post office at the train depot. Kegley has two businesses. J's Grocery a small convenience store on US 19 across from the Kegley post office. Duke's garage is located on Bluestone Road. Show on map
Blues BeachBlues Beach is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Blue Beach is a predominantly river camp community located south of Springfield and north of Wappocomo on West Virginia Route 28 along the South Branch Potomac River. Blue Beach is also the location of the John Blue Bridge, commonly referred to as \"Blue Beach Bridge.\" Long Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 28/4) intersects with WV 28 here. Show on map
BereaBerea (also Seven-Day Mill or Seventh Day Settlement) is an unincorporated community in southeastern Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 74 southeast of the town of Harrisville, the county seat of Ritchie County. Its elevation is 751 feet (229 m). Although it is unincorporated nor has a post office, the ZIP code is 26327. Postal customers are serviced by the Harrisville and Auburn post offices. The community was named after the city of Berea, mentioned in the Bible. Show on map
East LynnEast Lynn is an unincorporated community in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States, located along the banks of Twelvepole Creek about eight miles south of the county seat, Wayne. It was also known as Mouth of Little Lynn. East Lynn is a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Show on map
HometownHometown is a census-designated place (CDP) located along the Kanawha River on West Virginia Route 62 in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 668. Hometown has 6 streets that are intersected by 1 street. There is an elementary school. The red house on the left in the photo was built by Thomas M. Brown and Ella Mae Criner Brown in the early 1920s, and was the first house built at Hometown. Show on map
Willow IslandWillow Island is an unincorporated community in Pleasants County, West Virginia, United States. Willow Island is located on the Ohio River at the junction of West Virginia Route 2 and County Highway 10, 3 miles (4.8 km) west-southwest of Belmont. Willow Island had a post office, which opened on October 17, 1946, and closed on May 25, 1991. The Pleasants Power Station, site of the 1978 Willow Island disaster, is located in Willow Island. Show on map
StringtownStringtown is a small, unincorporated community located along the Stringtown Road near Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia. It traces its route from east to west beginning on West Virginia Route 92, until it intersects with Cross Road, which exits back onto WV 92, turns south until it intersects with Laurel Mountain Road. On the way, it also intersects with Hunters Fork Road which travels north and also empties back onto WV 92. Show on map
HamlinHamlin, originally named \"Hamline,\" is a town in Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States, along the Mud River. The population was recorded as 1,142 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lincoln County. Hamlin is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Show on map
MiltonMilton is a town in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,423 at the 2010 census. Milton is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649. The town was named after Milton Reece, the original owner of the town site. Show on map
VanvilleVanville is an unincorporated community in the south-east portion of Berkeley County, West Virginia. The center of the community of Vanville is at the intersection of Airport Rd, Strobridge Rd, Near Bethel's Way, and Classic Vanville Rd. The community is named after the Vanville Church of Christ. The church is located on the corner of Classic Vanville Rd and Airport Rd. Part of the Eastern WV Regional Airport is located in Vanville. Show on map
AshlandAshland is an unincorporated community located in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Located on the headwaters of the North Fork of Elkhorn Creek, it is also the location of the national historic Ashland Company Store and the Ashland Trailhead for the Indian Ridge Trail, a part of the Hatfield McCoy Trail System. It is the birthplace of 1960s soul singer Garnet Mimms. The Ashland Resort is located one mile above Ashland. Show on map
West HamlinWest Hamlin is a town in Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 774 at the 2010 census. West Hamlin is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New estimates from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. West Hamlin is west of the county seat at Hamlin, hence the name. Show on map
LesageLesage is a census-designated place (CDP) on Ohio River Road in Cabell County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,358. It is the nearest community to Clover Site, a National Historic Landmark. Lesage is a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. The community was named after Jules F. M. LeSage, an early settler. Show on map
OnaOna is a small unincorporated community along US 60 (the old Midland Trail) in Cabell County, West Virginia. It is situated roughly halfway between the towns of Barboursville to the west and Milton to the east. Ona is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Show on map
Mineral WellsMineralwells, also known as Mineral Wells, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wood County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,950 at the 2010 census. The United States Census Bureau calls the community Mineralwells, although the United States Postal Service renamed the community's post office in the late 1990s to Mineral Wells. Show on map
Bubbling SpringBubbling Spring is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Bubbling Spring is situated on Cacapon River Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 14) along the Cacapon River south of Capon Bridge and north of Hooks Mills. It takes its name from the Bubbling Spring on the Cacapon there. Bubbling Spring has been known as Bubbling Spring Camps, Cacapon Bubbling Spring Camps, and Crystal Spring. Show on map
NorthforkNorthfork is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA, located on US Route 52 between Welch and Bluefield. The population was 429 at the 2010 census. Northfork was incorporated in 1901, so named because of its location on the north fork of the Elkhorn Creek at its junction with the south fork. It was consolidated with the town of Clark on March 26, 1948. The town also has a museum which has a variety of coal mining items. Show on map
PowhatanPowhatan is an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia located approximately one mile from Northfork, West Virginia. The community probably took its name from the local Powhatan Coal Company. Show on map
WaverlyWaverly (also known as Bull Creek) is a census-designated place (CDP) in northeastern Wood County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 395. It lies along the Ohio River on West Virginia Route 2, northeast of the city of Parkersburg, the county seat of Wood County. Its elevation is 620 feet (189 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 26184 and a school. Show on map
WardensvilleWardensville is a town in Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 271 at the 2010 census. Originally named Trout Run, Wardensville was chartered in Virginia in 1832 and incorporated in West Virginia in 1879. The present name is after Fort Warden, which once stood here. Other local history sources claim its namesake was Jacob Warden, a local storekeeper. In the 1820 United States Census, the population center of the United States was recorded as being about 3 miles northeast of the town. Show on map
Nutter FortNutter Fort is a town in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States, incorporated in 1923. The town is a southeastern suburb of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Since 1996, Nutter Fort has held the West Virginia Blackberry Festival during the first weekend of August. The population was 1,593 at the 2010 census. The town is also home to the Harrison County Sheriffs Department and the Harrison County Bureau of Emergency Services. Show on map
JacoxJacox is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Jacox is 6 miles (9.7 km) southwest of Hillsboro. The community was named the local Jacox family of pioneer settlers. Show on map
ChesapeakeChesapeake is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,554 at the 2010 census. The town is situated on the Kanawha River. Chesapeake was incorporated in 1949 and named for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, which has served the community since 1873. It is also the hometown of NFL player Chris Massey, long snapper for the St. Louis Rams. The current Mayor of Chesapeake is Janet Armentrout. Show on map
ClothierClothier is an unincorporated community in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Clothier is located along West Virginia Route 17 8 miles (13 km) south of Madison. Clothier has a post office with ZIP code 25047. Clothier was named after the proprietor of a coal mine. In 1974, Jack Corn, a DOCUMERICA photographer, photographed Clothier and its inhabitants for a project on mining and its environmental and health consequences. The images are available at Wikimedia Commons. Show on map
AdventAdvent is an unincorporated community in southeastern Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along Advent Road southeast of the city of Ripley, the county seat of Jackson County, and near Jackson County's borders with Kanawha and Roane counties. Its elevation is 791 feet (241 m). Advent had a post office, which closed on December 25, 2010. The community took its name from the local Advent Christian Church. Show on map
Peach CreekPeach Creek is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Peach Creek is located on the east bank of the Guyandotte River across from West Logan. Peach Creek has a post office with ZIP code 25639. The community took its name from nearby Peach Creek. Show on map
UvillaUvilla is an unincorporated community on West Virginia Route 230 in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. Morgan Academy of West Virginia used to be located here, before moving to Gosling Marsh Road in Berkeley County, West Virginia. In addition, Jesse Shultzenbeger and the Route 230 Rockers used to perform at the Lutheran church in Uvilla, which rented its multi-purpose building and oak grove yard out to Morgan Academy. Show on map
FrankfordFrankford is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Frankford is located on U.S. Route 219 south of Falling Spring and north of Maxwelton. Frankford has a post office with ZIP code 24938. Frankford is the home of Frankford Elementary School and the Frankford Volunteer Fire Department. The community derives its name from Frank Ludington, the original owner of the town site. Located near Frankford is Homeplace, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Show on map
BeckleyBeckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It was founded on April 4, 1838. Beckley was named in honor of John James Beckley, who was the first Clerk of the House of Representatives and the first Librarian of Congress. It was founded by his son Alfred Beckley (US Army general and Confederate militia commander, born in Washington, D.C.). The current mayor is Bill O'Brien Show on map
AccovilleAccoville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The community lies along Buffalo Creek. As of the 2010 census, its population was 574. Accoville derived its name from the local Amherst Coal Company (ACCO). Accoville is the birthplace of Ted Belcher, an army soldier and recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War. Show on map
TiogaTioga is a census-designated place (CDP) in northeastern Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 98. The town is located along a road alternatively called Tioga Road (County Route 3) in Nicholas County and Strouds Creek Road (County Route 11) in Webster County. The road can be accessed from West Virginia Route 20 in Allingdale and West Virginia Route 55 near Craigsville. The community was named after Tioga County, Pennsylvania, the native home of several local lumbermen. Show on map
Shady SpringShady Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census. It is a family oriented community, with a low crime rate. Shady Spring is close to the Resort at Glade Springs, Flat Top Lake, Winterplace Ski Resort, and the city of Beckley. The county school board upgraded its middle and high schools to deal with the increased student volume. Show on map
CoalwoodCoalwood is an unincorporated community coal town in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. The coal mine in Coalwood reached its peak in the 1960s and finally shut down production on October 1, 1982. As of the 1990 Census - the last time the town was counted separately - , the population was 900. The town is the setting of the best-selling memoir October Sky by Homer Hickam and the movie based on the book. Show on map
BranchlandBranchland (also Hadley) is an unincorporated community in western Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 10 southwest of the town of Hamlin, the county seat of Lincoln County. Its elevation is 597 feet (182 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25506. Raccoon Creek Road is one of the more popular ways of transportation through the area. The community derives its name from one Colonel Branch, a businessperson in the local coal-mining industry. Show on map
EatonEaton is a ghost town in Wood County, West Virginia. It sat along the path of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Passenger service along the line (not picking up at Eaton) stopped completely in the fall of 1981. Eatons's long abandoned train station burned the mid 1980s. All rail service on the line was discontinued in 1988. The railroad tracks were removed in the 1990s and turned into part of the North Bend Rail Trail The town was named for a tunnel builder named Eaton. Show on map
NitroNitro is a city in Kanawha and Putnam counties in the State of West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. The population was 7,178 at the 2010 census. Nitro is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000. Nitro was incorporated in 1932 by Circuit Court. Show on map
States, regions, administrative units in West Virginia
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West VirginiaWest Virginia /ˌwɛst vərˈdʒɪnjə/ is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north (and, slightly, east), and Maryland to the northeast. West Virginia is the 41st largest by area, the 38th most populous, and has the second lowest household income of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston. Show on map
Gilmer CountyGilmer County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,693. Its county seat is Glenville. The county was formed in 1845 from parts of Lewis and Kanawha Counties, and named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia from 1840 to 1841. Gilmer was later a representative in the United States Congress and Secretary of the Navy in President John Tyler's cabinet. Gilmer County is also the site of Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer, a federal medium security prison for men and the county's largest employer. Show on map
Logan CountyLogan County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,743. Its county seat is Logan. The county was formed in 1824 from parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell, and Kanawha counties. It is named for Chief Logan, famous Native American chief of the Mingo tribe. Logan County comprises the Logan, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Boone CountyBoone County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,629. Its county seat is Madison. The county was formed in 1847 from parts of Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Counties and named for Daniel Boone, noted hunter and explorer, whose home was in the Great Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795. Boone County is part of the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 225,954. Leading industries and chief agricultural products in Boone County include coal, lumber, natural gas, tobacco, and strawberries. Show on map
Barbour CountyBarbour County is a county located in north-central West Virginia. At the 2010 census, the population was 16,589. The county seat is Philippi, which was chartered in 1844. Both county and city were named for Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783–1841), a U.S. Congressman from Virginia and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The county was formed in 1843 when the region was still part of the state of Virginia. In 1871, a small part of Barbour County was transferred to Tucker County, West Virginia. Show on map
Braxton CountyBraxton County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,523. The county seat is Sutton. The county was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 2010, the center of population of West Virginia was located in northern Braxton County. Show on map
Pendleton CountyPendleton County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,695, making it the fifth-least populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham Counties and was named for Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), a distinguished Virginia statesman and jurist. Pendleton County was strongly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War; however, there were pockets of Union support. Show on map
Grant CountyGrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,937. Its county seat is Petersburg. The county was created from Hardy County in 1866 and named for General Ulysses Simpson Grant. After the American Civil War, there was an effort by former Confederates to name it 'Lee County' instead after General Robert E. Lee, but the effort proved fruitless. Show on map
Monroe CountyMonroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,502. Its county seat is Union. Monroe County was created from Greenbrier County in 1799 and was named for James Monroe who eventually became the fifth President of the United States. Monroe County was the home of Andrew Summers Rowan of Spanish–American War fame, who is immortalized in Elbert Hubbard's classic A Message to Garcia. The county was also the site of the 1928 discovery of the 34.48 carat (6.896 g) Jones Diamond by Grover C. Jones and his son, William \"Punch\" Jones. Show on map
Marshall CountyMarshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. At the 2010 census, the population was 33,107. Its county seat is Moundsville. With its southern border at the Mason-Dixon line, it forms the base of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Marshall County is included in the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Wirt CountyWirt County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,717, making it the least populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Elizabeth. The county was created in 1848 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for U.S. Attorney General and presidential candidate William Wirt. The county is serviced by one high school, Wirt County High School. Wirt County is included in the Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Hancock CountyHancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,676. Its county seat is New Cumberland. The county was created from Brooke County in 1848 and named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hancock County is the farthest north in the state, being at the tip of the state's Northern Panhandle. Hancock County is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Hampshire CountyHampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,964. Its county seat is Romney, West Virginia's oldest town (1762). The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1754, from parts of Frederick and Augusta Counties (Virginia) and is the oldest county in the state of West Virginia. The county lies in both West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands regions. Hampshire County is part of the Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Wood CountyWood County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,956, making it the fifth-most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Parkersburg. The county was formed in 1798 from the western part of Harrison County and it was named for James Wood, governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799. Wood County is included in the Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
McDowell CountyMcDowell County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,113. Its county seat is Welch. McDowell county is the southernmost county in the state. It was created in 1858 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Virginia Governor James McDowell. It became a part of West Virginia in 1863, when several counties seceded from the state of Virginia during the American Civil War. McDowell County was also home of the famous Rocket Boys, who were from Coalwood. Show on map
Cabell CountyCabell County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,319, making it the fourth-most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Huntington. The county was organized in 1809 and named for William H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. Cabell County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Putnam CountyPutnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,486. Its county seat is Winfield. The county was founded in 1848 and is named for Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Putnam County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Monongalia CountyMonongalia County, known locally as Mon County, is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,189, making it the third-most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is at Morgantown. The county was founded in 1776. Monongalia County is included in the Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the largest county in North-Central West Virginia. It is defined entirely as part of the Pittsburgh media market. Show on map
Tucker CountyTucker County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,141, making it the second-least populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Parsons. The county was created in 1856 from a part of Randolph County, then part of Virginia. In 1871, a small part of Barbour County, was transferred to Tucker County. The county was named after Henry St. George Tucker, Sr., a judge and Congressman from Williamsburg, Virginia. Show on map
Brooke CountyBrooke County is a county in the Northern Panhandle of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,069. Its county seat is Wellsburg. The county was created in 1797 from part of Ohio County and named in honor of Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia from 1794 to 1796. Brooke County is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Lincoln CountyLincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,720. Its county seat is Hamlin. The county was created in 1867 and named for Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area. The county is probably best known as the birthplace of Chuck Yeager. Show on map
Ohio CountyOhio County is a county located in the Northern Panhandle of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,443. Its county seat is Wheeling. The county was formed from the District of West Augusta, Virginia in 1776. It was named for the Ohio River, which forms its western boundary. West Liberty (formerly Black's Cabin) was the county seat from 1777 to 1797. Ohio County is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Preston CountyPreston County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,520. Its county seat is Kingwood. The county was formed from Monongalia County in 1818 and named for Virginia Governor James Patton Preston. Preston County is part of the Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Pittsburgh DMA. It is the home of The Buckwheat Festival, a county fair known for making buckwheat cakes. Show on map
Morgan CountyMorgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,541. Its county seat is Berkeley Springs. The county was formed in 1820 from parts of Hampshire and Berkeley Counties and named in honor of General Daniel Morgan, prominent soldier of the American Revolutionary War. Morgan County is the home of an important mine producing special sand for the glass industry. Show on map
Mason CountyMason County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,324. Its county seat is Point Pleasant. The county was founded in 1804 and was named for George Mason, delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Before the Civil War, the county was located in the State of Virginia. Mason County is part of the Point Pleasant, WV-OH Micropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Clay CountyClay County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,386. Its county seat is Clay. The county was founded in 1858 and is named in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Clay County is part of the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Marion CountyMarion County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,418. Its county seat is Fairmont. The county was named in honor of General Francis Marion (ca. 1732–1795), known to history as \"The Swamp Fox\". Marion County comprises the Fairmont, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Morgantown-Fairmont, WV Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Upshur CountyUpshur County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,254. Its county seat is Buckhannon. The county was formed in 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis counties and named for Abel Parker Upshur, a distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia. Upshur served as United States Secretary of State and Secretary of the Navy under President John Tyler. Show on map
Pocahontas CountyPocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,719. Its county seat is Marlinton. The county was established in 1821 and is named after the Native American chief's daughter from Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas County is the home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank Telescope and is part of the National Radio Quiet Zone. Show on map
Wayne CountyWayne County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,481. Its county seat is Wayne. The county was founded in 1842 and named for General \"Mad\" Anthony Wayne. Wayne County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area. Show on map
Mercer CountyMercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. At the 2010 census, the population was 62,264. Its county seat is Princeton. The county was originally established in the state of Virginia by act of its General Assembly on 17 March 1837, using lands taken from Giles and Tazewell counties. Mercer County is included in the Bluefield, WV-VA Micropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Berkeley CountyBerkeley County is a county located in the Eastern Panhandle region of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 104,169, making it the second-most populous county in West Virginia, behind Kanawha. Its county seat is Martinsburg. The county was founded in 1772. Berkeley County is included in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Wetzel CountyWetzel County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,583. Its county seat is New Martinsville. The county, founded in 1846, is named for Lewis Wetzel, a famous frontiersman and Indian fighter. Its northern border aligns with the Mason-Dixon line but is to the west of the actual Mason-Dixon line. Show on map
Kanawha CountyKanawha County (/kəˈnɔː/ kə-NAW or /kəˈnɔːə/ kə-NAW-ə) is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 193,063, making it the most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Charleston, the state capital. Kanawha County is included in the Charleston, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Summers CountySummers County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,927. Its county seat is Hinton. The county was created by an act of the West Virginia Legislature on February 27, 1871 from parts of Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer and Monroe counties and named in honor of George W. Summers (1804-1868). Show on map
Jackson CountyJackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,211. Its county seat is Ripley, and its largest municipality is Ravenswood. The county was formed in 1831 from parts of Kanawha, Wood, and Mason Counties, and named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. Show on map
Pleasants CountyPleasants County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. At the 2010 census, the population was 7,605, making it the third-least populous county in the state. Its county seat is St. Marys. The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1851 and named for US Senator and Virginia Governor James Pleasants, Jr.. Show on map
Mineral CountyMineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,212. Its county seat is Keyser. The county was founded in 1866. Mineral County is included in the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Randolph CountyRandolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,405. Its county seat is Elkins. The county was founded in 1787 and is named for Edmund Jennings Randolph. Randolph County comprises the Elkins, West Virginia, Micropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Raleigh CountyRaleigh County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 78,859. Its county seat is Beckley. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh County is included in the Beckley, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Jefferson CountyJefferson County is the easternmost county of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 53,498. Its county seat is Charles Town. The county was founded in 1801. Jefferson County is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Taylor CountyTaylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,895. Its county seat is Grafton. The county was formed in 1844. and named for Senator John Taylor of Caroline Taylor County is part of the Clarksburg, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Nicholas CountyNicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,233. Its county seat is Summersville. The county was created in 1818 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Virginia Governor Wilson Cary Nicholas. Show on map
Ritchie CountyRitchie County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,449. Its county seat is Harrisville. The county was created in 1843 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Richmond newspaper publisher Thomas Ritchie. Show on map
Wyoming County(For other uses, see Wyoming County.) Wyoming County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,796. Its county seat is Pineville. The county was created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Delaware Indian word meaning \"large plains\". Show on map
Hardy CountyHardy County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,025. Its county seat is Moorefield. The county was created from Hampshire County in 1786 and named for Samuel Hardy, a distinguished Virginian. Show on map
Mingo CountyMingo County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,839. Its county seat is Williamson. Created in 1895, Mingo is West Virginia's newest county, named for the historic Iroquoian Mingo people. Show on map
Harrison CountyHarrison County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 69,099. The county seat is Clarksburg. The county was founded in 1784. Harrison County is part of the Clarksburg, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Greenbrier CountyGreenbrier County /ˈɡriːnbraɪər/, is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,480. Its county seat is Lewisburg. The county was formed in 1778 from Botetourt and Montgomery counties in Virginia. Show on map
Tyler CountyTyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,208. Its county seat is Middlebourne. The county was founded in 1814 and is named after John Tyler, Sr., father of President John Tyler. Show on map
Calhoun CountyCalhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,627. Its county seat is Grantsville. The county was founded in 1856 and is named for South Carolina politician John C. Calhoun. Show on map
Fayette CountyFayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,039. Its county seat is Fayetteville. Fayette County is a part of the Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Webster CountyWebster County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,154. Its county seat is Webster Springs. The county was founded in 1860 and named for Daniel Webster. Show on map
Roane CountyRoane County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,926. Its county seat is Spencer. The county was founded in 1856 and is named for Spencer Roane. Show on map
Doddridge CountyDoddridge County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its county seat is West Union. Doddridge County is included in the Clarksburg, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. Show on map
Lewis CountyLewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,372. Its county seat is Weston. The county was founded in 1816. Show on map
Different buildings in West Virginia
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Mount Olive Correctional ComplexMount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) is the male maximum security prison for the state of West Virginia, USA. Its security level is equal to the federal level 5. MOCC is an operational unit of the West Virginia Division of Corrections. Construction of MOCC began in the spring of 1991 and was completed in December 1994. The facility was dedicated on December 12, 1994 and received it first inmates on February 14, 1995. Inmate transfers were completed on March 27, 1995 and the West Virginia Penitentiary was closed. Total construction costs for MOCC were $61.8 million. Show on map
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Fort Pearsall (historical)Fort Pearsall was an early frontier fort constructed in 1756 in Romney, West Virginia (then known as Pearsall's Flats, Virginia) to protect local settlers in the South Branch Potomac River valley against Native American raids. The area around present-day Romney had been settled as early as 1725 by hunters and traders in the valley. Show on map
Huttonsville Correctional CenterHuttonsville Correctional Center is a prison located near Huttonsville in Randolph County, West Virginia. It was created by an act of the Legislature in 1937 to relieve overcrowding at the West Virginia State Penitentiary. It remained a branch of the parent institution until 1947, at which time the Legislature established it as a separate entity – the West Virginia Medium Security Prison. In 1970, the center received its current name by legislative act. Huttonsville Correctional Center has been in operation since 1939 and is the oldest and largest facility in the state. Show on map
Richwood Area Community HospitalRichwood Area Community Hospital is a former hospital located in Richwood, West Virginia. Prior to its closing in June 2008, it served that city and several surrounding communities. RACH was known as Sacred Heart Hospital when it opened in 1954. The hospital later changed its name to Richwood Area Medical Center when it was purchased by Charleston Area Medical Center. The hospital adopted its current name when CAMC sold the hospital to a community consortium. RACH is assisted by two of West Virginia's largest hospitals, CAMC and Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley for more serious injuries. For health concerns that are not life-threatening but cannot be treated at RACH, patients are sent to nearby Summersville Memorial Hospital in Summersville. Show on map
Shepherd Field Air National Guard BaseShepherd Field Air National Guard Base is the home base of the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing located at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, 4 miles south of Martinsburg, West Virginia. Show on map
Marshall UniversityMarshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, United States, founded in 1837, and named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. Show on map
Charleston Air National Guard Base Show on map
Capon ChapelCapon Chapel (pronunciation: /ˈkeɪpən/ KAY-pən), also historically known as Capon Baptist Chapel and Capon Chapel Church, is a mid-19th century United Methodist church located near to the town of Capon Bridge, West Virginia in the United States. Capon Chapel is one of the oldest existing log churches in Hampshire County, along with Mount Bethel Church and Old Pine Church. Show on map
Cabell Huntington HospitalCabell Huntington Hospital is a regional, 313-bed academic medical center located in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington cares for patients from more than 29 counties in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southern Ohio. It is one of the ten largest general hospitals in West Virginia. Opened in 1956, it is also a teaching hospital and is affiliated with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy. The hospital is also home to the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, a three-story facility that opened in 2006. Show on map
Huntington High SchoolHuntington High School is a four year high school located on top of a hill just outside Huntington, West Virginia. It was established in 1996 through the consolidation of the old Huntington and Huntington East High Schools. The school has a student body of approximately 1600 students. Huntington High School carries the Highlander mascot with the colors old gold and hunter green. The Huntington High Staff consists of a principal, five assistant principals, five counselors, 142 teachers, five secretaries, an athletic director, and 10 custodians. Eleven cooks staff the cafeteria and offer a variety of both hot and cold lunch selections daily. Four administrative offices can be found throughout the building to facilitate the needs of both students and staff. The award winning curricular and ex Show on map
Robert C Byrd BridgeThe Robert C. Byrd Bridge is a 720-foot (220 m) continuous truss bridge that crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio. The crossing was constructed to replace an old, narrow, two-lane structure that was demolished after 69 years of service in a spectacular implosion on July 17, 1995. The previous bridge, opened in 1926, was Huntington's first bridge across the Ohio River and was designed in a gothic style, complete with four two-ton spires that rested on top of each peak. Show on map
Paden City High SchoolPaden City High School is a 7–12 grade, class A high school in Wetzel County, West Virginia in the small town of Paden City. Paden City High School opened its doors as a 9-12 school in 1951 and graduated its first class in 1952. As of 2014, Paden City High School houses grades 7-12 with an enrollment of 158. Show on map
Oglebay Park Lake DamOglebay Park is a self-supporting public municipal park, the only one of its kind, located on the outskirts of Wheeling, West Virginia on 1,650 acres (670 ha). In 1926, Earl W. Oglebay (of Oglebay, Norton, and Company) deeded his estate, Waddington Farms, to the city of Wheeling for the express purpose of public recreation. The park has been open to the public since 1928 when its governing body, the Wheeling Park Commission, began operations Show on map
Yeager AirportYeager Airport (IATA: CRW, ICAO: KCRW, FAA LID: CRW) is a public airport three miles (6 km) east of downtown Charleston, in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority. The airport hosts McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, home to nine C-130 Hercules aircraft of the West Virginia Air National Guard's 130th Airlift Wing (130 AW), an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained unit of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Show on map
Linsly SchoolThe Linsly School, formerly known as the Linsly Military Institute, is a boarding and day school located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was founded in 1814 by Noah Linsly and chartered by the State of Virginia in the same year. The school is the oldest preparatory school west of the Alleghenies. It was originally known as the Lancastrian Academy. In 1861, the school adopted the dress and discipline of an all-boys military school. In 1978 the board of trustees voted to change the military structure and adopt the philosophy of a traditional boys preparatory school. Show on map
West Virginia School of Osteopathic MedicineThe West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is a public medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Lewisburg in the US State of West Virginia. Founded in 1974, WVSOM is one of three medical schools in West Virginia and the sole institution that grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. WVSOM currently has 778 students, and focuses on primary care and rural medicine. The average 2013 graduate indebtedness for WVSOM is $242,742. Show on map
Eastern West Virginia Regional AirportThe Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (IATA: MRB, ICAO: KMRB, FAA LID: MRB), also known as Shepherd Field, is a civilian-owned, public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) south of the central business district of Martinsburg, a city in Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority or EWVRAA. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, in which the Federal Aviation Administration categorized it as a reliever airport. Show on map
GreenbrierThe Greenbrier is a luxury resort in the eastern United States, located in the Allegheny Mountains near White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Since 1778, visitors have traveled to this part of the state to \"take the waters\" of the area. Today, The Greenbrier is situated on 11,000 acres (17 sq mi; 45 km2) of land with 710 guest rooms, 20 restaurants and lounges, more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities and 36 retail shoppes. 1800 \"ladies and gentlemen\" offer authentic southern hospitality to guests. Show on map
Hanging RockHanging Rock is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Hanging Rock is named for the \"Hanging Rock\" outcrop that hangs over the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50). It should not be confused with the plural \"Hanging Rocks\" over the South Branch Potomac River north of Romney at Wapocomo. Originally, the community of Hanging Rock sprang up in the Henderson Hollow gap of North River Mountain. While only a few buildings of the old hamlet remain, today's Hanging Rock is situated at the intersection of North River Road (County Route 50/21) and Delray Road (West Virginia Route 29) where the North River flows under U.S. Route 50 towards the Cacapon. Show on map
Huntington Museum of ArtFor The Huntington Museum, Art Collections, Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California see The Huntington Library. The Huntington Museum of Art is an art museum located in the hills above Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia. It first opened in 1952 as The Huntington Galleries and came under its current name in 1987. Housed on over 50 acres of land and occupying almost 70,000 square feet, it is the largest art museum in West Virginia. The campus is also home to nature trails and the Fred C. Edwards conservatory, a subtropical plant conservatory. The collections include American and European paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, as well as glass pieces manufactured in West Virginia and the Ohio Valley, American folk art, Chinese and Japanese decorative items, 18th and ea Show on map
Morgantown High SchoolMorgantown High School is a high school located in Morgantown, West Virginia. The institution has existed since 1883 while operating on its current campus since 1927. Students largely come from one of the three feeder schools, South Middle School, Suncrest Middle School and St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic. It is the home of the Mohigans, the name of a non-existent Native American tribe whose name is a combination of the words Morgantown (MO) High (HIG) Annual (AN), the school's original yearbook. The Native American mascot and logo were adopted because of the close relation to the name Mohican, an actual Native American tribe. As of 2008, it has an enrollment of 1,734 students. Among the school's student activities are over 20 varsity sports. Morgantown High offers 23 Advanced Placem Show on map
Core ArboretumThe Core Arboretum is a 91-acre (37 ha) arboretum owned by West Virginia University and located on Monongahela Boulevard in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is open to the public daily without charge. The Arboretum's history began in 1948 when the University acquired its site. Professor Earl Lemley Core (1902-1984), chairman of the Biology Department, then convinced President Irvin Stewart to set the property aside for the study of biology and botany. In 1975 the Arboretum was named in Core's honor. Show on map
Greenbrier Valley AirportGreenbrier Valley Airport (IATA: LWB, ICAO: KLWB, FAA LID: LWB) is a public airport three miles (5 km) north of Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. It has one runway and is owned by the Greenbrier County Airport Authority. Silver Airways (\"United Express\") has scheduled airline flights, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program, to Washington-Dulles International Airport, which replaced Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in summer 2012. Silver Airways also flies to Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport as an independent airline, replacing Delta Connection. Show on map
Mercer County AirportMercer County Airport (IATA: BLF, ICAO: KBLF, FAA LID: BLF) is a public use airport in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Owned by the Mercer County Airport Authority, it is located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Bluefield, West Virginia and about nine miles (14 km) southwest of Princeton, West Virginia. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. Show on map
East Fairmont High SchoolEast Fairmont High School is a public high school serving the eastern half of the town of Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia. The school was founded by splitting the district of Fairmont Senior High School during the baby boom era, due to student growth. The dividing line is the Monongahela River. In 1993, a new, more modern East Fairmont High School was constructed near the Kingmont Rd. exit on I-79. East Fairmont High School is fed by East Fairmont Middle School, and offers many different sports to its students. Show on map
Nicholas County High SchoolNicholas County High School is the name of a building in Nicholas County, West Virginia. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a former high school, and it is also the name of the current high school in a different (newer) building. The current high school is a high school in. Its current location is 30 Grizzly Road Summersville, West Virginia. Nicholas County High School has recently seen an incline in student population as the sister high school, Richwood High School has seen a steady decline. NCHS has 806 (unofficial number) students, as well as over 100 faculty members. NCHS has achieved the accomplishment of placing 16th in the WVSSAC Football Tournament in 2007, 12th place in 2008, 8th in 2009, and 9th in 2012, as well as 8th in the WVSSAC Cheerleading Tournamen Show on map
Raleigh County Memorial AirportRaleigh County Memorial Airport (IATA: BKW, ICAO: KBKW, FAA LID: BKW) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Beckley, a city in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Raleigh County Airport Authority. The airport is used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. Show on map
Morgantown Municipal AirportMorgantown Municipal Airport (IATA: MGW, ICAO: KMGW, FAA LID: MGW) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (4 mi, 6 km) east of the central business district of Morgantown, a city in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. The airport is also known as Walter L. Bill Hart Field. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. Show on map
Greater Cumberland Regional AirportGreater Cumberland Regional Airport (IATA: CBE, ICAO: KCBE, FAA LID: CBE) is a public airport in the town of Wiley Ford (population 1,095) in Mineral County, West Virginia. It is two miles (3 km) south of Cumberland (population 21,518) in Allegany County, Maryland. Although the airport is in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, the FAA lists this as a Maryland airport. The airport has not had service from a major airline since US Airways Express carrier Air Midwest left in September 2001. But from 2001 the airport was served by a spin-off of the former Pan Am Airways group until May 2003. Show on map
North Central West Virginia AirportNorth Central West Virginia Airport (IATA: CKB, ICAO: KCKB, FAA LID: CKB) is a joint-use public and military airport located one nautical mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district of Bridgeport, a city in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States. While located in Bridgeport, the airport is primarily associated with Clarksburg, West Virginia. It is owned and operated by the Benedum Airport Authority, serving Harrison and Marion County, and was formerly known as Benedum Airport and Harrison-Marion Regional Airport. The airport is served by one commercial airline with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. Show on map
West Virginia School for the BlindThe West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind were established by an Act of the Legislature on March 3, 1870. The School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind offer comprehensive educational programs for hearing impaired and visually impaired students respectively. There is also a unit for deafblind and multihandicapped children. Students are eligible to enroll at the age of three. They must also be residents of the state of West Virginia and exhibit a hearing or visual loss sufficient to prevent normal progress in the usual public school setting. The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind are located on a campus in Romney in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. Locally, the schools are referred to simply as The D&B School. Show on map
New River Gorge BridgeThe New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet (924 m) long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. With an arch 1,700 feet (518 m) long, the New River Gorge Bridge was for many years the world's longest single-span arch bridge; it is now the third longest. Part of U.S. Route 19, its construction marked the completion of Corridor L of the Appalachian Development Highway System. The bridge is crossed by an average of 16,200 motor vehicles per day. Show on map
Poca High SchoolPoca High School, originally named \"Pocatalico District High School\", is a high school in Poca, West Virginia, United States. It serves the easternmost portion of Putnam County and is a part of the Putnam County Schools. Show on map
Wood County AirportMid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (IATA: PKB, ICAO: KPKB, FAA LID: PKB) is a public use airport located six nautical miles (11 km) northeast of the central business district of Parkersburg, in Wood County, West Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Wood County Airport Authority and is known as Wood County Airport or Gill Robb Wilson Field. It serves the Mid-Ohio Valley area which includes the Ohio cities of Marietta and Belpre and the West Virginia cities of Williamstown, Parkersburg and Vienna. It is mostly used for general aviation, but also has scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. Show on map
Wheeling Suspension BridgeThe Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the main channel of the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world from 1849 until 1851. It was designed by Charles Ellet Jr., who also worked on the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge. The Wheeling bridge was the first to span the Ohio River, and was an important link on the National Road. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975. It is located in the Wheeling Island Historic District. Show on map
Tri-State AirportTri-State Airport (IATA: HTS, ICAO: KHTS, FAA LID: HTS) (Milton J. Ferguson Field) is a public airport in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. The airport is three miles south of Huntington, West Virginia, near the cities of Ceredo and Kenova. Owned by the Tri-State Airport Authority, it serves the cities of Huntington, Ashland, Kentucky, and Ironton, Ohio. It has heavy use for general aviation, and after the withdrawal of Delta Air Lines in June 2012, is down to two commercial airlines, one of which provides nationwide connecting service. Show on map
South Charleston High SchoolSouth Charleston High School is a public high school serving grades 9 through 12. It is located south of the Kanawha River, west of the city of Charleston, in the city of South Charleston's Spring Hill neighborhood. The school mascot is the Black Eagle. Enrollment is approximately 1,200 students. SCHS is a Class AAA school, which is the highest enrollment classification of high school sports in West Virginia. The Black Eagles football team went 14-0 and won the 2008 Class AAA State title in a 39-8 win over George Washington High School on December 6, 2008. Show on map
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeWest Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia, United States. It has an enrollment of about 1,400 students from 35 U.S. states and 26 countries. The school was founded in 1890 by the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist church. Wesleyan continues to serve as a residential, liberal arts college. The primary majors are elementary and secondary education, business, and natural sciences. Show on map
Huntington Junior CollegeHuntington Junior College is a for-profit college in the city of Huntington in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Huntington Junior College was founded in 1936, and its campus is currently located in the former Cabell County Public Library building. The college offers eight associate's degree programs and three diploma programs in the fields of accounting, business management, computer information systems, dental assisting, medical assisting, medical classification, professional office administration, and realtime reporting. Huntington Junior College's realtime reporting program is the only judicial reporting educational program offered in West Virginia. Huntington Junior College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Show on map
WVSR-FM (Charleston)WVSR-FM/Electric 102.7 is a Top 40 radio station serving the Charleston, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area with an ERP of 50,000 watts. The station started out as a Top 40 station until 2004, when the station went with a Hot AC format, but due to lower ratings, the station went back to the Top 40 format in early 2006. WVSR is owned by Bristol, Virginia-based Bristol Broadcasting Company, along with \"twin stations\" \"Electric 94.9\" in Greeneville, Tennessee, and \"Electric 96.9\" in Paducah, Kentucky. The station targets active young adult females ages 18 to 34, according to Bristol Broadcasting. WVSR can deal with a tremendous amount of interference in the Flatwoods, West Virginia area from co-channel Froggy 102.7, which broadcasts out of Mannington, West Virginia. Show on map
Indian Mound CemeteryIndian Mound Cemetery is a cemetery located along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) on a promontory of the \"Yellow Banks\" overlooking the South Branch Potomac River and Mill Creek Mountain in Romney, West Virginia, United States. The cemetery is centered on a Hopewellian mound, known as the Romney Indian Mound. Indian Mound Cemetery is also the site of Fort Pearsall, the Confederate Memorial, Parsons Bell Tower, and reinterments from Romney's Old Presbyterian Cemetery. The cemetery is currently owned and maintained by the Indian Mound Cemetery Association, Inc. Show on map
WTAP-TV (Parkersburg)WTAP-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Mid–Ohio Valley that is licensed to Parkersburg, West Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (or virtual channel 15.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Independence Township, Ohio. The station can also be seen on Suddenlink channel 4 and CAS Cable channel 7. There's a high definition feed offered on Suddenlink digital channel 104 and CAS Cable digital channel 384. Owned by Gray Television, WTAP is sister to low-powered Fox affiliate WOVA-LD and low-powered CBS outlet WIYE-LD. The three television stations share studios on Market Street (official address is One Television Plaza) in downtown Parkersburg. Show on map
North Marion High SchoolNorth Marion High School is a public Double A (\"AA\") high school in the U.S. state of West Virginia, with a current enrollment of 905 students. North Marion High School is located approximately 4 miles from Farmington, West Virginia on US Route 250 north. While it is closer to the city of Mannington, West Virginia, and is often considered to be located in Rachel, West Virginia, the school mailing address is Farmington. Rachel is a small coal mining community located adjacent to the school, and is an unincorporated municipality. Show on map
Twin Falls Resort State Park Golf CourseTwin Falls State Resort Park is a state park in Wyoming County, West Virginia. It is located 32 miles (51 km) west of Exit 42 from the West Virginia Turnpike. The park was opened in 1968 and was completed by 1975. The two namesake waterfalls are accessed by a hiking trail and are located about 1/2-mile apart on the Marsh and Black Forks of Cabin Creek. The park's nature center, located in Twin Falls Lodge, features local and natural history displays and offers naturalist-led programs year round. Show on map
Opekiska Lock and DamOpekiska Lock and Dam is a navigational lock and gated dam on the Monongahela River at Lowsville, West Virginia. It is part of a series of dams that canalizes the Monongahela to a depth of at least 9 feet (2.7 m) for its entire length from Fairmont, West Virginia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Pittsburgh District. Show on map
Appalachian Regional AirportAppalachian Regional Airport (ICAO: KEBD, FAA LID: EBD) is a public use airport located eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) east of the central business district of Williamson, a city in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States. It is owned by the Mingo County Airport Authority. The airport was built on a reclaimed mine site near Varney, West Virginia, and opened in 2012. Show on map
Wheeling Jesuit UniversityWheeling Jesuit University is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university in the United States. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, it was founded as Wheeling College in 1954 by the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits). Today, Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Approximately 1,173 undergraduate students attend the university. WJU competes in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the Mountain East Conference (MEC). Show on map
Forks of CacaponForks of Cacapon (/kəˈkeɪpən/ kə-KAY-pən), formerly Forks of Capon (/ˈkeɪpən/ KAY-pən), is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The community is named for its location at the confluence of the North River and Cacapon River. Forks of Cacapon is also located at another fork: the crossroads of West Virginia Route 29, West Virginia Route 127, and Frank Haines Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 45/5). Show on map
WSAZ-TV (Huntington)WSAZ-TV, channel 3, is a television station located in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. Owned by Gray Television, the station is the NBC affiliate for the Huntington-Charleston market, the second-largest television market (in terms of geographical area) east of the Mississippi River; the station serves 61 counties that cover central West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. WSAZ-TV operates both studios in both Huntington and Charleston, and its transmitter is located near Milton, West Virginia. Show on map
WOWK-TV (Huntington)WOWK-TV, channel 13, is a television station licensed to Huntington, West Virginia, USA. Owned by West Virginia Media Holdings and operated by future owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group, WOWK is the CBS affiliate for the Huntington-Charleston television market, which also covers portions of southeastern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky. The station's studios are located on Quarrier Street near the Charleston Town Center in Charleston, and its transmitter is based in Milton, West Virginia. Show on map
Mount Pisgah Benevolence CemeteryMount Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery is an African-American cemetery in Romney, West Virginia, United States. The cemetery is located along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) below Indian Mound Cemetery overlooking Sulphur Spring Run. Historically known as the Romney Colored Cemetery and more recently as the Romney African-American Cemetery, the cemetery was created for African-Americans in the South Branch Valley who were not permitted to be interred in the city's Indian Mound Cemetery. The cemetery has been in use since the early 19th century and continues to serve Romney's African-American community. It is currently maintained by the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, from which it takes its name. Show on map
Mount View High SchoolMount View High School (MVHS) is a public high school in Welch, West Virginia. Located on the grounds of an old strip mine in the mountains of McDowell County, West Virginia, Mount View High School is one of two schools in the Welch area, with the other being Welch Elementary School. As of 2010, the school teaches forty-seven courses for its students, and serves grades 6–12. The school's colors are gold and brown, which are also shown on the school's mascot, the Golden Knight. The average class size is around fifteen to twenty students per teacher, and the school had a combined population of 812 students as of 2014. Mount View High School has previously offered evening college classes from Bluefield State College. Show on map
WDTV-TV (Weston)WDTV is the CBS-affiliated television station for North-Central West Virginia licensed to Weston. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 5 from a transmitter in an unincorporated area between Clarksburg and Arlington. The station can also be seen on Comcast, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable channel 5. There is a high definition feed offered on Suddenlink digital channel 782 and Comcast digital channel 905. Owned by Withers Broadcasting Companies, WDTV is sister to Fox/CW affiliate WVFX and the two share studios on Television Drive in Bridgeport along I-79/Jennings Randolph Expressway. However, the latter also maintains facilities on West Pike Street/SR 20 in Downtown Clarksburg. Show on map
James Monroe High SchoolJames Monroe High School is the only public high school in Monroe County, West Virginia. It has 493 students by the methods of the WVSSAC. The building is also home to the Monroe County Vocational Technical Center. The school is located in Lindside, West Virginia. It was formed in 1993 by consolidation of the former Peterstown and Union high schools. It is named for James Monroe. Show on map
Matewan High SchoolMagnolia Matewan High School was a public high school located in Matewan, West Virginia. The school has been in a succession of four different buildings since 1914. Magnolia Matewan High School was formerly known as Magnolia District High School. The mascot is the tiger (Matewan Tigers). The colors seem to be debated occasionally, but usually consist of green and gold (the different shades of green, as well as white as opposed to gold are the subjects of the debates). The school was located beside the middle school, and the two share the same cafeteria and parking lot. Show on map
Hildebrand Lock and DamHildebrand Lock and Dam is a navigational lock and gated dam on the Monongahela River at Hilderbrand, West Virginia. (Hildebrand is a misspelling of Hilderbrand.) It is part of a series of dams that canalizes the Monongahela to a depth of at least 9 feet (2.7 m) for its entire length from Fairmont, West Virginia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District. Show on map
Silver Memorial BridgeThe Silver Memorial Bridge is a cantilever bridge which spans the Ohio River between Gallipolis, Ohio and Henderson, West Virginia. The bridge was completed in 1969, shortly after the Silver Bridge disaster, although it is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) downstream (south) of the original. The design of the bridge is much more proven than the ill fated eyebar chain suspension bridge, which collapsed in 1967. Show on map
Concord UniversityConcord University is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts institution located in Athens, West Virginia, United States, founded on February 28, 1872, when the West Virginia Legislature passed \"an Act to locate a Branch State Normal School, in Concord Church, in the County of Mercer\". Founded by veterans of both the Union and the Confederacy, Concord is named for the ideal of \"harmony and sweet fellowship\". It is known for its picturesque campus which has been dubbed \"The Campus Beautiful\". The University also operates a center and conducts classes in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia. Show on map
Organ Cave School (historical)Organ Cave is a large and historic cave in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA. The surrounding community takes its name from the cave. In 1973, the Organ Cave System — also known as the Organ-Hedricks Cave System — was registered as a National Natural Landmark for being \"the largest cave system in the State, containing many caves, one of which is Organ Cave. Noted also for its saltpeter troughs and vats.\" (It is now the third-longest known cave in the state, after the Friars Hole Cave System in the same county and the Hellhole System in Pendleton County.) Organ Cave has also been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005. Show on map
West Virginia National CemeteryWest Virginia National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia. It encompasses 89.7 acres (36.3 ha). Along with Grafton National Cemetery, it is one of the two national cemeteries in the state of West Virginia, both of which are located in Grafton. After it was determined that the 3 acres (1.2 ha) Grafton cemetery had inadequate space for new burials, West Virginia groups began petitioning for a new national cemetery for the state. The federal government appropriated the site of the former West Virginia Industrial School for Boys for the new cemetery, which was dedicated and opened in 1987. Show on map
Rock GapRock Gap is an unincorporated community along Valley Road (U.S. Highway 522) in Morgan County, West Virginia, United States. It is located between Omps to its south and Berkeley Springs to its north. Situated between Warm Springs Ridge (1,086 feet) to its west and Timber Ridge (1,355 feet) to its east, Rock Gap takes its name from the \"Rock Gap\" in Warm Spring Ridge, carved out by Rock Gap Run, a tributary stream of Sleepy Creek. Show on map
Rocket CenterRocket Center, West Virginia is the site of a government installation known as Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, part of the Naval Sea Systems Command which is currently operated by Alliant Techsystems. Rocket Center shares a ZIP Code with Keyser but is located 15 miles (24 km) north along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia. There are no residents in Rocket Center. Show on map
West Virginia Ordnance Works (historical)West Virginia Ordnance Works (WVOW) was a United States Army ammunition manufacturing facility constructed and operated during World War II. It was located north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in Mason County encompassing 8,323 acres (33.68 km2). The $45 million plant employed 3500 at its peak and operated from 1942 to 1945. The site was disposed of following the war and land was utilized by creating a landfill, the McClintic Wildlife Management Area, the Mason County Airport and an industrial park among others. Show on map
Morgantown Lock and DamMorgantown Lock and Dam is a navigational lock and a gated dam on the Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia. It is part of a series of dams that canalizes the Monongahela to a depth of at least 9 feet (2.7 m) for its entire length from Fairmont, West Virginia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Pittsburgh District. Show on map
Federal Prison Camp AldersonThe Federal Prison Camp, Alderson (FPC Alderson) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for female inmates in West Virginia. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. Show on map
Jennings Randolph BridgeThe Jennings Randolph Bridge, built in 1977, is the largest Pratt truss bridge in North America. It spans 754 feet (230 m) over the Ohio River between Chester, West Virginia and East Liverpool, Ohio. The bridge is located on U.S. Route 30 and is named after U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV). It replaced the 1897 Chester Bridge. The bridge has recently undergone painting work where North Star Painting Co. Inc. utilized a three-part system of organic zinc, intermediate coat of aluminum carbothane, and epoxy top coat that was selected by the West Virginia Division of Highways. Show on map
Fort Steuben BridgeThe Fort Steuben Bridge, originally the Weirton-Steubenville Bridge, was a suspension bridge which spanned the Ohio River from Steubenville, Ohio to Weirton, West Virginia and carried U.S. Route 22 and then Ohio State Route 822 during its existence. Completed in 1928 and opened as a toll bridge, the Fort Steuben Bridge was a more direct route for the flow of traffic across the river; particularly for trucks and heavy vehicles from the industrial area. The Fort Steuben Bridge was weight-restricted in 2006 and closed in 2009 due to deterioration. The bridge was demolished by Joseph B. Fay Co. on February 21, 2012. Show on map
Parkersburg Catholic High SchoolParkersburg Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Parkersburg Catholic was opened in 1950, located at the corner of 9th and Juliana Sts. It was moved to a new site on Fairview Ave. in 1958. It was the first Catholic high school in the area. Originally known as St. Francis Xavier High School, the name was changed to its present name in 1954. It began with its highest level as the 9th Grade, then expanded each year thereafter. It now hosts grades 7-12, with 180 students enrolled on average. Show on map
Grafton National CemeteryGrafton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia. It encompasses a total of 3.2 acres (1.3 ha). Along with West Virginia National Cemetery, it is one of two United States Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries in West Virginia, both of which are located in Grafton. The first interments took place in 1867 for casualties of the American Civil War in West Virginia. Show on map
Philip Barbour High SchoolPhilip Barbour High School is the sole public high school serving Barbour County, West Virginia. The school is named, as is the county it serves, for Philip Pendleton Barbour, a former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Philip Barbour High School was the result of the consolidation of Philippi High School, Kasson High School and Belington High School in 1963. Show on map
WJLS-FM (Beckley)WJLS-FM is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Beckley, West Virginia, serving Southeastern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia. WJLS-FM was formerly owned and operated by First Media Radio, LLC, which in December 2012 announced its intent to sell the station to West Virginia Radio Company of Raleigh, LLC. The sale of WJLS-FM and sister station WJLS was consummated on February 15, 2013 at a price of $4.5 million. It is the second FM radio station to go on the air in West Virginia, and the oldest existing FM station in the state. It utilized the call letters WBKW from 1957 to 1990. Show on map
WQBE-FM (Charleston)WQBE-FM is one of two Charleston, West Virginia Country FM radio stations. WQBE is owned by Bristol Broadcasting Company of Bristol, Virginia, with a \"twin\" radio station WXBQ-FM in that area. WQBE also has another \"twin\" station WKYQ-FM in Paducah, Kentucky, also owned by Bristol Broadcasting. WQBE broadcasts with an ERP of 50,000 watts. WQBE is the leader in the Arbitron rations in the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to Bristol Broadcasting Company's website, WQBE's listening audience is strong in the 18 to 49 (male and female), and 25 to 54 (male and female) demographic ranges. Show on map
Tug Valley High SchoolTug Valley High School is a consolidated school serving rural northern Mingo County, West Virginia, United States. The school has a Williamson postal address, but is actually located in Den's Branch at Naugatuck. The mascot is the Panther and the school colors are black and silver. The school has 358 students for athletic purposes and is thus placed in class AA for athletic purposes in the state. Upon completion of Mingo Central High School in the fall of 2011, certain students in the Williamson area had the option of which school to attend. This consolidation left Mingo County with just two high schools. Show on map
West Virginia Northern Community CollegeWest Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC, or simply \"Northern\") is a public, multi-campus community college with the main campus located in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. The main campus is housed in the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Terminal at Wheeling. Established in 1972, WVNCC delivers a comprehensive, two-year degree program for all six counties in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle. In addition to the main campus, WVNCC has branches in Weirton, West Virginia and in New Martinsville, West Virginia. Dr. Viki Riley became the college's president in January 2015. Show on map
Chestnut Ridge ChurchChestnut Ridge Church is a nondenominational, evangelical megachurch in Morgantown, West Virginia. The church spawned two sister churches: South Ridge Church, in Fairmont, West Virginia and River Ridge in Charleston, West Virginia. At over 2,400 active attendees, it is the largest church in the state of West Virginia. In 2007, The Dominion Post named the church one of the 100 most influential organizations in West Virginia because of its size, impact on the community and its new $12 million facility built in 2006. CRC's senior pastor, Tim Haring, was named as number 21 on the paper's list. Show on map
Clifford Hollow BridgeClifford Hollow Bridge is a four-lane, 1,522-foot (464 m) long bridge in Hardy County, West Virginia. It carries Corridor H (U.S. Route 48 and Route 55) across Clifford Hollow approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Moorefield. The bridge was completed in 2003. It rises nearly 300 feet (91 m) above the valley below and is supported by a girder-substring system with end spans of 210 feet (64 m) and four interior spans at 275.5 feet (84.0 m). Clifford Hollow Bridge was awarded winning long-span steel bridge in the 2005 National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) Prize Bridge Award Competition. Show on map
Bridgeport High SchoolBridgeport High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in Harrison County that operates as part of the Harrison County School District. The current BHS building opened in 1963 and sits on a 22-acre (8.9 ha) campus. Since then, several major additions have been added to accommodate the increasing enrollment. The first addition was completed in 1992. The second addition, completes in 1997 and which included two state of the art computer labs. That brought the building to a total area of approximately 98,000 square feet (9,100 m2). Show on map
WBOY-TV (Clarksburg)WBOY-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for North Central West Virginia that is licensed to Clarksburg. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 12 from a transmitter east of downtown and U.S. 50. Owned by West Virginia Media Holdings, the station has studios on West Pike Street in Downtown Clarksburg. It identifies on-air as \"Clarksburg/Fairmont/Morgantown\" even though the third city is considered part of the Pittsburgh market. This is because it operates a bureau in Morgantown which makes it the only commercial station to have facilities there. Show on map
Blennerhassett Island BridgeBlennerhassett Island Bridge opened to traffic June 13, 2008. The bridge is a Network Arch Bridge constructed at a cost of $120 million over the Ohio River between Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio and Washington, West Virginia in the United States. Construction of the bridge was completed by the Walsh Construction Company of Chicago. The completion of the span, which carries U.S. Route 50, completed Corridor D between Interstate 275 east of Cincinnati to Interstate 79 at Clarksburg, West Virginia. Corridor D is a part of the Appalachian Development Highway System. Show on map
Wyoming County East High SchoolWyoming East High School is a consolidated regional high school in New Richmond, West Virginia serving the eastern half of Wyoming County, West Virginia. It opened in 1998 and consolidated the former Pineville High School and Mullens High School, also taking in the former Herndon High School and about two-thirds of the attendance area of the former Glen Rogers High School, both of which had been closed several years earlier. It also celebrates the academic and athletic heritage of Conley High School, which was the county's segregated school and had closed in 1964. Show on map
WBBD-AM (Wheeling)WBBD is an all-Sports formatted broadcast radio station, licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, serving Wheeling in West Virginia and St. Clairsville in Ohio. WBBD is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc.. WBBD was an affiliate of the 24/7 Comedy Network from October 2012 until June 2014, when the station adopted its current Sports format. The Comedy format had been a failure in the local ratings, registering a zero share 12+ in the Fall 2013 Nielsen Media report. Prior to October 2012, the station had featured oldies and adult standards formats. Show on map
Pruntytown Correctional CenterPruntytown Correctional Center (PCC) is a state prison for West Virginia, located at Pruntytown near Grafton, West Virginia, USA. The premises were previously used for a juvenile detention center known as the West Virginia Industrial Home for Boys, which closed in 1983. Juvenile prisoners were then transferred to the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth at Industrial near Salem PCC was opened in 1985 on those grounds. The initial intake consisted of minimum custody adult male inmates whose primary work function was to renovate the facility. Show on map
Independence High SchoolIndependence High School is a consolidated high school in rural Raleigh County, West Virginia, located in the town of Coal City, West Virginia. The school, along with sister school and rival Liberty High School was built in 1976, and the name is a reflection of that. The school consolidated the former Stoco and Sophia high schools. The school has 606 students, currently placing it in class \"AA\" for sports. It has moved from \"AAA\" to \"AA\" status several times. School colors are Red, White and Blue and the mascot and knickname is \"Patriots\". Show on map
Fort Henry BridgeThe Fort Henry Bridge is a crossing of the Ohio River main channel in Wheeling, West Virginia. The tied-arch bridge carries two lanes in each direction of Interstate 70 (I-70), U.S. Route 40 (US 40), and US 250. The bridge opened after four years of construction work on September 8, 1955, costing $6.8 million, $1.8 million over budget. The bridge, along with the aging Wheeling Suspension Bridge, are the only two road links from Wheeling Island to downtown Wheeling. In 2009, the structure carried an average of over 60,000 vehicles per day. Show on map
Mount Storm Power StationThe Mount Storm Power Station, located on the west bank of Mount Storm Lake 2 miles (3 km) from Bismarck, West Virginia, is a coal-fired power station owned by Dominion Resources. It is the largest power plant that Dominion operates. Mt. Storm's three units can generate more than 1,600 megawatts of electricity from coal synfuel, although these units can also run on distillate fuel oil. Mount Storm also includes Nedpower which is a nearby wind farm with 132 wind turbines. The wind turbines generate enough electricity to power 66,000 homes. Show on map
Ohio Valley UniversityOhio Valley University is a private, four-year Christian college and is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is located between the western towns of Parkersburg and Vienna in the state of West Virginia in the United States. Founded in 1958 (with classes beginning in fall 1960), the school integrates education with biblical faith and service to God and humanity. The college is physically located on two separate campuses totalling 267 acres (1.1 km²). Ohio Valley College offers bachelor's degrees in 14 different subject areas. Show on map
WCHS-TV (Charleston)WCHS-TV, channel 8, is an ABC-affiliated television station located in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. WCHS-TV is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and operates Fox affiliate WVAH-TV (channel 11) by way of a local marketing agreement (LMA). The two stations share studios in Charleston, and WCHS-TV's transmitter is located south of Scott Depot, West Virginia. The station also doubled as the default ABC affiliate for the West Virginia side of the Marietta/Parkersburg TV market since it doesn't have an ABC affiliate of its own. Show on map
Greenbrier Military Academy (historical)The Greenbrier Military School was a boys-only, private, military, boarding high school and Junior College, located in Lewisburg, West Virginia. It was founded in 1812. It closed in 1972. The campus was then converted into the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. The school's alumni fund a scholarship at the osteopathic college. The Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association directs and funds the Greenbrier Leadership Institute, delivering principle based leadership programs to high schools throughout West Virginia. Show on map
Weir High SchoolWeir Senior High School is a secondary public high school in the town of Weirton, West Virginia. It was established in 1916. Today, Weir High School is home to roughly 640 students in grades 9 through 12. It is a part of the Hancock County school district, part of RESA VI, and the larger West Virginia Department of Education. The school has been named a school of excellence and a national blue ribbon school. Its curriculum is broad and consists of career clusters designed to help students determine a path of higher education. Show on map
Fletcher Covered BridgeThe Fletcher Covered Bridge is a 62-foot (19 m) Multiple King Post covered bridge located near Marshville in Harrison County, West Virginia. The bridge crosses Tenmile Creek is West Virginia bridge number 48-17-03. Stones for the abutments were quarried at the top of a hill near the bridge site. The original building cost was $1,372. The Fletcher Covered Bridge is one of only two covered bridges still standing in Harrison County, the other is the Simpson Creek Covered Bridge. This bridge is in regular use today. Show on map
Marshall County AirportMarshall County Airport (ICAO: KMPG, FAA LID: MPG, formerly 74D) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Moundsville, a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States. The airport is owned by the Marshall County Commission. Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Marshall County Airport is assigned MPG by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned MPG to Makini, Papua New Guinea). Show on map
Potomac State College of West Virginia UniversityPotomac State College of West Virginia University is a two-year junior college affiliated as a division of West Virginia University. West Virginia's only residential junior college, it is located in Keyser, approximately 90 miles (140 km) away from WVU's main campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. Potomac State acts largely as a feeder for the WVU main campus, granting associate's degrees while allowing other students to begin the first two years of their college studies before transferring to the main campus. Show on map
Mount Porte Crayon Point of InterestMount Porte Crayon is a mountain in the Roaring Plains Wilderness of the Monongahela National Forest in the northeastern corner of Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. It rises to an elevation of 4,770 feet (1,450 m), the elevational climax of the Allegheny Front. The mountain is named for 19th century writer and illustrator David Hunter Strother (1816–88), known as \"Porte Crayon\" (French, porte-crayon: \"pencil/crayon holder\"), who produced a wide array of early West Virginia landscapes in his work. Show on map
WWNR-AM (Beckley)WWNR is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Beckley, West Virginia, serving Beckley and Oak Hill in West Virginia. WWNR is owned and operated by Southern Communications. WWNR began broadcasting in 1946 on 1450 kHz. It was an affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting System. In 1951 the station changed its frequency to 620 kHz and increased its power output. WWNR is currently using a 250-watt translator on 101.1 FM. The transmitter site is on Sullivan Hill south of Beckley. Show on map
Lost RiverLost River is an unincorporated community on the Lost River in eastern Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. Lost River lies along West Virginia Route 259. Being only two hours from Washington, DC, Lost River has become a popular weekend destination, with a sizeable number of people from the Greater Washington Metropolitan region owning vacation homes there. Lost River is particularly popular with the District's gay population, and several local businesses cater to that demographic group. Show on map
WVEP-FM (Martinsburg)WVEP is a Public Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving the Eastern Panhandle and the Potomac Highlands in West Virginia and the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. WVEP is owned and operated by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, through licensee West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority. The station's main transmitter is located atop Pinnacle Mountain in the Cacapon Mountain ridge, east of Capon Lake, West Virginia.(Main article: West Virginia Public Broadcasting)\n Show on map
West Virginia State UniversityWest Virginia State University (WVSU) is a historically black public university in Institute, West Virginia, United States. In the Charleston-metro area, the school is usually referred to simply as \"State\" or \"West Virginia State\". It was one of the original group of African American land-grant colleges established by the second Morrill Act of 1890 and is the smallest land-grant institution in the country. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Show on map
Reckart MillReckart Mill, also known as Albright Mill, is a historic grist mill located near Cranesville, Preston County, West Virginia. It was built in 1865, and is a frame, 2 1/2-story gable-roofed building that is built, in part, over Muddy Creek. It is notable for its interior structural beam support system of hand hewn pine timbers and mill machinery. Operations at Reckart Mill ceased in 1943. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Show on map
WXIL-FM (Parkersburg)WXIL (My 95 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to Elizabeth, West Virginia, USA, it serves the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH area. The station is currently owned by Burbach Of WV, LLC. My 95 is one of six radio stations owned by Results Radio's Parkersburg, WV cluster. Its sister stations include WGGE, WHBR-FM, WRZZ, WADC, and WVNT. Results Radio also has a radio station cluster in Fairmont, West Virginia Show on map
Elkins High SchoolElkins High School (EHS) is a public high school located in Elkins, West Virginia, United States. The school serves students ranging from grades 9 through 12. The school has an enrollment of 933 students as of September, 2009. This makes it the 30th largest school by enrollment in the state, and the second largest (Behind Buckhannon-Upshur High School) within 70 miles (110 km). Mr. Russ Collett serves as principal of Elkins High School. Show on map
Moundsville BridgeThe Moundsville Bridge is a four-lane through arch bridge that connects Mead Township, Ohio and Moundsville, West Virginia across the Ohio River. The approach routes to the bridge carries Ohio State Route 872 (SR 872) on the Ohio side and the unsigned West Virginia Route 2 Spur on the West Virginia side. The bridge is also officially known as the Arch A. Moore Bridge, named after the former West Virginia governor Arch A. Moore, Jr.. Show on map
Oak Glen High SchoolOak Glen High School is a consolidated public high school serving the northern half of Hancock County, West Virginia. It is located in New Cumberland, West Virginia and is thus the northernmost high school in the state. The current principal is David Smith. The school has 481 students by the count of the WVSSAC placing it in class \"AA\". The mascot is the \"Golden Bear\" and the school colors are Columbia Blue, White and Gold. Show on map
Grant County AirportGrant County Airport (IATA: PGC, FAA LID: W99) is a public use airport in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. It is located one nautical mile (2 km) southwest of the central business district of Petersburg, West Virginia, and owned by the Grant County Airport Authority. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. Show on map
University of CharlestonThe University of Charleston (\"UC\"), formerly Morris Harvey College, is a private accredited university based in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. The university also has locations in Beckley, West Virginia and Martinsburg, West Virginia, known as UC-Beckley and UC-Martinsburg, respectively. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Several of the university's programs are available online. Show on map
WVAH-TV (Charleston)WVAH-TV, channel 11, is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. WVAH-TV is owned by Cunningham Broadcasting, is operated through a local marketing agreement (LMA) by the Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned ABC affiliate WCHS-TV (channel 8). The two stations share studios and offices in Charleston, and WVAH-TV broadcasts from a transmitter south of Scott Depot, West Virginia. Show on map
Hurricane High SchoolHurricane High School, located in Hurricane, West Virginia, one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, is a school of 1,077 students in grades 9-12. It is a part of the Putnam County Schools. The mission of Hurricane High School is to provide a safe, engaging environment for the nurturing of critical, creative thinkers who communicate effectively and are successful, productive, ethical citizens. Show on map
Magnolia High SchoolMagnolia High School (MHS) is a public secondary school in New Martinsville, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Wetzel County Schools district and is located at 601 Maple Avenue. As of the 2012–13 school year, enrollment is 435 students. The feeder school for Magnolia is New Martinsville School. Its partners in education are Bayer, Progressive Bank, and Wendy's. Show on map
Jackson Middle SchoolJackson Middle School is a coeducational public school serving grades 6-8 in Vienna, West Virginia. It is the only middle school in Wood County that has received the National Blue Ribbon Award. Jackson is also a West Virginia School of Excellence. Its feeder schools are Emerson, Greenmont, Vienna, and Neale. Its partner in education is Kraton Polymers and previously Subway. Show on map
Louis Bennett FieldLouis Bennett Field (FAA LID: WV23, formerly 49I) is a private-use airport located three miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Weston, in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. It is privately owned by West Virginia University. The airport is named in honor of Weston native Louis Bennett Jr., a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. Show on map
Pete Dye Golf ClubThe Pete Dye Golf Club is an 18-hole facility in Harrison County, just northwest of Bridgeport, West Virginia. It features 7,308 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 76.9 and it has a slope rating of 147. Designed by Pete Dye, ASGCA, the Pete Dye golf course opened in 1995. Donna Mitchell manages the course as the General Manager. Show on map
WMUL-FM (Huntington)WMUL is a college broadcast radio station licensed to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, serving Metro Huntington. The Marshall University Board of Governors owns WMUL's FCC license and a Board of Directors composed of students and community volunteers, under the direction of Faculty Manager Dr. Charles G. Bailey, handles the day-to-day operations. Show on map
Denmar Correctional CenterThe Denmar Correctional Center (DCC) is a state prison located near Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. Built on the site of the former Denmar Hospital (a facility for tuberculosis patients which closed in 1990), DCC was converted to a prison in 1993. A further building project was completed in 2000, including an Industries/Vocational Building. Show on map
East Hardy High SchoolEast Hardy High School is a high school located in Baker, West Virginia. It was established in the late 1970s after the consolidation of two K-12 schools in Eastern Hardy County: Mathias School and Wardensville School. The school's mascot is the Cougar. The school was listed in the U.S. News & World Report top high schools in the United States every year from 2008 to 2012. Show on map
WOAY-TV (Oak Hill)WOAY-TV is a television station located in Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA. WOAY-TV has been locally-owned by the Thomas family since its inception, and is the ABC affiliate for the Beckley-Bluefield-Oak Hill television market. The station's studio and transmitter are co-located on Legends Highway in Scarbro, West Virginia, just outside Oak Hill's city limits. Show on map
David Morgan Memorial BridgeThe Third Street Bridge, officially known as the David Morgan Memorial Bridge, is a span that crosses the Monongahela River, in Fairmont, West Virginia. The bridge has a characteristic curve in it, and was built in 1979 in order to relieve some of the traffic from the Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge after the Low Level Bridge had closed. Show on map
Cam Henderson CenterThe Cam Henderson Center is the primary indoor athletics complex at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. The first basketball game played in the facility was a varsity match between Marshall and Army on November 27, 1981. The venue is named for Cam Henderson, who coached football and basketball at the school from 1935 to 1955. Show on map
Harrison Power StationHarrison Power Station is a 2-gigawatt coal-fired electricity-generating power station located in Haywood, West Virginia, USA, owned and operated by FirstEnergy. It has one of the tallest chimneys in the world (305 m), built in 1994. Its three identical units, rated at 684 MWe each, were launched into service in 1972, 1973, and 1974. \n* Stacks From the East Show on map
WVPN-FM (Charleston)WVPB is a Public Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, serving West-Central West Virginia. WVPB is owned and operated by West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority. Until July 14, 2014, the station held the call sign WVPN. WVPB is licensed to broadcast a HD (digital hybrid) signal.(Main article: West Virginia Public Broadcasting)\n Show on map
WBTH-AM (Williamson)WBTH (1400 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Williamson, West Virginia, USA. The station, established in 1939, is owned and operated by East Kentucky Broadcasting Corporation. WBTH broadcasts a news/talk/sports radio format serving Williamson, Central Mingo County, West Virginia and Northeastern Pike County, Kentucky. Show on map
Winterplace Ski ResortWinterplace Ski Resort is a ski resort located in Ghent, West Virginia on Raleigh County's Flat Top Mountain. The southernmost ski resort in West Virginia, Winterplace is a popular attraction due to its proximity to Interstate 77. It operates in conjunction with The Resort at Glade Springs, a four season golf resort and spa. Show on map
Wolf PenWolf Pen is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States, along Indian Creek. The community took its name from the wolf pen, a device used to trap wolves. Show on map
Frankfort High SchoolFrankfort High School is a high school in Short Gap, West Virginia, United States which houses over 600 students from Ridgeley, Short Gap, Ft. Ashby, Wiley Ford, and Carpendale. The school mascot is the falcon and the school colors are Columbia blue and silver. As of the end of the 2013-14 school year, the principal was Joseph Riley. Show on map
Shenandoah DownsShenandoah Downs was a five-furlong horse-racing track located just outside the eastern limits of Charles Town, West Virginia, United States, that operated from 1959 through 1975. The grandstand remained until 2006 when it was demolished. The site is now a training facility operated by the adjacent Charles Town racetrack. Show on map
East Huntington BridgeThe East Huntington Bridge (officially the Frank Gatski Memorial Bridge, also called the East End Bridge or the 31st Street Bridge) is a 900-foot (270 m) cable-stayed bridge crossing the Ohio River at Huntington, West Virginia. It carries WV 106 on the West Virginia approach and OH 775 on the Ohio approach. Show on map
WPHP-FM (Wheeling)WPHP (91.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Hit Radio music format. Licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, USA, it serves the greater Wheeling area. The station is currently owned by the Ohio County Board Of Education and is operated by the students of Wheeling Park High School. Show on map
Sam Black ChurchSam Black Church is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. It is located at the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 60 on the Midland Trail, a National Scenic Byway. The community is named for Sam Black Church, a Registered Historic Place which is nearby. Show on map
WVVA-TV (Bluefield)WVVA, channel 6, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Bluefield, West Virginia, USA, owned by the Quincy Media media chain. The station's studios are located on U.S. Route 460 in Bluefield, and its transmitter is based at East River Mountain, near the West Virginia-Virginia border. Show on map
Cross Lanes Christian SchoolCross Lanes Christian School is a private, Christian elementary and secondary school in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, United States. The school, located on a 42-acre campus, is a ministry of Cross Lanes Bible Church. The school has an enrollment of over 300 students in grades K-5 through grade 12. Show on map
Left HandLeft Hand (also Justices, Knights, or Lefthand) is an unincorporated community in southeastern Roane County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 36 southeast of the city of Spencer, the county seat of Roane County. Its Post Office is still active (see image below). The community was named after nearby Lefthand Run creek. Show on map
WHAW-AM (Weston)Whaw is a hamlet in Arkengarthdale in North Yorkshire, England. It is one of few settlements in the dale and is one of the smallest. It is about 2 miles north of Langthwaite. The adjacent Arkle Beck Meadows form a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 1851 census counted 18 houses in Whaw. Show on map
Salem International UniversitySalem International University (commonly referred to as SIU) is an American for-profit college located in Salem, West Virginia, in the United States. It has about 835 students, enrolled in undergraduate as well as graduate programs, and was founded by the Seventh Day Baptist Church in 1888. Show on map
Craft Memorial LibraryCraft Memorial Library (CML) is a public library serving the city of Bluefield, WV. CML also operates as part of the Mountain Library Network, a resource sharing consortium which unites public library services across West Virginia. Governed by a publicly elected board of trustees. Show on map
TariffTariff is an unincorporated community in Roane County, West Virginia, United States. Tariff is located along County Route 27 and the Henry Fork 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Spencer. Tariff had a post office, which opened on February 10, 1890, and closed on October 1, 2005. Show on map
Mitchell Power PlantMitchell Power Plant is a large coal fired power station at Moundsville, West Virginia, United States. It has a 1,206-foot (368 m) tall chimney, which was built in 1968. This smokestack was once the tallest in the world for a short period of time. As of 2013 it is the sixth tallest. Show on map
WEPM-AM (Martinsburg)WEPM is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. WEPM is owned and operated by John and David Raese, through licensee West Virginia Radio Corporation of the Alleghenies. Show on map
WMMN-AM (Fairmont)WMMN is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fairmont, West Virginia, serving North-Central West Virginia. WMMN is owned and operated by Alan Michaels and Robert Woodward's Spectrum Radio Group, through licensee Spectrum Radio Fairmont LLC. Show on map
WELC-FM (Welch)WKQB is a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Pocahontas, Virginia, serving Bluefield and Bland in Virginia and Bluefield and Princeton in West Virginia. WKQB is owned and operated by West Virginia-Virginia Holding Company, LLC. Show on map
WSCW-AM (South Charleston)WSCW (1410 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve South Charleston, West Virginia, USA. The station is owned by L.M. Communications of Kentucky, LLC. Show on map
WVNP-FM (Wheeling)WVNP is a Public Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, serving the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Upper Ohio River Valley. WVNP is owned and operated by West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority.(Main article: West Virginia Public Broadcasting)\n Show on map
Little Beaver State Park Lake DamLittle Beaver State Park is state park in Raleigh County, West Virginia. It is located near Beckley, West Virginia, about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of I-64 at Grandview Road, exit 129A. The park sits on the shores of 18-acre (0.07 km²) Little Beaver Lake. Show on map
CaveCave is an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. It was so named because of a cave in the vicinity. A post office was established here in 1890. Cave is located on U.S. Route 220 along the South Branch Potomac River. Show on map
Letter GapLetter Gap is an unincorporated community in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States. Letter Gap is located on U.S. Routes 33 and 119 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southwest of Glenville. Letter Gap had a post office, which closed on February 1, 1997. Show on map
WEMM-FM (Huntington)WEMM-FM (107.9 FM, \"Gospel 107.9\") is a Southern Gospel and religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Huntington, West Virginia, serving the Huntington/Charleston area. WEMM-FM is owned and operated by Mortenson Broadcasting. Show on map
Mallory AirportMallory Airport (FAA LID: WV12) is a private-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of South Charleston, in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is privately owned by Ben F. Mallory. Show on map
WVPG-FM (Parkersburg)WVPG is a Public Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Bluefield, West Virginia, serving Parkersburg in West Virginia and Marietta in Ohio. WVPG is owned and operated by West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority.(Main article: West Virginia Public Broadcasting)\n Show on map
WVKM-FM (Matewan)WVKM is a broadcast radio station licensed to Matewan, West Virginia, serving parts of Southern West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and Southwest Virginia. WVKM is owned and operated by West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority. Show on map
WCDE-FM (Elkins)WCDE is a Christian Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Elkins, West Virginia, serving Metro Elkins, and airing programming from the Air 1 radio network. WCDE is owned and operated by Davis and Elkins College. Show on map
George Washington High SchoolGeorge Washington High School is a public high school in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. The school was nicknamed \"The Hill\", as it is located in the South Hills neighborhood, and has been referred to as \"GeeDub\" in recent years. Show on map
Wheeling Ohio County AirportWheeling Ohio County Airport (IATA: HLG, ICAO: KHLG, FAA LID: HLG) is a public airport serving Wheeling and Ohio County, WV. It is eight miles (13 km) northeast of downtown Wheeling and is owned by the Ohio County Commission. Show on map
Ripley High SchoolRipley High School is a public school in Ripley, West Virginia, serving the town of Ripley and the immediate surrounding areas in Jackson County, West Virginia. The school receives feeder students from Ripley Middle School. Show on map
Charleston Catholic High SchoolCharleston Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational high school located in eastern downtown Charleston, West Virginia, USA. CCHS was founded in 1923 and is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Show on map
WFGH-FM (Fort Gay)WFGH is a Variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fort Gay, West Virginia, serving Wayne County in West Virginia and Lawrence County in Kentucky. WFGH is owned and operated by Wayne County Board of Education. Show on map
West Virginia State Penitentiary (historical)The West Virginia State Penitentiary is a retired, gothic style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. It operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility. Show on map
Welch Municipal AirportWelch Municipal Airport (FAA LID: I25) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Welch, a city in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Show on map
Storer College (historical)Storer College was a historically black college located in Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia. It operated from 1865 until 1955. Its former campus is now part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Show on map
Jackson County AirportJackson County Airport (FAA LID: I18) is a county-owned, public-use airport located six nautical miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Ravenswood, in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. Show on map
Josephs MillsJosephs Mills is an unincorporated community in Tyler County, West Virginia, United States. It was the birthplace for Cecil H. Underwood, who was the Governor of West Virginia from 1957 to 1961, and from 1997 to 2001. Show on map
WADC-AM (Parkersburg)WADC is an Adult Standards formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Parkersburg, West Virginia, serving the Mid-Ohio Valley. WADC is owned and operated by Burbach Broadcasting Company. Show on map
WMTD-FM (Hinton)WMTD-FM is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Hinton, West Virginia, serving Beckley, West Virginia. WMTD-FM is owned and operated by Kenneth Allman, through licensee Mountainplex Media II, LLC. Show on map
WKLP-AM (Keyser)WKLP is a Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Keyser, West Virginia, serving Keyser, West Virginia and Mineral County, West Virginia. WKLP is owned and operated by West Virginia Radio Corporation. Show on map
Hinton-Alderson AirportHinton–Alderson Airport (FAA LID: WV77) is a private-use airport located in Pence Springs, West Virginia, between the larger communities of Hinton and Alderson. The airport is privately owned by Ruth Tolley Gwinn. Show on map
WCIR-FM (Beckley)WCIR-FM (103.7 FM) is a Contemporary Hit Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Beckley, West Virginia, USA, serving Southern West Virginia. WCIR-FM is owned and operated by Southern Communications. Show on map
WGLZ-FM (West Liberty)WGLZ is a Top 40 formatted broadcast radio station licensed to West Liberty, West Virginia, serving West Liberty in West Virginia and Tiltonsville in Ohio. WGLZ is owned and operated by West Liberty University. Show on map
WHFI-FM (Lindside)WHFI is a Classic Hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Lindside, West Virginia, serving Union and Monroe County, West Virginia. WHFI is owned and operated by the Monroe County Board of Education. Show on map
Bayard Truss BridgeThe Bayard Bridge is a crossing of the North Branch Potomac River between Grant County, West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. The bridge takes its name from the town of Bayard at its West Virginia end. Show on map
WVPW-FM (Buckhannon)WVPW is a Public Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Buckhannon, West Virginia, serving Central West Virginia. WVPW is owned and operated by West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority.(Main article: West Virginia Public Broadcasting)\n Show on map
Nitro High SchoolNitro High School is a public high school in the city of Nitro in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is one of eight public high schools in the Kanawha County School District. The school was founded in 1917. Show on map
WHAJ-FM (Bluefield)WHAJ is a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Bluefield, West Virginia, serving Southern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia. WHAJ is owned and operated by Alpha Media. Show on map
Guthrie Air Force Station (historical)Guthrie Air Force Station is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. It is located 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north-northeast of South Charleston, West Virginia. It was closed in 1968. Show on map
WCWV-FM (Summersville)WCWV is a Contemporary Hit Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Summersville, West Virginia, serving East-Central West Virginia. WCWV is owned and operated by Summit Media Broadcasting, LLC. Show on map
WCLG-FM (Morgantown)WCLG-FM is an Active Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Morgantown, West Virginia, serving North-Central West Virginia. WCLG-FM is owned and operated by Bowers Broadcasting Corporation. Show on map
WKLC-FM (Saint Albans)WKLC-FM is a Mainstream Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to St. Albans, West Virginia, serving the Charleston/Huntington area. WKLC-FM is owned and operated by L.M. Communications, Inc. Show on map
35th Street BridgeThe 35th Street Bridge crosses the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia, in the United States. It connects Interstate 64/77 southat Exit #98 with West Virginia Route 61 in northern Kanawha City. Show on map
WTCR-FM (Huntington)WTCR-FM (103.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country format. Licensed to Huntington, West Virginia, USA, it serves the Huntington WV area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Show on map
Leon Airport (historical)Leon Airport (FAA LID: W07) is a privately owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Leon, in Mason County, West Virginia, United States. Show on map
Red Sulphur SpringsRed Sulphur Springs is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, West Virginia, USA. It once boasted the Red Sulphur Springs Hotel. It is located on West Virginia Route 12, close to Indian Creek. Show on map
WIWS-AM (Beckley)WBKW is a Southern Gospel formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Beckley, West Virginia, serving Beckley and Oak Hill in West Virginia. WBKW is owned and operated by Southern Communications. Show on map
WKWK-FM (Wheeling)WKWK-FM is an adult contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, USA, serving the Wheeling/Steubenville area. WKWK is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Show on map
CampusCampus is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States. Campus is located along Huff Creek and West Virginia Route 10 5.6 miles (9.0 km) west-northwest of Oceana. Show on map
Pickle StreetPickle Street is an unincorporated community in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States, on U.S. Route 33 along Leading Creek. It is mostly a residential area, but it has an auction house. Show on map
WCEF-FM (Ripley)WCEF is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Ripley, West Virginia, serving Ripley and Jackson County, West Virginia. WCEF is owned and operated by Baker Family Stations. Show on map
WKMM-FM (Kingwood)WKMM is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Kingwood, West Virginia, serving Kingwood and Preston County, West Virginia. WKMM is owned and operated by Neil P. Waldeck. Show on map
WWYO-AM (Pineville)WWYO is a Full Service formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Pineville, West Virginia, serving Pineville and Wyoming County, West Virginia. WWYO is owned and operated by MRJ, Inc. Show on map
WAXS-FM (Oak Hill)WAXS is a Classic Hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Oak Hill, West Virginia, serving Beckley/Oak Hill/Hinton area. WAXS is owned and operated by Southern Communications. Show on map
WDMX-FM (Vienna)WDMX is a Classic Hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Vienna, West Virginia, serving the Parkersburg/Marietta area. WDMX is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Show on map
Herron AirportHerron Airport (FAA LID: 7G1), is privately owned airport in New Cumberland, West Virginia, U.S., part of the Pittsburgh Combined Statistical Area. It was opened in November 1946. Show on map
Saint Joseph Central Catholic High SchoolSt. Joseph Central Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Show on map
OmpsOmps is an unincorporated community that lies along U.S. Route 522 in Morgan County, West Virginia, USA. Omps previously had a post office that operated between 1887 to 1973. The community was named after one Mr. Omps, an original owner of the town site. Show on map
Cheat BridgeCheat Bridge is an unincorporated community in southeastern Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. It is located near U.S. Route 250's crossing of Shavers Fork. Show on map
Brooke High SchoolBrooke High School (BHS) is a public high school located in Wellsburg, West Virginia. It is the only public high school in Brooke County. The school teaches grades 9–12. Show on map
Sissonville High SchoolSissonville High School is a public secondary school in Sissonville, West Virginia, USA, operated by Kanawha County Schools. It serves students of grades 9 to 12. Show on map
Point Pleasant Junior - Senior High SchoolPoint Pleasant Junior/Senior High School is located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. It is located in Mason County and is the largest high school in the county. Show on map
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Notre Dame High SchoolNotre Dame High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Clarksburg, West Virginia. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Show on map
Keyser High SchoolKeyser High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Keyser, West Virginia, in Mineral County that operates as part of the Mineral County School District. Show on map
Herbert Hoover High SchoolHerbert Hoover High School is a public high school in Clendenin, West Virginia. It was formed by consolidation in 1963. It serves the northeastern part of Kanawha County, West Virginia. During the 2016 West Virginia flood the school building was damaged beyond repair on June 23rd, 2016 when the Elk River put 7 feet of water into the school. On July 21. 2016 the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared the building a total loss and the Kanawha County School Board began expedited plans for a new building. The new building is expected to be open by the 2018-19 school year. For the 2016-17 school year, student will share space via a split schedule with Elkview Middle School, with each group attending school for four and one-half hours per day with reading and homework assignments. A tempor Show on map
Old ArthurOld Arthur is an unincorporated community in Grant County, West Virginia, United States. Old Arthur lies along West Virginia Secondary Route 5. Show on map
CoalCoal is an unincorporated community and coal town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States, along Cabin Creek. It was also known as Cofoco. Show on map
West Virginia Junior CollegeWest Virginia Junior College is a group of privately owned colleges in Morgantown, Bridgeport, and Charleston in West Virginia. Show on map
ExchangeExchange is an unincorporated community in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States that has the ZIP code of 26619. Show on map
Riverside High SchoolRiverside High School is the largest high school in Kanawha County, and is located in Belle, West Virginia, USA. Show on map
MudMud is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office is closed. The community was named after the nearby Mud River. Show on map
Williamson High SchoolWilliamson High School (WHS) was a public high school in Williamson, West Virginia. It closed in June 2011. Show on map
Burch High School (historical)Burch High School (BHS) was a public high school in Delbarton, West Virginia. It was closed in June 2011. Show on map
Stone CliffStone Cliff or Stonecliff is an unincorporated community and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia. Show on map
Capital High SchoolCapital High School is a public high school located in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Show on map
FlatsFlats is an unincorporated community in Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. Show on map
WMOV-AM (Ravenswood)WMOV may refer to: \n* WMOV (AM), a radio station (1360 AM) licensed to Ravenswood, West Virginia, United States \n* WMOV-FM, a radio station (107.7 FM) licensed to Norfolk, Virginia, United States \n* WMoV, Wheat mosaic virus, a virus of cereal crops __DISAMBIG__ Show on map
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Hedgesville High SchoolHedgesville High School is located at 109 Ridge Road North, Hedgesville, West Virginia, United States. The school teaches around 1,300 students. Its mascot is Steffan the Eagle, and its colors are blue and gold. Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in West Virginia
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Kanawha RiverThe Kanawha River (/kəˈnɔː/ kə-NAW or /kəˈnɔːə/ kə-NAW-ə) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 97 mi (156 km) long, in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The largest inland waterway in West Virginia, it has formed a significant industrial region of the state since the middle of the 19th century. Show on map
Leatherbark RunLeatherbark Run is the name of a stream in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It is a tributary of the Greenbrier River. The Leatherbark has the distinction of being West Virginia's highest stream. It begins at a natural spring on the south face of Bald Knob on Back Allegheny Mountain in the western half of the county. The elevation of its headwaters is over 4,680 feet above sea level. It then proceeds south down the side of the mountain, then turns eastward near Whittaker and continues in that direction until it flows into the Greenbrier at the town of Cass. The total elevation change from its headwaters to its mouth is approximately 2,230 feet, more than any other stream in the state. Show on map
Burnsville LakeBurnsville Lake is both a recreational and flood control reservoir on Little Kanawha River located southeast of Burnsville in Braxton County, West Virginia. Burnsville Lake was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1938. Show on map
Cranberry GladesCranberry Glades — also known simply as The Glades — are a cluster of five small, boreal-type bogs in southwestern Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. This area, high in the Allegheny Mountains at about 3,400 feet (1,000 m), is protected as the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, part of the Monongahela National Forest. This site is the headwaters of the Cranberry River, a popular trout stream, and is adjacent to the nearly 50,000-acre (200 km2) Cranberry Wilderness. In 1974, the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area was designated a National Natural Landmark. Show on map
Capon Springs RunCapon Springs Run is a 4.8-mile-long (7.7 km) tributary stream of the Cacapon River in Hampshire County of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. Capon Springs Run is a shallow, stony, non-navigable stream fed by the famous \"Capon Springs\" at its source on the flanks of Great North Mountain east of the hamlet of Capon Springs. The stream flows west through Capon Springs Resort, parallel to Capon Springs Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 16) along Middle Ridge and meets with Himmelwright Run. To the south, Capon Springs Run is bound by the George Washington National Forest. At its confluence with Dry Run at Capon Springs Station, the stream is met by the old Winchester and Western Railroad grade where a trestle and passenger station once existed. Capon Springs Run enters the Cacapon at the ol Show on map
Cheat LakeCheat Lake is a 13-mile-long (21 km) reservoir on the Cheat River in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. It was originally named Lake Lynn, but the Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon Cheat Lake as the reservoir's name in 1976. The surface area of Cheat Lake is about 1,730 acres (700 ha). The volume is approximately 128.016 cubic kilometres (30.713 cu mi). It is located immediately downstream of the 10-mile-long (16 km) Cheat Canyon. Show on map
Sleepy Creek LakeSleepy Creek Lake is a 205-acre (0.8 km2) impoundment of the Meadow Branch of Sleepy Creek in Berkeley County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The reservoir is located entirely within the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Show on map
Sir Johns RunSir Johns Run is an 8.9-mile-long (14.3 km) tributary stream of the Potomac River in Morgan County, West Virginia. For most of its course, Sir Johns Run is a shallow non-navigable stream. It rises on the eastern flanks of Cacapon Mountain and from its source, flows north with Cacapon Mountain to its west and Warm Spring Ridge to its east. During its flow northward through the valley, Sir Johns Run is joined by a number of smaller spring-fed streams. Sir Johns Run empties into the Potomac River at the small community of the same name, Sir Johns Run. The stream takes its name from Sir John St. Clair, a deputy quartermaster present during General Edward Braddock's expedition through the area during the French and Indian War. Show on map
Big Ugly CreekBig Ugly Creek is a major tributary of the Guyandotte River in the Harts Creek District of Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States. The naming of this creek was due to 1) an early settler at the mouth of the creek who was unpleasing to the eye; 2) the crooked shape of the creek itself. Big Ugly Creek is a meandering stream stretching nearly 20 miles from Route 119 northeast of Chapmanville in Boone County to where it meets the Guyandotte River at Gill, an extinct railroad town north of Harts in Lincoln County. Big Ugly Creek is also at the southern end of the state's largest mountaintop removal mine, Arch Coal's Hobet 21. The mine stretches nearly 15 miles from near Julian, north of Madison in Boone County to right above the end of Fawn Hollow, which joins Big Ugly, not far from the B Show on map
Green Spring RunGreen Spring Run is an 8.9-mile-long (14.3 km) tributary stream of the North Branch Potomac River in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Green Spring Run rises in Greenwood Hollow north of Springfield and meanders northeast through Green Spring Valley. The South Branch Valley Railroad and Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) run parallel to the stream. It runs through the community of Green Spring, from which the stream takes its name. From Green Spring, Green Spring Run flows east where it reaches its confluence with the North Branch Potomac shortly before the North Branch joins with the South Branch Potomac River to form the Potomac River. Show on map
R. D. Bailey LakeR. D. Bailey Lake is located on the Guyandotte River in Wyoming and Mingo Counties in West Virginia, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) east of Justice. Originally referred to as Justice Reservoir, the lake was named by Congressional action, Public Law 90-46, on July 4, 1967 for the late Robert D. Bailey, Sr., a prominent jurist, diarist, and citizen of Pineville. R. D. Bailey lake was dedicated in August 1980. Show on map
Pocatalico RiverThe Pocatalico River is a tributary of the Kanawha River, about 75 mi (120 km) long, in west-central West Virginia in the United States. Via the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. The Pocatalico rises in Roane County near the community of Looneyville and flows generally southwestwardly through southern Roane, northern Kanawha and southeastern Putnam Counties, past the community of Sissonville. It meets the Kanawha River at the town of Poca. Show on map
Trout PondTrout Pond — formerly called Old Pond — located near Wardensville in Hardy County, West Virginia, USA, is the state's only natural lake. The small \"lake\" is situated in the Trout Pond Recreation Area (TPRA) of the George Washington National Forest. Formerly, the pond had fluctuated in surface area between 2 and 3 acres, but recently it has appeared to be disappearing due to underground structural changes. Show on map
Mount Storm LakeMount Storm Lake – also known as New Stony River Reservoir – is a 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) reservoir created in 1965 on the Stony River in Grant County, West Virginia. Mount Storm Lake serves as a cooling pond for the Dominion 1.6 gigawatt Mount Storm Power Station, which provides electricity to more than two million customers in Northern Virginia. The reservoir stands at an altitude of 3,244 feet (989 m). Show on map
Stony RiverThe Stony River is a 26.7-mile-long (43.0 km) tributary of the North Branch Potomac River in Grant County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The Stony River joins with the North Branch at the Mineral County border. Its source lies north of the Dolly Sods Wilderness on the Tucker County border in the Allegheny Front. Show on map
Summit LakeSummit Lake is a 43-acre (170,000 m2) cold water reservoir located in Greenbrier County, West Virginia in the Gauley Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest. The reservoir is formed by the impoundment of the waters of two forks of Coats Run, a small tributary of the North Fork of the Cherry River. There have been attempts to rename the lake in honor of Carl E. Gainer, a politician from nearby Richwood. These efforts, however, have had limited success with local residents and the United States Forest Service. Show on map
Beech Fork LakeBeech Fork Lake is a 720 acre (2.9 km2) reservoir located near Lavalette in Wayne County, West Virginia. Beech Fork Lake is also partly located in neighboring Cabell County. Millers Fork and Stowers Branch join Beech Fork with their own river valleys contributing to the majority of the lakesurface of Beech Fork Lake. These streams are tributaries of Twelvepole Creek. Beech Fork Lake as a flood control impoundment was authorized by the Flood Control Act of October 23, 1962 and was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the mid-1970s. The lake was completed and dedicated in May 1978. Show on map
Dutch ForkThe Dutch Fork is a region of South Carolina located in Lexington, Newberry, and Richland Counties between the Saluda River and the Broad River where they fork together, forming the Congaree River. The area is named after the original German settlers of the area, and like the Pennsylvania Dutch, Dutch here is a corruption of the term deutsch (which means German in the German language). Initial settlement of the area was largely between 1730 and 1766 when the South Carolina government offered incentives for foreign Protestants to settle what was then the backcountry. Show on map
Warm Spring RunWarm Spring Run is an 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km) non-navigable tributary stream of the Potomac River in Morgan County of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. It rises on the eastern side of Warm Springs Ridge (1,115 feet) and parallels U.S. Route 522 for most of its course. Warm Spring Run enters the Potomac River at Hancock. Warm Spring Run is primarily fed by springs on Warm Springs Ridge, the most well-known of these being the springs at Berkeley Springs State Park in Berkeley Springs through which it flows. Show on map
Harker RunHarker Run is a stream located in Wetzel County, West Virginia. The mouth of Harker Run is approximately 300 m (1000 ft) south-southwest of the small village of Earnshaw. The creek flows roughly from southwest to northeast, and is approximately 2.8 km (1.7 mi) in total length. It drains into Long Drain at its northeastern end at 330 m (1080 ft) above sea level. At its highest point, the creek is at approximately 430 m (1400 ft) elevation. The entire length of the stream is paralleled by Harker Run Road. Show on map
Guyandotte RiverThe Guyandotte River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 166 mi (267 km) long, in southwestern West Virginia in the United States. It was named after the French term for the Wendat Native Americans. It drains an area of the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau south of the Ohio between the watersheds of the Kanawha River to the northeast and Twelvepole Creek and the Big Sandy River to the southwest. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. Show on map
Lake SherwoodLake Sherwood is a 164-acre (0.66 km2) reservoir located within the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, US. The recreation area surrounding Lake Sherwood contains camping and picnicking facilities as well as a boating site and a beach for swimmers. The lake is located near community of Neola and covers most of the farmland of Richard Rider and Jane Dixon Rider who settled the land around 1790. Show on map
Sutton LakeSutton Lake is a 1,520-acre (6 km2) reservoir on the Elk River in Braxton and Webster counties, West Virginia. Sutton Lake is located just upstream of Sutton. It was authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1938. Construction of the dam began in 1956 and was completed in 1961. The dam is 210 feet (64 m) high, 1,178 feet (359 m) long, and constructed of concrete. The lake was named by Congressional action, Public Law 90-46, July 4, 1967. Show on map
Stony River ReservoirStony River Reservoir was constructed on the Stony River in 1888 by Westvaco to supply the source of water for the company's main pulp mill. William Luke's summer residence was located on the lake. The dam suffered from structural weakness and was periodically drained for repairs. The center portion of the dam has since been demolished and the reservoir drained. The majority of the dam still stands on either side of the, now, free flowing river. Show on map
Cam Harker SpringCam Harker Spring is a spring located in Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA. The spring is located on a steep hillside 75 m (245 ft) above the southern bank of Dunkard Creek at 363 m (1190 ft) elevation above sea level. The spring is approximately 800 m (2600 ft) south of the town of Pentress and West Virginia Route 7, also known as the Mason-Dixon Highway. The spring is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) south of the Pennsylvania-West Virginia state border. Show on map
Little Kanawha RiverThe Little Kanawha River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 169 mi (269 km) long, in western West Virginia in the United States. Via the Ohio, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 2,320 mi² (6,009 km²) on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau. It served as an important commercial water route in the early history of West Virginia, particularly in the logging and petroleum industries. Show on map
Bluestone LakeBluestone Lake is a flood control reservoir located on the New River near Hinton, West Virginia. At its normal pool level, Bluestone Dam impounds a 10.7-mile (17.2 km) stretch of the New and its tributary, the Bluestone River. Normally approximately 2,040 acres (8.3 km2) in size, the lake can grow to over 36 miles (58 km) long at flood control pool. At higher water levels, the lake extends into Giles County, Virginia. Show on map
Dans RunDans Run is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) non-navigable tributary stream of the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia. Dans Run rises to the east of Patterson Creek Mountain and empties into the North Branch at the community of Dans Run on the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Dans Run Island in the North Branch Potomac, at its confluence with Dans Run, is also named for the small stream. Show on map
Summersville LakeSummersville Lake is a reservoir located in the US state of West Virginia. The lake is formed by a rock-fill dam (Summersville Dam) on the Gauley River, south of Summersville in Nicholas County. It is the largest lake in West Virginia, with 2,700 acres (1,100 ha) of water and over 60 miles (97 km) of shoreline at the summer pool water level. Its maximum depth is 327 feet. Show on map
Kettle CreekKettle Creek is a 7.3-mile-long (11.7 km) tributary stream of the South Fork South Branch Potomac River in Hardy and Pendleton counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. Kettle Creek rises on Mitchell Knob (2,717 feet) and flows north along the eastern flanks of Sweedlin Hill (2,303 feet) through Sweedlin Valley in the George Washington National Forest. Show on map
Mill CreekMill Creek is a 5.3-mile-long (8.5 km) tributary stream of the North Fork South Branch Potomac River in Pendleton County, West Virginia. Mill Creek rises on the western flanks of North Fork Mountain (3412 feet/1040 m) and from there, flows north through Germany Valley. Its confluence with the North Fork lies at Hinkle Gap between Germany and Harman Knobs. Show on map
Dillons RunDillons Run was an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. It is located at the intersection of Dillons Run Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 50/25) and Haines Road along Dillons Run stream from which it takes its name. Dillons Run no longer has its own post office in operation. It was originally known as Luptons Mill. Show on map
Plum Orchard LakePlum Orchard Lake is a 202-acre (0.8 km2) reservoir in the Plum Orchard Wildlife Management Area in Fayette County, West Virginia. The reservoir is the result of an impoundment on Plum Orchard Creek. Plum Orchard Lake was constructed in 1962 with a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m) and an average depth of 15 feet (5 m). Show on map
Birch RiverThe Birch River is a tributary of the Elk River in rural central West Virginia in the United States, on the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. It rises near the town of Cowen in western Webster County, and flows generally WNW through northern Nicholas County and southern Braxton County, where it joins the Elk. The river most likely was named after birch trees lining its banks. Show on map
Jennings Randolph LakeJennings Randolph Lake is a reservoir of 952 acres (3.85 km2) located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia. It is approximately eight miles upstream of Bloomington, Maryland, and approximately five miles north of Elk Garden, West Virginia. Show on map
Warden LakeWarden Lake is a reservoir on Moores Run (a Cacapon River tributary) near Wardensville in northern Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. Warden Lake is located within the Warden Lake Wildlife Management Area nestled between Baker Mountain (2,024 ft/617 m) and Big Ridge (1,995 ft/608 m). Show on map
Coal ForkCoal Fork is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of a larger unincorporated community known as Campbells Creek, approximately 10 minutes east of Charleston, West Virginia. The population was 1,233 at the 2010 census. Show on map
Mud RiverThe Mud River is a tributary of the Guyandotte River in southwestern West Virginia in the United States. Via the Guyandotte and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. The river is popular with muskellunge anglers. The name is likely descriptive. Show on map
East Lynn LakeEast Lynn Lake is a 1,005-acre (4 km2) reservoir on the East Fork Twelvepole Creek in Wayne County, West Virginia. The lake is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, as part of a series of flood control projects for the Ohio River basin. Show on map
Rockwell RunRockwell Run is a mountain stream in Morgan County, West Virginia. It is a tributary of the Potomac River. The Rockwell Formation is named after Rockwell Run, where exposures of the formation were first described by Stose and Swartz in 1912. Show on map
Glen ForkGlen Fork is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 487. The confluence of the Laurel Fork and its tributary the Glen Fork is located in the community. Show on map
Buffalo Creek ReservoirBuffalo Creek Reservoir is a reservoir near West Milford in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States. The reservoir is formed by an impoundment on Buffalo Creek, a tributary stream of the West Fork River. Show on map
Crab RunCrab Run is a stream located entirely within Ritchie County, West Virginia. It is a tributary of South Fork Hughes River. Crab Run was descriptively named on account of crayfish in its waters. Show on map
Glade CreekGlade Creek is a major tributary of the New River in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Glade Creek lies within the largest side valley off New River in the New River Gorge National River area. Show on map
Alum SpringsAlum Springs is a ghost town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Alum Springs was 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Maxwelton. Alum Springs appeared on USGS maps as late as 1923. Show on map
Old Sweet SpringsOld Sweet Springs was a resort known for its natural warm spring waters, founded in Sweet Springs, Virginia, United States (now Sweet Springs, West Virginia) in 1792. Show on map
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Congo RunCongo Run is a stream in Hancock County, West Virginia, in the United States. It was named after the Congo River, in Africa. Show on map
Soak CreekSoak Creek is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. The community takes its name from nearby Soak Creek, which originally was called Soak Ass Creek. Show on map
Negro RunNegro Run is a stream in Wood County, West Virginia, in the United States. Show on map
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Spruce Knob LakeSpruce Knob Lake is a 23-acre (0.093 km2) reservoir located within the Monongahela National Forest in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. The recreation area surrounding Spruce Knob Lake contains camping and picnicking facilities as well as a boating site. At an elevation of 3,840 feet, it is the highest lake in West Virginia. Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in West Virginia
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New River Gorge National RiverThe New River Gorge National River is a unit of the United States National Park Service designed to protect and maintain the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia. Established in 1978, the NPS-protected area stretches for 53 miles (85 km) from just downstream of Hinton to Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. Show on map
Beartown State ParkBeartown State Park is a 110-acre (45 ha) state park located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia, in northern Greenbrier County, West Virginia (with a small portion of the park also located in Pocahontas County). The land was purchased in 1970 with funds from the Nature Conservancy and a donation from Mrs. Edwin G. Polan, in memory of her son, Ronald Keith Neal, a local soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War. Development of the park has been minimal in order to preserve the natural attractions of the area. Recreation in the park consists of hiking along improved trails and boardwalks. Markers explain the natural processes at work in the area. The name \"Beartown State Park\" was chosen because local residents claimed that many cav Show on map
Stonewall Jackson Lake State ParkStonewall Jackson Lake State Park is a state park along the shores of Stonewall Jackson Lake, an impoundment on the West Fork River in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The lake is a project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The original park was completed in 1990 and consisted of a campground, marina, multi-purpose building, and park offices. Unfortunately, the revenues generated from park activities were not able to support the debt from construction activities. Senator Robert C. Byrd developed a legislation that meant the State would not have to pay the Corps the $28 million debt if improvements to the State Park exceeded $28 million. Show on map
Cacapon MountainCacapon Mountain (/kəˈkeɪpən/ kə-KAY-pən) runs northwest through Morgan and Hampshire counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, rising to its greatest elevation of 2,618 feet (798 m) above sea-level at High Point. Cacapon Mountain is a folded mountain ridge, belonging to the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Province. Cacapon Mountain spans 16 miles (26 km) NNE to the Potomac River near Great Cacapon. Show on map
Blaine IslandBlaine Island is an island on the Kanawha River in the city of South Charleston, West Virginia. It is roughly 80 acres (320,000 m2) in size. Blaine Island serves as the South Charleston Manufacturing Site for the Union Carbide Corporation, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. Union Carbide purchased Blaine Island in 1927 in order to expand their petrochemical manufacturing operations in South Charleston. The company previously had petrochemical plants in South Charleston in 1925 and Clendenin in 1920, which holds the distinction as the world's first petrochemical plant. Show on map
Nathaniel MountainNathaniel Mountain is a mountain ridge that runs southwest northeast through Hampshire County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, rising to its greatest elevation of 2,739 feet (835 m) above sea-level. The mountain is bound at its western flank by the South Branch Potomac River and to its eastern flank by South Branch Mountain 3,028 feet (923 m). The bulk of Nathaniel Mountain is located within the Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Show on map
Spring Gap MountainSpring Gap Mountain runs southwest northeast through Morgan and Hampshire counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, rising to its greatest elevation of 2,237 ft (682 m) north of \"Spring Gap\", from which the mountain takes its name. The gap is the source for Dug Hill Run, a tributary stream of the Little Cacapon River. Show on map
Bluestone State ParkBluestone State Park is a state park in Summers County, West Virginia. The 2,154-acre (872 ha) park is located 45 miles from the New River Gorge Bridge, and along the western shores of Bluestone Lake, an impoundment of the New River built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The park and lake are named after the Bluestone River, that flows into the New River at the park. Show on map
Babbs IslandBabbs Island is an island in Hancock County, West Virginia on the Ohio River between East Liverpool, Ohio and Chester, West Virginia. It takes its name from the Babbs family of Columbiana County, Ohio which once owned the island from 1804 to 1820. The pylons of the U.S. Route 30 bridge between East Liverpool and Chester completed in 1978 lie on Babbs Island's southwestern flank. The southernmost end of the island is owned by West Virginia. Past that is owned by The Babbs Island Boating Association. This is a privately owned island. You must contact the association to buy or lease some land. Show on map
South Branch MountainSouth Branch Mountain is a mountain ridge that runs southwest to northeast through Hampshire and Hardy counties in the Eastern Panhandle of the U.S. state of West Virginia, rising to its greatest elevation of 3,028 feet (923 m) above sea-level in the Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area. South Branch Mountain is among the largest and most prominent of the mountains in the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians of the Eastern Panhandle region. It forms the eastern edge of the South Branch Potomac River Valley from Springfield to Moorefield. The mountain was originally named Jersey Mountain by colonial settlers in the eighteenth century after Jersey. Show on map
Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkHarpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The park includes land in Jefferson County, West Virginia; Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia. The park is managed by the National Park Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Originally designated as a National Monument in 1944, the park was declared a National Historical Park by the U.S. Congress in 1963. The park includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry, notable as a center of 19th century industry and as the scene of John Brown's abolitionist uprising. Consisting of almost 4,000 acres (16 km2), the landmarks the site on which Thomas Jefferson once said, \"The passage of the Potomac through the Blu Show on map
Droop Mountain Battlefield State ParkDroop Mountain Battlefield State Park is a state park located on Droop Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Droop Mountain was the site of the last major conflict of the American Civil War in West Virginia. A private in the U.S. Army at the Battle of Droop Mountain, John D. Sutton, became the leader in the movement to create the park when he served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Dedicated on July 4, 1928, Droop Mountain Battlefield became the first state park in West Virginia. The park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Show on map
Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management AreaNathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 10,675 acres (43.20 km2) south of Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area's principle access road is off Grassy Lick Road (County Route 10). Nathaniel Mountain is one of West Virginia's largest and most important wildlife management areas. Nathaniel Mountain WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. On November 17, 2003, the WMA was expanded by 1,800 acres (7.3 km2) after MeadWestvaco Corporation sold the property to the WVDNR. Show on map
Grave Creek Indian MoundAt 62 feet (19 m) high and 240 feet (73 m) in diameter, the Grave Creek Mound in the Ohio River Valley in West Virginia is one of the largest conical-type burial mounds in the United States. The builders of the site, members of the Adena culture, moved more than 60,000 tons of dirt to create it about 250–150 BC. The earthwork mound is located in present-day Moundsville near the banks of the Ohio River. Show on map
Edwards Run Wildlife Management AreaEdwards Run Wildlife Management Area is located on 397 acres (1.6 km2) two miles (3 km) north of Capon Bridge on Cold Stream Road (County Route 15) near Cold Stream in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Edwards Run WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Show on map
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife RefugeThe Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge (ORINWR) is a National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in non-contiguous sites consisting of islands along 392 miles (631 km) of the Ohio River, primarily (85% of acreage) in the U.S. state of West Virginia. There are also a two of islands upstream in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and a two downstream in Lewis County, Kentucky. Going downstream, the refuge is currently located in parts of these counties: Beaver, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Wood, Jackson, Mason, and Lewis. All counties are in West Virginia, with the exceptions of Beaver, which is in Pennsylvania, and Lewis, which is in Kentucky. The ORINWR was established in 1990 and consists of 3,354 acres (13.57 km2) of land and underwater habitat on 22 islands and four mainland pr Show on map
Short Mountain Wildlife Management AreaShort Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 8,005 acres (32.40 km2) eight miles (13 km) south of Augusta off Augusta-Ford Hill Road (County Route 7) in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Short Mountain WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Short Mountain WMA is also popular with bird watchers for its wetland species and late spring breeders. Show on map
Watters Smith Memorial State ParkWatters Smith Memorial State Park is a 532-acre (2.15 km2) historical park and national historic district with a pioneer homestead and museum located in Harrison County, West Virginia. The homestead, rising above Duck Creek, is a memorial to settler Watters Smith, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1767, and moved to Harrison County in what was then Virginia, in 1796, with his wife Elizabeth Davisson Smith. A log cabin similar to the original was moved and reconstructed on the park, together with farm buildings typical of early 19th century settlement. The more modern Smith family home (c. 1876) has been restored as a museum, and an additional museum houses many local farm artifacts from earlier eras. Guided tours are offered from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. In addition, t Show on map
Blennerhassett IslandBlennerhassett Island, an island on the Ohio River below the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, is located near Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia, USA. Historically, Blennerhassett Island was occupied by American Indians. Nemacolin, chief of the Delaware Nation made it his last home, dying in 1767. European Americans knew it as Backus Island, naming it for Elijah Backus who purchased it in 1792 in the wave of westward settlement following the American Revolutionary War. Show on map
Jefferson RockJefferson Rock is a rock formation on the Appalachian Trail above lower Harpers Ferry in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It consists of several large masses of shale rock, piled one upon the other, that overlook the Shenandoah River just prior to its confluence with the Potomac River. The name of this landmark derives from Thomas Jefferson, who stood there on October 25, 1783. He found the view from the rock impressive and wrote in Notes on the State of Virginia that \"this scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic\". Show on map
Fort Mill Ridge Wildlife Management AreaThe Fort Mill Ridge Wildlife Management Area is located on 217 acres (0.88 km2) two miles (3 km) southwest of Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Fort Mill Ridge WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches are located at the top of the Fort Mill Ridge access road. Show on map
Allegheny MountainsThe Allegheny Mountain Range /ælᵻˈɡeɪni/—also spelled Alleghany, Allegany and, informally, the Alleghenies—is part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States and Canada where it posed a significant barrier to land travel in less technologically advanced eras. It is a barrier range that has a northeast–southwest orientation and runs for about 400 miles (640 km) from north-central Pennsylvania, through western Maryland and eastern West Virginia, to southwestern Virginia. Show on map
Calvin Price State ForestCalvin Price State Forest is a 9,482-acre (38 km2) state forest in eastern Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, West Virginia. The forest is the newest in West Virginia's system, having been mostly purchased in 1953 from New River Lumber Company. The forest is named for Marlinton newspaper editor, Calvin W. Price. Show on map
Tu-Endie-Wei Point Pleasant Battle Monument State ParkTu-Endie-Wei State Park is located at the confluence of the Kanawha River and the Ohio River in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park commemorates the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the settler militia of Virginia and the forces of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on October 10, 1774. The militia victory by the settlers weakened the alliance between native forces and the British and freed up settlers from western Virginia to cross the Allegheny Mountains and join in the American Revolutionary War. Show on map
Bluestone National Scenic RiverThe Bluestone National Scenic River protects a 10.5-mile (16.9 km) section of the Bluestone River in Summers and Mercer counties of southern West Virginia. It was created 26 October 1988 under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and is protected by the National Park Service. A section of Bluestone NSR is also protected by the West Virginia State Park System within Pipestem Resort State Park, and the remaining portion is also utilized as a West Virginia Wildlife Management Area. Show on map
Greenbrier State ForestGreenbrier State Forest is a 5,133-acre (21 km2) state forest between Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Greenbrier State Forest is located on Harts Run, a tributary of Howard Creek, and contains historic Kate's Mountain (3,330 feet/1,015 m). Hunting and fishing are permitted; state licenses are required. Accommodations include 12 one- and two-bedroom cabins, 1 handicapped accessible cabin, and 16 campsites with electric hookups and water available at the central bathhouse. Show on map
Droop MountainDroop Mountain is a small mountain in the Allegheny Mountains on the border of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in southeastern West Virginia. It was the scene of one of West Virginia's most important battles during the American Civil War—the Battle of Droop Mountain. Much of the mountain is now part of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, encompassing the preserved Civil War battlefield. The mountain is also home to the unincorporated town of Droop, West Virginia. The mountain most likely was so named on account of its \"drooping\" outline. Show on map
Lost River State ParkLost River State Park is a state park located in Hardy County, West Virginia near the community of Mathias. The park encompasses 3,712 acres (15.02 km2) managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Despite the name of the park, it does not abut the Lost River; it lies about 2.3 miles (3.7 km) west of the river. The park is located near the site of the 1756 Battle of Lost River, a skirmish between Virginia militia and a band of French and Indian warriors, during the French and Indian War. Show on map
Audra State ParkAudra State Park is a West Virginia state park located on 355 acres (1.44 km2) in southwestern Barbour County. It was established around the remnants of an early 19th century gristmill and the tiny community of Audra. A gristmill spillway is still visible in the river. The park serves as the put-in point for a 6.6 mile kayak run along about 2.8 miles the Middle Fork River and about 3.8 miles of the Tygart Valley River to the confluence of the latter with the Buckhannon River. Show on map
Dolly Sods WildernessThe Dolly Sods Wilderness — originally simply Dolly Sods — is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, USA, and is part of the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The name derives from an 18th-century German homesteading family — the Dahles — and a local term for an open mountaintop meadow — a \"sods\". Show on map
Hawks Nest State ParkHawks Nest State Park is located on 370 acres (150 ha) in Fayette County near Ansted, West Virginia. The park's clifftop overlook along U.S. Route 60 provides a scenic vista of the New River, some 750 feet (230 m) below. The hydro-electric project tunnel that passes underneath nearby Gauley Mountain was the scene of the tragic Depression-era Hawk's Nest incident. The original building, now a gift shop and museum, was built as a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) project in which Eleanor Roosevelt was a driving force to build State Parks in WV and other areas. The new lodge was constructed in the 1960s when Kermit McKeever was in charge of the WV Department of Parks and Recreation. The park's lodge and aerial gondola to the river are located about a mile further east from the overlook along@en . Show on map
Germany ValleyGermany Valley is a scenic upland valley high in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia originally settled by German (including Pennsylvania Dutch) farmers in the mid-18th Century. It is today a part of the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest, although much ownership of the Valley remains in private hands. Show on map
Beech Fork State ParkBeech Fork State Park is a state park located in Cabell County and Wayne County, West Virginia. The park is located on the tailwater shores of Beech Fork Lake, a flood control impoundment of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Beech Fork of Twelvepole Creek. Since its development in the mid-1970s, Beech Fork State Park has proven to be a popular recreation spot for the residents of nearby Barboursville and Huntington, West Virginia, as well as those living in the surrounding region. The park is located about 10 miles (16 km) south of the Hal Greer Exit (Exit 11) of Interstate 64. Show on map
Mill Creek MountainMill Creek Mountain is a continuous mountain ridge that runs northeast through Hampshire and Hardy counties in the Eastern Panhandle region of the U.S. state of West Virginia. Rising to its greatest elevation of 2,650 feet (808 m) at High Knob, Mill Creek is a folded mountain ridge, belonging to the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians. Mill Creek Mountain forms the western edge of the South Branch Potomac River Valley and is named for Mill Creek that carves through it at Mechanicsburg Gap allowing the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) to pass through as well. Along with Sawmill Ridge (1,716 feet/523 m), Mill Creek Mountain forms the Trough along the South Branch. Show on map
Wheeling IslandWheeling Island is the most populated island in the Ohio River. It lies within the city of Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia, in the United States. The 2000 census showed a resident population of 3,142 people on the island, which has a land area of 1.514 km² (374 acres). Neville Island, PA is larger (3.4 km²) but has fewer people (1,232). Wheeling Island has a number of historic homes featuring Victorian Architecture. An elementary school, churches, and several restaurants are located on the island. Show on map
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management AreaSleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area is located near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia in Morgan County and near Martinsburg in Berkeley County. Sleepy Creek WMA is located on 22,928 acres (92.79 km2), mostly covered with mixed oak and pine forest, although about 3,500 acres (14 km2) are covered with mixed hardwoods. The 205-acre (83 ha) Sleepy Creek Lake is located entirely within the WMA. Show on map
Kanawha State ForestKanawha State Forest is a 9,300-acre (38 km2) recreation area located near the community of Loudendale, West Virginia, which is about 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Charleston, West Virginia, United States. It is managed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. While still classified as a \"state forest\", the West Virginia Legislature has directed that the facility be managed as a state park. The Davis Creek Road entrance to Kanawha State Forest is located at 38°16′53″N 81°38′30″W / 38.28139°N 81.64167°W (38.28133, -81.64169). Show on map
Springfield Wildlife Management AreaThe former Springfield Wildlife Management Area was located on approximately 1,700 acres (690 ha) in Hampshire County near Springfield, West Virginia. Created during the 1970s, the land was owned by MeadWestvaco. Springfield WMA was abolished on April 1, 2004, when the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' lease for the site expired after MeadWestvaco refused to renew it. The site was subsequently purchased by a developer who intended to during it into housing lots. Show on map
Chief Logan State ParkChief Logan State Park is located on 3,988 acres (1,614 ha) about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Logan in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The park, the town and the county were all named after Chief Logan, a Mingo (or Ohio Iroquois) Native American leader who lived in the region before the American Revolutionary War. Each summer the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park is the site for outdoor dramas, including the historical drama \"The Aracoma Story\" about Shawnee tribal members who lived at the present-day location of the town of Logan. The outdoor drama theater produces the Aracoma story and 2-3 other plays or musicals every year. Show on map
Schaffenaker MountainSchaffenaker Mountain is a forested mountain ridge of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The ridge runs southwest northeast between Edwards Run (and its surrounding Parks Valley) and Dillons Run. Schaffenaker Mountain takes its name from the Schaffenaker family that settled in the immediate area. The Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) climbs Schaffenaker Mountain to the west of the town of Capon Bridge offering a bird's eye view of the community and of the Cacapon River. Until recently, the mountain had remained mostly undeveloped but its views and proximity to Capon Bridge have made it a prime location for real estate development by companies such as the North American Land Corporation. Show on map
Blennerhassett Island Historical State ParkBlennerhassett Island Historical State Park is a state park located on Blennerhassett Island, a small island in the Ohio River, located in Wood County, West Virginia, USA. The property was the site of a Palladian mansion owned by Harman Blennerhassett, a participant in some of the alleged intrigues of Aaron Burr, and his wife Margaret Agnew. While the original mansion burned to the ground long ago, a detailed replica, which can be toured, has been built on its foundations. The Blennerhasset mansion greatly resembled George Washington's Mount Vernon, due to its Palladian style. Show on map
New Creek MountainNew Creek Mountain is a mountain ridge of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in Grant and Mineral counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The mountain is named for New Creek which rises and flows along its western flanks. It is part of the Wills Mountain Anticline, with Knobly Mountain along its eastern flank. The Allegheny Front rises steeply to the west of New Creek Mountain. Oriskany (Ridgeley) sandstone cliffs ring the entire mountain. Saddle Mountain, prominent in the view eastward from the Skyland Overlook on U.S. 50, is a saddle-shaped dip in the mountain's ridgecrest. Show on map
Seneca State ForestSeneca State Forest is a state forest located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Created in 1924, it is oldest state forest in West Virginia. It is the second-largest state forest at 11,684 acres (47.28 km2). The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources rents eight fully equipped pioneer cabins. As of 2013, the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is also being renovated and will be available for overnight rentals. A Civilian Conservation Corps camp was once located near the current Seneca State Forest office. Show on map
Champe RocksChampe Rocks are a pair of large crags in Pendleton County in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, USA. Easily visible from West Virginia Route 28, they are situated within the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. They are — along with the nearby and more celebrated Seneca Rocks — the most imposing examples in eastern West Virginia of several formations of the white/gray Tuscarora quartzite and are a popular challenge for rock climbers. Show on map
Baker MountainBaker Mountain is a mountain ridge in southeastern Hampshire County, West Virginia. The mountain runs southwest northeast between Yellow Spring and the Hardy County line. Baker Mountain is flanked to its east by the Cacapon River with West Virginia Route 259 running parallel between the two. Its forests were once used as a major source of timber for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's rail ties. For this reason, the Winchester and Western Railroad was constructed through the Capon Valley in the 1920s to haul the timber harvested in the region to Winchester, Virginia for railroad tie production. The communities of Capon Lake and Intermont lie at the foot of Baker Mountain on the Cacapon. Show on map
Cabwaylingo State ForestCabwaylingo State Forest is a 8,125-acre (3,288 ha) state forest in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. Cabwaylingo's dense forest was restored and its facilities constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) throughout the 1930s and 1940s. It takes its name from the four surrounding counties: Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mingo. Show on map
Board Tree TunnelThe Board Tree Tunnel, near Littleton, West Virginia, was built between 1851 and 1858 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on its main line between Baltimore, Maryland, and Wheeling, West Virginia, under the supervision of B&O chief engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II. The 2,350-foot (720 m) tunnel used a segmental cast iron lining system pioneered on the contemporaneous Kingwood Tunnel on the same line. Show on map
The TroughThe Trough is a 6-mile long wooded gorge carved by the South Branch Potomac River (SBPR) and situated in the Allegheny Mountains of Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia, USA. The area was the site of a 1756 skirmish of the French and Indian War, known as the \"Battle of the Trough\". Show on map
Cooper MountainCooper Mountain runs southwest northeast through Hampshire County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, rising to its greatest elevation of 2,028 feet (618 m) above sea-level at Bens Knob. The mountain's other knob, Butchers Knob, has an elevation of 1,783 feet (543 m). Cooper Mountain is flanked to its west by North River Mountain and to its east by Parks Valley and Dillons Run. The Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) crosses Cooper Mountain at Loom between Hanging Rock and Capon Bridge. Tourists and travelers on U.S. Route 50 pull off at the Cooper Mountain overlook for a spectacular view over Parks Valley, Capon Bridge, and the ridges of Virginia. Show on map
Laurel Lake Wildlife Management AreaLaurel Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in Mingo County, West Virginia about 17 miles (27 km) east of Kermit. Located on 12,856 acres (5,203 ha) of steep terrain with narrow valleys and ridgetops, the WMA contains second growth mixed hardwoods and hemlock with thick understory of mountain laurel and rhododendron. Show on map
Green Bottom Wildlife Management AreaGreen Bottom Wildlife Management Area is located on former plantation lands of U.S. Congressman and Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins. The 1,096 acres (444 ha) in Cabell County and Mason County are located along the banks of the Ohio River about 16 miles (26 km) north of Huntington, West Virginia. The Green Bottom WMA land is a mixture of farmland, mixed hardwood forest, wetlands, and open water. The Jenkins Plantation Museum is located on Corps of Engineers land adjacent to the WMA. The museum is located in the original 1835 Green Bottom Plantation House, and is operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Show on map
Valley Falls State ParkValley Falls State Park is a 1,145 acre (4.63 km²) day use facility sited along both banks of the Tygart Valley River. The park is located about 7 miles (11 km) south of exit 137 of I-79, near Fairmont, West Virginia. The park's main feature is a half-mile long set of waterfalls that separate Marion and Taylor County, West Virginia. The park and river provide a popular and risky kayaking run. Although the falls are an inviting spot, swimming is not allowed. Show on map
Allegheny Wildlife Management AreaThe Allegheny Wildlife Management Area is located on 6,202 acres (25.1 km2) on two separate tracts of mixed oak-hickory woodlands in western Mineral County along the Allegheny Front. The large land tract of 5,034 acres (2,037.2 ha) is accessible via Pinnacle Road (County Route 4) and Pine Swamp Road (County Route 220/2) four miles (6 km) southwest of Keyser. The smaller tract of 1,168 acres (4.7 km2) is accessed by West Virginia Route 46 and Barnum Road (County Route 46/3) about 6 miles (10 km) north from Elk Garden. The Barnum Road tract consists of old farm fields along the river and the ridgetop, connected by steep slopes. Show on map
Cathedral State ParkCathedral State Park is the largest virgin timber tract remaining in West Virginia. The park features trees of up to 90 feet in height and 16 feet in circumference. Located on 132 acres (53 ha) about one mile (1.6 km) east of the town of Aurora and five miles west of Redhouse, Maryland, Cathedral is a mixed forest of predominantly eastern hemlock. The Rhine Creek runs through the park. The United States National Park Service has designated the park as a National Natural Landmark in 1965. Show on map
Babcock State ParkBabcock State Park is a state park located along the New River Gorge on 4,127 acres (16.7 km2) wooded in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is located approximately 20 miles away from the New River Gorge Bridge. Show on map
Hughes River Wildlife Management AreaHughes River Wildlife Management Area is located in Wirt County and Ritchie County near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Located on 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) that border both the Little Kanawha River and the Hughes River. The WMA terrain varies from river bottom to steep hillsides covered with second growth oak-hickory hardwood stands and younger pine-hardwood woodlots. Show on map
Little Cacapon MountainLittle Cacapon Mountain (local /kəˈkeɪpən/ kə-KAY-pən or local /ˈkeɪpən/ KAY-pən) is a mountain ridge of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. The mountain takes its name from the Little Cacapon River, a Potomac River tributary that lies on its western flanks. Little Cacapon Mountain reaches its highest point of 1,575 feet (480 m) in the vicinity of Barnes Mill. It spans from the Frenchburg area, where it is joined by Chestnut Oak Ridge, to the Slanesville Pike where Crooked Run forms a gap between Little Cacapon Mountain and Queens Ridge near Higginsville. Show on map
Dorsey KnobDorsey Knob is a mountain summit located off U.S. Route 119 at the southern edge of Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. Dorsey Knob is contained within a park spanning 71 acres (29 ha) that features the mountain's landmark Sky Rock (also referred to as Dorsey Knob). The top of Sky Rock is at an altitude of 1,398 feet (426 m), rising nearly 600 feet (180 m) above the surrounding landscape. It overlooks the Monongahela River and the Appalachian Mountains. Also located in the park is Dorsey's Knob Lodge, operated by Boparc, Morgantown's municipal park authority. Show on map
Elleber RidgeElleber Ridge is the name of a ridge in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia and it is also the name of the mountain's summit, Elleber Knob (4,595 ft). It is located in the eastern portion of Pocahontas County near the Virginia state line. The ridge and summit are located entirely in the Monongahela National Forest. Rattlesnake Trail runs from the base of the mountain to Elleber Knob. The summit is also accessible via Elleber Sods Road, which is maintained by the National Forest. Elleber Knob is the highest point on the ridge and the highest point in the eastern half of the county. Show on map
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkCarnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an American Civil War battle site that commemorates the Battle of Carnifex Ferry. It is located on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, a town in Nicholas County, West Virginia. The 156-acre (0.63 km2) park features Patterson House Museum, three views of the Gauley River, hiking trails and picnic facilities. It is one of the oldest state parks in the United States. A Civil War reenactment takes place on a weekend after Labor Day. As Carnifex Ferry State Park, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Show on map
Sleepy Creek MountainSleepy Creek Mountain is a mountain ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians on the border between Morgan and Berkeley counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The long-distance Tuscarora Trail traverses the southern ridge and northern bench of the mountain. Together with Third Hill Mountain to the east, the two mountains form a blind valley that contains Sleepy Creek Lake and the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Sleepy Creek and Third Hill Mountains are distinctive for their height in the relatively level terrain of the far Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Show on map
Cedar Creek State ParkCedar Creek State Park is sited on 2,588 acres (1,047 ha) along Cedar Creek in Gilmer County, West Virginia, located about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Glenville and about 25 miles (40 km) west of Burnsville/Glenville exit of I-79. Two of the buildings at the park are historical restorations of West Virginia's pioneer days, including a log cabin now used as the campground check-in station, and the Pine Run One Room School, an old one-room schoolhouse complete with restored school desks and potbellied stove. The schoolhouse is open for tours on Saturdays in the summer. Show on map
River KnobsFor other \"River Knobs\", see River Knobs (disambiguation). The River Knobs — formerly known as East Seneca Ridge — are a ridge and series of knobs in western Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA, along a stretch of the North Fork South Branch Potomac River. Although the Knobs (peak elevation: 2,854 ft) are dwarfed by Spruce Mountain to the west (peak: 4,840 ft) and by North Fork Mountain to the east (peak: 4,588 ft), they are notable for their series of prominent “razorback” ridges or “fins”. The largest and most famous of these blade-like crags is Seneca Rocks. Show on map
Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management AreaAnawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area is a 1,792-acre (725 ha) protected area located in McDowell County, West Virginia.The terrain at Anawalt lake is steep, and covered with a second-growth hardwood forest. A mixed oak-hickory forest habitat dominates the drier slopes, with yellow poplar and black cherry in the moister coves. Anawalt Lake WMA is located about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Welch. From Welch, follow West Virginia Route 103 to West Virginia Route 161, then to County Route 84 to Anawalt. Follow County Route 8 from Anawalt to Anawalt Lake WMA. Show on map
Seneca RocksSeneca Rocks is a large crag and local landmark in Pendleton County in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, USA. It is the only \"true peak\" — a peak inaccessible except by technical rock climbing techniques — on the East Coast of the United States. One of the best-known scenic attractions in West Virginia, the sheer rock faces are a popular challenge for rock climbers. Seneca Rocks is easily visible and accessible along West Virginia Route 28 near U.S. Route 33 in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation AreaSpruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area (NRA) located within the Monongahela National Forest of eastern West Virginia, USA. The National Recreation Area protects three prominent West Virginia landmarks: \n* Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia (and the highest of the Allegheny Mountains) with a summit elevation of 4,863 feet (1482 m). \n* Seneca Rocks, a 900 foot (270 m) high quartzite crag popular with rock climbers. \n* Smoke Hole Canyon, a canyon along the South Branch Potomac River. Show on map
Cheat MountainCheat Mountain is an exceptionally high and rugged ridge situated in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, USA. It is about 50 miles (80 km) long (north to south) and more than five miles (8 km) wide at its widest. Its highest point is at its southernmost end at Thorny Flat, which has an elevation of 4,848 feet (1,478 m). Several other knobs rise above 4,000 feet (1,200 m) along its length. The mountain was once home to the largest red spruce forest south of Maine and a large portion of it now lies within the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Buckley IslandBuckley Island is an island on the Ohio River in Wood County, West Virginia between Marietta, Ohio and Williamstown, West Virginia. The Interstate 77 bridge over the Ohio crosses the island's western portion. Throughout its history, Buckley Island has also been known as Kerrs Island, Duvall Island, and Meigs Island. The island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat. The Muskingum River empties into the Ohio River just below Buckley Island while the Little Muskingum River empties just above it. Show on map
Castle MountainCastle Mountain is a forested mountain ridge that lies along the Cacapon River south of its confluence with the North River at Forks of Cacapon in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The mountain is named for the Caudy's Castle (also known as Castle Rock) rock outcrop pillar that lies on its southern end overlooking the Cacapon River. Castle Run, which runs along its western flank into the North River, also takes its name from the outcrop. The ridge runs from southwest to northeast and can be viewed from the Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127). Show on map
Timber RidgeTimber Ridge is a mountain ridge of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians straddling the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. Timber Ridge extends from the forks of Sleepy Creek at Stotlers Crossroads in Morgan County, West Virginia, to Lehew in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The ridge is predominantly forested, as its name suggests, with the exception of a number of orchards and open fields. From WV 127/VA 127 at Good to Lehew, Timber Ridge serves as the boundary line between Hampshire County, West Virginia, and Frederick County, Virginia. Show on map
Magic IslandMagic Island is an island (now connected to the mainland) in the Kanawha River near its confluence with the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. Kanawha Boulevard separates Magic Island from Charleston's West Side neighborhood. It serves as a public park for the city.The island gained its name due to the rise and fall of the river level in the Kanawha, which caused the island to slip underwater, as if by \"magic\". The sandy area towards the easternmost tip of the park is known unofficially as Rockaway Beach to many of the local park revelers. Show on map
Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area (historical)The former Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area was located on 1,162 acres (470 ha) near Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area was part of the Camp Dawson Army Training Center, owned by the West Virginia State Armory Board. Briery Mountain WMA was sited on Briery Mountain, overlooking Camp Dawson and the Cheat River valley. The land had been cooperatively managed by the WV State Armory Board and the WV Division of Natural Resources. Construction of a live-fire range forced the permanent closure of the WMA. Show on map
Sand Hill Wildlife Management AreaSand Hill Wildlife Management Area is located near Parkersburg, West Virginia in Wood and Ritchie counties. Sand Hill WMA is located on 1,987 acres (804 ha) of rugged, hilly oak-hickory woodlands interspersed with timber, oil and gas development sites. The WMA is located on both sides of U.S. Route 50 at the Wood/Ritchie county line, about 12 miles (19 km) east of Parkersburg. Access to the northern section is from old US 50 at the county line. Access to the southern end of the WMA is from Volcano Road off the Mountwood Park exit of US 50. Show on map
Williamson IslandWilliamson Island is a bar island on the Ohio River in Tyler County, West Virginia. It lies to the southwest of Paden City with Witten Towhead (once part of Williamson Island) directly downstream. Along with Witten Towhead, Williamson Island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. In 1817, John Buck settled in Tyler County and executed a lease on Williamson Island. This is the first recorded entry of the Buck surname in Tyler County. The mountain to its east, Buck Knob, takes its name from the island's Buck family. Show on map
Virginius IslandVirginius Island is an island on the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The island is formed by the Shenandoah Canal, constructed by the Patowmack Company between 1806 and 1807, which separates it from the town of Harpers Ferry. Virginius Island is part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Virginius Island was once its own thriving industrial town on the Shenandoah River in the nineteenth century. Today, its mills, foundries, factories, warehouses, and homes remain in ruins and are available for walking tours. Show on map
Amherst/Plymouth Wildlife Management AreaAmherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area is a 7,061-acre (2,857 ha) protected area located in Putnam County, West Virginia. The site is along the banks of the Kanawha River and is popular for hunting Canadian geese in the fall. Access is from West Virginia Route 62 between Bancroft and Hometown and from Manilla Creek Road and Heizer Creek Road off WV 62 north of Poca, West Virginia. Manilla Creek Road cuts across the north side of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA, and WV 62 follows the southern edge of the area alongside the Kanawha River. Show on map
North River MountainNorth River Mountain is a mountain ridge that runs southwest to northeast in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. Named for the North River that parallels its western flanks for its entire length, North River Mountain reaches its highest elevation of 2,149 feet (655 m) near the community of Delray. North River Mountain extends from Staack's Gap at Rio to the Hiett Run gap at North River Mills. Geologically, Ice Mountain is the same mountain ridge, with the Hiett Run gap acting as the physical divide. Show on map
South Branch Wildlife Management AreaThe South Branch Wildlife Management Area is 1,092 acres (4.42 km2) of mixed oak-hickory woodlands and pastures in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia, USA. The South Branch WMA consists of four separate tracts (McNeill, Bridge, Trough Club, and Sector) along the South Branch Potomac River around and south of the river gorge known as The Trough. It is known throughout the region for its dove, squirrel, deer, and wild turkey hunting. The WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Show on map
Berkeley Springs State ParkBerkeley Springs State Park is situated in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is its historic mineral spa. These waters were celebrated for their medicinal or restorative powers and were generally taken internally for digestive disorders, or bathed in for stress relief. Native peoples visited these springs as did George Washington. Berkeley Springs is the only state-run spa in the United States and is operated by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Show on map
Fish Creek IslandFish Creek Island is a 48-acre (19-hectare) island on the Ohio River in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States. The island is located across the river from Captina, West Virginia, south of Moundsville, and north of the mouth of Fish Creek, from which it takes its name. Previously owned by CONSOL Energy Inc., Fish Creek Island was donated by CONSOL to the Nature Conservancy to protect the island's habitat for its rare great blue herons. The bar is West Virginia's largest great blue heron rookery. Show on map
Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management AreaLewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA, about 0.75 miles (1.21 km) south of Jacksonburg on County Route 82. It is located on 13,590 acres (5,500 ha) of steep terrain with narrow valleys and ridgetops. The WMA second growth mixed hardwoods and hemlock with a thick understory of mountain laurel and rhododendron. The wildlife management area and Wetzel County are named for Lewis Wetzel, an early settler and frontiersman in this area of West Virginia. Show on map
Grape IslandGrape Island is a 45-acre (180,000 m2) island on the Ohio River in Pleasants County, West Virginia. The bar lies off the West Virginia coast from the communities of Grape Island and Spring Run. The island was so named after the wild grapevines which once covered the island. Grape Island is forested, predominantly with American sycamores. The island serves as a habitat for great blue heron, wood ducks, cormorants, Canada geese, and migrating loons and tundra swans. Because of its diversity in wildlife, Grape Island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Blackwater Falls State ParkBlackwater Falls State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, West Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is Blackwater Falls, a 62-foot (19 m) cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon. It is among the most photographed venues in the state and appears on calendars, stationery, advertisements of all kinds and, most famously, on jigsaw puzzles. The River is named for its tannins-darkened water. Show on map
Shavers MountainShavers Mountain, is a high and rugged ridge situated in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. It is about 35 miles (56 km) long, north to south, and several of its peaks exceed 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in elevation. Shavers Mountain is notable for being “bookended”, at its northern and southern ends, by two exceptional natural areas: the Otter Creek Wilderness and the Gaudineer Scenic Area, respectively, both of which preserve small stands of old growth forest on the mountain. Show on map
Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management AreaBear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area is a 242-acre (98 ha) protected area located in Ohio County, West Virginia, about 8 miles (13 km) east of Wheeling. The terrain at Bear Rock Lakes is rolling hills covered by a combination of hardwood forest and open fields. From Valley Grove on U.S. Route 40, turn south on Valley Grove Road. Follow Valley Grove Road about a mile. Immediately after passing underneath I-70, turn left on Bear Rock Lane. Follow Bear Rock Lane to the wildlife area. Show on map
Patterson Creek MountainPatterson Creek Mountain is a mountain ridge that forms the border between Mineral and Hampshire counties and Grant and Hardy Counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The mountain's namesake, Patterson Creek, parallels its western flank. The southern end of the Patterson Creek Mountain is near the confluence of Lunice Creek and the South Branch Potomac River and its northern end is located southwest of Springfield. The mountain reaches its highest elevation at Charles Knob. Show on map
Holly River State ParkHolly River State Park is a West Virginia state park located in Webster County, West Virginia. Situated on the Left Fork of the Holly River near the town of Hacker Valley, it is the second largest park in the West Virginia state park system with a total of 8,294 acres (3,356 ha). The park features over 42 miles of hiking trails, ten vacation cabins, an 88-unit campground that has electric hookups, picnic tables, and grills at each site, and many recreation and picnic areas. Show on map
Hillcrest Wildlife Management AreaHillcrest Wildlife Management Area is located in Hancock County near New Cumberland, West Virginia. Located on 2,212 acres (895 ha) of former farmland, the flat bottoms and rolling hills provide open fields, old orchards and small forest lots. From New Cumberland, follow WV Route 8 east about 4 miles (6.4 km) to Gas Valley Road. Turn right (east) on Gas Valley Road, and follow about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to Middle Run Road. Follow Middle Run Road north to the Hillcrest WMA. Show on map
Ice MountainIce Mountain is a mountain ridge and algific talus slope that is part of a 149-acre (60 ha) preserve near the community of North River Mills in Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 2012. Ice Mountain is protected by The Nature Conservancy and open for visits by small groups of hikers. It is nicknamed \"Nature's Ice Box\" and \"Nature's Refrigerator\" owing to its ice vents that release cool air all year long. Show on map
Mink ShoalsMink Shoals is an unincorporated community along U.S. Route 119 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States and can be accessed by Interstate 79, Exit #1. It is located on the Elk River and has a public access site of the Elk River. Its rural-like feel attracts many residents, although it is only slightly over two miles from the Charleston city limits. It is located at an altitude of 571 feet (174 m). It also has an elementary school, Shoals Elementary. Show on map
Hilbert Wildlife Management AreaHilbert Wildlife Management Area is located in Lincoln County near Sod, West Virginia, less than forty-five minutes drive south of Charleston, the state capital. Located on 289 acres (117 ha), the WMA land is steep and heavily covered with second growth hickory-oak hardwood forest. From Charleston, follow U.S. Route 119/WV Route 214 to Alum Creek, then follow WV Route 214 west through Sod to Joes Creek Road. Follow Joes Creek Road north to the Hilbert WMA. Show on map
Pruntytown State Farm Wildlife Management AreaPruntytown State Farm Wildlife Management Area, is located near Pruntytown, West Virginia in Taylor County. The WMA is managed as a beef cattle farm by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Located on 1,764 acres (7.14 km2) gently sloping farmland with hay and pasture fields and woodlots on the steeper slopes. Access to Pruntytown State Farm WMA is from U.S. Route 50 about 1/2 mile west of Pruntytown or from County Route 38 south of Pruntytown. Show on map
Broadback IslandBroadback Island is an island in the Ohio River in Pleasants County, West Virginia. It is located opposite of the city of Belmont, West Virginia. Broadback Island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The island is popular with bird watchers because it serves as a good place to scan for osprey and bald eagles. Along with First Brother Island closer to the Belmont shore, it is sometimes referred to as Second Brother Island. Show on map
Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area (historical)The former Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area was located on 7,000 acres (2,800 ha) in Boone County near Nellis, West Virginia. The steep terrain and narrow valleys are mostly covered with second-growth mixed hardwoods. Originally established in 1960 with a lease from Armco Steel, the land was subsequently purchased by Island Creek Coal. The WMA closed on July 31, 2008 as a result of mining in the area that severed the access road into the area. Show on map
Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management AreaShannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area is located near Charles Town, West Virginia in Jefferson County. Shannondale Springs WMA is located on 1,361 acres (551 ha) of hills covered with oak-hickory woodlands, brushy areas, and open fields. The WMA is located 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Charles Town, along the Shenandoah River. Access is from Charles Town four miles along State Route 9 to Mission Road, then south on Mission Road to the WMA. Show on map
Buffington IslandBuffington Island is an island in the Ohio River in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States, east of Racine, Ohio. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Buffington Island took place on July 19, 1863, just south of the Ohio community of Portland. The Ohio Historical Society maintains a four-acre park adjacent to the island that features a monument about the battle. It also features signs that tell of the events at the battle. Show on map
Captina IslandCaptina Island is an island on the Ohio River in Marshall County, West Virginia, USA. Powhatan Point, Ohio is located on the opposite shore from Captina Island. It lies at the southern end of Round Bottom with a stream-like channel separating the island from the West Virginia shore. Captina Island was once the place where watermelons were grown for the Marshall County Fair. It is part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Tonoloway RidgeTonoloway Ridge is a stratigraphic ridge that runs southwest northeast through the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. It reaches its highest elevation above mean sea level of 1,292 feet (393.8 m) at a knob on its southern end in Morgan County, West Virginia. Tonoloway Ridge is separated by gaps at Great Cacapon on the Potomac River and at Little Tonoloway Creek where it is traversed by Interstate 68 in Maryland. Show on map
Laurel Fork North WildernessLaurel Fork North Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Greenbrier Ranger District of Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. The Wilderness protects high-elevation lands along Laurel Fork (Cheat River) and is bordered by Middle Mountain to the west. It is a companion to Laurel Fork South Wilderness, the two being split by Randolph County Route 40. Laurel Fork North contains 9.5 miles (15.3 km) of hiking trails. Show on map
Laurel Fork South WildernessLaurel Fork South Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Greenbrier Ranger District of Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. The Wilderness protects high-elevation lands along Laurel Fork (Cheat River) and is bordered by Middle Mountain to the west. It is a companion to Laurel Fork North Wilderness, the two being split by Randolph County Route 40. Laurel Fork South contains 9 miles (14 km) of hiking trails. Show on map
Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management AreaPlum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, is located near Pax, West Virginia in Fayette county. Located on 3,201 acres (1,295 ha) land that varies from wetlands to steeply forested woodlands, the Pleasant Creek WMA rises to an elevation of 1,600 feet (490 m). Access to Plum Orchard Lake WMA is from the Mossy or Pax exits of I-77, then following County Route 23 (Paint Creek Road) to County Route 23/1 (Plum Orchard Lake Road.) Show on map
Berwind Lake Wildlife Management AreaBerwind Lake Wildlife Management Area is located on 93 acres (380,000 m2) near War in McDowell County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area is centered on 20-acre (81,000 m2) Berwind Lake. Berwind Lake WMA used to be one of the largest wildlife management areas in the state, encompassing over 18,000 acres (73 km2), but much of this land was lost after the Berwind Lake Company lease under which it was operated expired. Show on map
North Bend State ParkNorth Bend State Park sits on 2,459 acres (995 ha) along the North Fork of the Hughes River in Ritchie County near Cairo, West Virginia. The park is named after the sharp bend in the river that the formed three sides of the original park boundary. The North Bend Rail Trail, a 72-mile (116 km) hiking and biking corridor, is also managed as a unit of the park. A new 305 acre (1.23 km²) lake was recently added to the park. Show on map
Browns IslandBrowns Island is an island on the Ohio River within the corporate boundaries of Weirton in Hancock County, West Virginia. Browns Island was the site of a coke plant, which was in operation until 1982. The island's landscape is industrial with a small wooded portion at the southern tip. Griffen Island lies on the Ohio to its southwest. Browns Island is known to be the site of an ancient Indian burial ground. Show on map
Gallipolis IslandGallipolis Island is an island on the Ohio River along the bank at Gallipolis, Ohio and across from Mason County, West Virginia, USA. While within the boundaries of West Virginia, Gallipolis Island belonged to the city of Gallipolis, Ohio until the city sold the island in 2004 to the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife Service for its inclusion into the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Spruce MountainSpruce Mountain, in eastern West Virginia, USA, is the highest ridge of the Allegheny Mountains. The \"whale-backed\" ridge extends for only about 16 miles (26 km), from northeast to southwest, but several of its peaks exceed 4,500 feet (1,400 m) in elevation. The summit, Spruce Knob (4863 ft; 1482 m), is celebrated as the highest point in the state as well as the range, which covers parts of four states. Show on map
Wylie IslandWylie Island is a bar island on the New River in Summers County, West Virginia. It is located at Mile 20 near the very upstream end of Bluestone Lake. Under normal conditions the island is above water, but it is subject to flooding during high water events in the Bluestone Lake pool. In drought conditions, the channel separating the island from the left-descending bank of the river sometimes dries up. Show on map
Otter Creek WildernessThe Otter Creek Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness area located in the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District of Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, USA. The Wilderness sits in a bowl-shaped valley formed by Otter Creek, between McGowan Mountain and Shavers Mountain in Tucker and Randolph Counties. It is crossed by 42 miles (68 km) of hiking trails. Otter Creek Trail is the longest, at 11 miles (18 km). Show on map
Burches Run Wildlife Management AreaBurches Run Wildlife Management Area, formerly Burches Run Lake WMA, is located on 55 acres (22 ha) near Wheeling in Marshall County, West Virginia. Until 2005 the wildlife management area contained a lake impounded by a dam at risk of failure. The name change occurred after the dam was removed. The terrain climbs gently above Burches Run and is covered by a mature oak-hickory second-growth forest. Show on map
Gaudineer KnobGaudineer Knob is a mountain summit on the Randolph/Pocahontas County line in eastern West Virginia, USA. It is the highest elevation (4,432 ft/1,351 m) of Shavers Mountain, a ridge of the Alleghenies, and is located about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) east of the town of Cheat Bridge. The Gaudineer Knob Lookout Tower, an important US Forest Service (USFS) fire tower, formerly occupied the crown of the knob. Show on map
Gauley River National Recreation AreaThe Gauley River National Recreation Area, located near Summersville, West Virginia, protects a 25-mile (40 km) portion of the Gauley River and a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) segment of the Meadow River in southern West Virginia. Little of the park is accessible via roads; one must travel via the river. At the upstream end of the park is the Summersville Dam, the only area of the park accessible by vehicle. Show on map
White TopWhite Top is a knob and spur of Cheat Mountain in southeastern Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Sitting at an elevation of 4,085 feet (1,245 m), it is located just west of the Shavers Fork of Cheat River and Cheat Bridge. While White Top was originally crossed by the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, modern-day U.S. Route 250 skirts the base of the knob beside Shavers Fork to the north and east. Show on map
Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management AreaChief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area is located on 11,772 acres (4,764 ha) in Mason County near Southside, West Virginia. Second growth oak-hickory and mixed hardwoods forests cover much of the rolling and moderately steep slopes. Chief Cornstalk WMA can be reached either on Nine Mile Creek Road off US 35 near Southside, or by Crab Creek Road from State Route 2, south of Gallipolis Ferry. Show on map
Muskingum IslandMuskingum Island is a long narrow bar island on the Ohio River in Wood County, West Virginia between the towns of Moore Junction, Ohio and Boaz, West Virginia. The island is mostly covered in forests and contains a number of oil wells. Since 1995, a site on Muskingum Island has been used as a pulse-point for the native mussel population health in the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Wacousta HillWacousta Hill is a forested mountain ridge in southeast Hampshire County, West Virginia. Wacousta Hill is located near the community of Delray and overlooks Delray Road (West Virginia Route 29) and the North River to its immediate east. To its west lies the Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The Board on Geographic Names, through a board decision, gave the hill its official name in 1966. Show on map
Tomlinson Run State ParkTomlinson Run State Park sits on 1,398 acres (5.7 km2) along the small Ohio River tributary of the same name. This state park lies near the foremost tip of the panhandle, in Hancock County. This is the only state park in West Virginia that offers overnight accommodations in a yurt. The park features a lake and several ponds, totaling 33 acres (13 ha), for fishing and boating. Show on map
High KnobHigh Knob is a mountain summit on the border between Hampshire and Hardy counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. High Knob is known for its overlook of The Trough and of points in three counties. A historical marker was placed on U.S. Route 220/West Virginia Route 28 noting its scenic and historical value. Geologically, High Knob is a summit of Mill Creek Mountain. Show on map
Middle IslandMiddle Island is a bar island on the Ohio River at St. Marys in Pleasants County, West Virginia, USA. Middle Island lends its name to West Virginia's Middle Island Creek and lies at its confluence with \"The Thoroughfare\", a channel of the Ohio River that separates the island from the riverbank. A bridge (needing renovation) connects Middle Island to downtown St. Marys. Show on map
Cass Scenic Railroad State ParkCass Scenic Railroad State Park is a State Park located in Cass, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It consists of the Cass Scenic Railroad, an 11-mile (18 km) long heritage railroad that is owned by the state of West Virginia. The park also includes the former company town of Cass and a portion of the summit of Bald Knob, highest point on Back Allegheny Mountain. Show on map
Canaan Valley National Wildlife RefugeThe Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (CVNWR) in Tucker County, West Virginia, was the 500th National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to be established in the United States. The refuge preserves a moist valley with unique wetlands and uplands at a relatively high elevation in the Allegheny Mountains. It is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Show on map
Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management AreaStonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area is located on 2,985 acres (1,208 ha) east of Weston, West Virginia in Lewis and Upshur counties. The wildlife management area is centered on Stonecoal Lake (38°59′17″N 80°22′41″W / 38.98806°N 80.37806°W), a hydroelectric project owned by Allegheny Energy.The lake was built in 1972 to provide water to the Allegheny Energy’s coal-fired power plant in Harrison County. Show on map
Eightmile IslandEightmile Island is a forested island on the Ohio River in Mason County, West Virginia. The island is located directly across the river from the village of Cheshire, Ohio and American Electric Power Company power plant facilities there. The map is a clip from Harry Gordon's map (ca 1766) showing the \"Indian Trade\" safe camp site when on the main canoe route. Show on map
Hatfield IslandHatfield Island is a bar on the Guyandotte River at its confluence with Island Creek in Logan, West Virginia. Hatfield Island is home to Logan High School, and has been home to Logan High School since it was opened to students for the 1957-58 school year. Because of its location at the center of Logan, the island was formerly known as Middleburg Island. Show on map
McClintic Wildlife Management AreaMcClintic Wildlife Management Area, known locally as the \"TNT area\", is located in Mason County about 5 miles (8 km) north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Located on 3,655 acres (1,479 ha) of former wartime industrial land, the WMA is occupied by farmland, woodlands, and wetlands encompassing 31 ponds. The area still contains stored explosives. Show on map
Canaan Valley Resort State ParkCanaan Valley Resort State Park is a state park in the eastern United States, within Canaan Valley in Tucker County, West Virginia. Located in the highest valley east of the Mississippi River, the park contains the second-largest inland wetland area in the United States. The valley featured the first commercial ski development in West Virginia. Show on map
Upper Deckers Creek Wildlife Management AreaUpper Deckers Creek Wildlife Management Area, is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Reedsville, West Virginia in Preston County. Upper Deckers Creek WMA is located on 56 acres (23 ha), consisting of two small fishing ponds and surrounding forested rolling hills. The WMA is accessed from County Route 27/3 about one mile north of Reedsville. Show on map
Third Hill MountainThird Hill Mountain is located in Berkeley County, West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle. Third Hill Mountain reaches its highest elevation of 2,165 feet (660 m) above sea-level southeast of the \"Locks-of-the-Mountain\" where it \"locks\" with Sleepy Creek Mountain. The long distance Tuscarora Trail passes along ridge and bench of the mountain. Show on map
Cranberry WildernessThe Cranberry Wilderness is a 47,815-acre (19,350 ha) U.S. wilderness area in the Monongahela National Forest of southeast West Virginia, United States. Its name derives from the nearby Cranberry Glades as well as from the Cranberry River and Cranberry Mountain. In addition to being wilderness, it is a designated black bear sanctuary. Show on map
Ritchie Mines Wildlife Management AreaRitchie Mines Wildlife Management Area, is located near Smithville, West Virginia in Ritchie County. Ritchie Mines WMA is located on 2,300 acres (930 ha) of rugged, hilly woodlands. To access the WMA from the south, follow Route 47 west 8 miles from Smithville to Macfarlan Creek Road. Follow Macfarlan Creek Road north to the WMA. Show on map
Boggs IslandBoggs Island is an island on the Ohio River in Marshall County, West Virginia between the cities of Bellaire, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia. It is a small island near the Ohio shore opposite the mouth of Boggs Run, from which it may take its name. Strip mine companies removed every mature tree on this island in the 1980s. Show on map
Widmeyer Wildlife Management AreaWidmeyer Wildlife Management Area, is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Great Cacapon, West Virginia in Morgan County. Widmeyer WMA is located on 422 acres (171 ha) of upland hills above the Potomac River. The WMA is accessed from Bennett Lane off Cacapon Road (WV Route 9) between Great Cacapon and Berkeley Springs. Show on map
Tate Lohr Wildlife Management AreaTate Lohr Wildlife Management Area, is located in Mercer County near the community of Oakvale, West Virginia. Tate Lohr WMA is located on 500 acres (200 ha) of sloping terrain varying from 2,100 feet (640 m) to 3,500 feet (1,100 m). The WMA is accessed from Pigeon Creek Road south of Oakvale off U.S. Route 460. Show on map
The JugThe Jug — formerly known as the Jug Handle — is a jug-shaped island formed by a horseshoe bend on Middle Island Creek near Middlebourne in Tyler County, West Virginia, USA. It is maintained by the state of West Virginia as The Jug Wildlife Management Area (2,848 acres, including the Jug and much land south of it). Show on map
Great North MountainGreat North Mountain is a 50-mile (80 km) long mountain ridge within the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. The ridge is located west of the Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain in Virginia, and east of the Allegheny Mountains and Cacapon River in West Virginia. Show on map
Scout IslandScout Island is a forested bar island in Marion County, West Virginia, United States, on the Tygart Valley River. Scout Island was used by a Troop as their personal camp in the 1940s and 1950s. Since then it is visited by scouts with permission of the current owner. A pavilion and camp sites can still be seen. Show on map
Gaudineer Scenic AreaThe Gaudineer Scenic Area (GSA) is a scenic area and National Natural Landmark in the Monongahela National Forest (MNF). It is situated just north of Gaudineer Knob of Shavers Mountain on the border of Randolph and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia, USA, about 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of the town of Durbin. Show on map
Turkey Run Lake Wildlife Management AreaTurkey Run Wildlife Management Area, is located immediately north of Ravenswood, West Virginia in Jackson County. Turkey Run WMA is located on 27 acres (11 ha), consisting of a fishing lake and some small wooded hills around the lake. The WMA is accessed from State Route 68 on the north side of Ravenswood. Show on map
Thorn Creek Wildlife Management AreaThorn Creek Wildlife Management Area, is located about 7 miles south of Franklin, West Virginia in Pendleton County. Thorn Creek WMA is located on 528 acres (214 ha) of steep terrain along hills above Thorn Creek. The WMA is accessed from Thorn Creek Road about 4 miles off U.S. 219, south of Franklin. Show on map
Morris Creek Wildlife Management AreaMorris Creek Wildlife Management Area, is located near Clendenin, West Virginia in Clay and Kanawha counties. Located on 9,874 acres (3,996 ha) of steeply forested woodlands, the Morris Creek WMA can be accessed from Morris Creek Road north of Clendenin, or from Leatherwood Creek Road south of Clendenin. Show on map
Cacapon Resort State ParkOpened in 1933, the 6,115-acre (2,475 ha) Cacapon Resort State Park is located on the eastern slopes of Cacapon Mountain in Morgan County, West Virginia, USA. Panorama Overlook, at the southern end of the park and 2,320 feet (710 m) above sea level, is the highest point in the park and in Morgan County. Show on map
Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic DistrictElkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District consists of 140 beehive ovens that were the last operating coke ovens in the United States. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1983. It is located about 1/2 mile southwest of Masontown, West Virginia and 1/4 mile west of West Virginia Route 7. Show on map
Snake Hill Wildlife Management AreaThe Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area is a hilly area covering 3,092 acres (1,251 ha) along the Cheat River canyon in Monongalia and Preston Counties, West Virginia. The wildlife management area is largely lies directly south of Coopers Rock State Forest, protecting the southern side of Cheat Canyon. Show on map
Mill Creek IslandMill Creek Island is a bar island on the Ohio River in Tyler County, West Virginia. The island lies upstream from Grandview Island and the towns of New Matamoras, Ohio and Friendly, West Virginia. It takes its name from Mill Creek, which empties into the Ohio River from the Ohio side in its vicinity. Show on map
Sinks of GandyThe Sinks of Gandy — also called the Sinks of Gandy Creek, or simply “The Sinks” — are a modestly celebrated cave and underground stream at Osceola in eastern Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. The Sinks are on private property within the Potomac Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Short MountainShort Mountain is a mountain ridge that runs southwest northeast through Hampshire and Hardy counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, rising to its greatest elevation at Bald Knob near Arkansas, West Virginia. Short Mountain's name is derived from its original name of Short Arse Mountain. Show on map
Big Ugly Wildlife Management AreaBig Ugly Wildlife Management Area is located on 3,061 acres (1,239 ha) near Logan in Lincoln County, West Virginia. The Big Ugly's steep terrain is covered with mixed hardwoods second growth woodlands. Camping is not allowed at Big Ugly WMA, but is available at nearby Chief Logan State Park. Show on map
Bald KnobBald Knob is the highest summit of Back Allegheny Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia and is part of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. At an altitude of 4,843 feet (1,476 m) above sea level, Bald Knob is the third-highest point in West Virginia and the Allegheny Mountains. Show on map
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management AreaPleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area is located near Philippi, West Virginia in Barbour and Taylor counties. Located on 3,030 acres (1,230 ha) land that varies from wetlands to steeply forested woodlands, the Pleasant Creek WMA rises to an elevation of 1,600 feet (490 m). Show on map
Laurel MountainLaurel Mountain, also called Laurel Hill, is a long ridge in north-central West Virginia, US. Along with Rich Mountain to the south, it is considered to be the westernmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains and the boundary between the Alleghenies and the Allegheny Plateau. Show on map
Grandview IslandGrandview Island is an island on the Ohio River in Tyler County, West Virginia. Grandview Island lies between New Matamoras, Ohio and Friendly, West Virginia. The island takes its name from a small community to its southwest on the Ohio shore by the name of Grandview. Show on map
Eureka IslandEureka Island is an island on the Ohio River in Pleasants County, West Virginia southwest of the city of Belmont and Broadback Island. It's named for the nearby West Virginia community of Eureka. The island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Lower Twin IslandLower Twin Island is a bar island on the Ohio River in the city of Wheeling, West Virginia. Lower Twin Island and its twin, Upper Twin Island, lie northwest of Wheeling's Warwood neighborhood. The island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Coopers Rock State ForestCoopers Rock State Forest is a 12,747-acre (52 km2) state forest in Monongalia and Preston counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its southern edge abuts Cheat Lake and the canyon section of Cheat River, a popular whitewater rafting river in the eastern US. Show on map
Huttonsville State Farm Wildlife Management AreaHuttonsville State Farm Wildlife Management Area is located on 2,720 acres (1,100 ha) southeast of Huttonsville in Randolph County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area is centered on the Huttonsville Correctional Center, a West Virginia state prison. Show on map
Nelson RocksNelson Rocks is a large privately owned rock formation located in the North Fork Valley of Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. The area is operated under the name of NROCKS Outdoor Adventures, and was previously known as Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC). Show on map
Johnson IslandJohnson Island is a bar in the Greenbrier River at its confluence with Muddy Creek in Alderson, West Virginia. The island lies in Greenbrier County, with the Alderson Federal Prison Camp located to its southwest across the county line in Summers County. Show on map
Castle MountainCastle Mountain is a forested mountain ridge in Pendleton County, West Virginia, in the United States. Running from the southwest to the northeast, the mountain is bounded to its west by North Fork Mountain and to its east by a series of rolling hills. Show on map
First Brother IslandFirst Brother Island is an island on the Ohio River along the shores of the city of Belmont in Pleasants County, West Virginia, USA. French Creek empties into the Ohio on its eastern end. First Brother Island contains a number of operating oil wells. Show on map
Barton KnobBarton Knob is a mountain summit located on Cheat Mountain in southeastern Randolph County, West Virginia. Easily accessible during warm-weather months, Bickle Knob is also home to one of the few remaining fire towers in Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Mill Creek Wildlife Management AreaMill Creek Wildlife Management Area is 1,470 acres (590 ha) of steeply forested woodlands located near Milton, West Virginia in Cabell County. Mill Creek WMA can be accessed from Johns Creek Road about three miles north from the Milton exit of I-64. Show on map
Letart IslandLetart Island is a forested bar island on the Ohio River in Mason County, West Virginia. It is located between the towns of Letart, West Virginia and Letart Falls, Ohio. Letart Island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Bickle KnobBickle Knob is a mountain summit located east of Elkins in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Easily accessible during warm-weather months, Bickle Knob is also home to one of the few remaining observation towers in Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Upper Twin IslandUpper Twin Island is a bar island in Ohio County, West Virginia on the Ohio River. It lies upstream from its twin, Lower Twin Island. Both islands are part of the city of Wheeling and situated between Martins Ferry, Ohio and mainland Wheeling. Show on map
Camp Creek State ParkCamp Creek State Park was created in 1987 by dividing the 550-acre (220 ha) area from Camp Creek State Forest. Camp Creek State Park is located about two miles (3 km) from the Camp Creek Exit (Exit 20) of I-77 in Mercer County, West Virginia. Show on map
Keeney KnobKeeney's Knob is a mountain of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in Summers County, West Virginia. It is the highest point in Summers County. The mountain is the site of the WVNS-TV transmitter. The city nearest to Keeney's Knob is Alderson. Show on map
Thorny FlatThorny Flat (4,848 feet (1,478 m)) is the second highest peak in the U.S. state of West Virginia, after Spruce Knob. Thorny Flat is the high point of the ridge known as Cheat Mountain, which is the location of Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Show on map
Horsepen MountainHorsepen Mountain is a mountain of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians on the border of Logan and Mingo Counties, West Virginia, United States. It is the highest point in Mingo County. The Mingo Lookout Tower is located on the mountain. Show on map
Meadow River Wildlife Management AreaMeadow River Wildlife Management Area, is located near Rupert, West Virginia in Greenbrier County. Occupying 2,385 acres (965 ha) of river bottomland, the WMA is located along the Meadow River and consists mainly of wetlands habitat. Show on map
Witten TowheadWitten Towhead is a bar island or \"towhead\" (river island) on the Ohio River in Tyler County, West Virginia. It is located to the southwest of Paden City. Witten Towhead is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Big Ditch Wildlife Management AreaBig Ditch Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Webster County, West Virginia near the town of Cowen. The WMA is 388 acres (157 ha) in size and is centered on Big Ditch Lake, a 55-acre (22 ha) man-made reservoir. Show on map
Teter Creek Lake Wildlife Management AreaTeter Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area is located about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia. It is located on 137 acres (55 ha) of sloping terrain along the shores of Teter Creek Lake. Show on map
Backbone MountainBackbone Mountain is a ridge of the Allegheny Mountains of the central Appalachian Mountain Range. It is situated in the U.S. states of West Virginia and Maryland and forms a portion of the Eastern Continental Divide. Show on map
Coney IslandConey Island is an island on the New River at Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia. Coney Island is located directly downstream from Bushes Island. Beech Run empties into the New River to the island's west. Show on map
Neal IslandNeal Island is a bar island on the Ohio River in Wood County, West Virginia. The island lies directly offshore from the city of Vienna. Neal Island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Handley Wildlife Management AreaHandley Wildlife Management Area is located on 784 acres (317 ha) northwest of Marlinton in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It is near the headwaters of the Williams River in the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Paden IslandPaden Island is an island in Wetzel County, West Virginia on the Ohio River between Sardis, Ohio and Paden City, West Virginia. Paden Island is a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Show on map
Griffen IslandGriffen Island is a bar in the Ohio River located along the southwestern side of Browns Island near Weirton in Hancock County, West Virginia. It has also been known throughout its history as Hop Island. Show on map
Elk River Wildlife Management AreaElk RIver Wildlife Management Area is located on 18,225 acres (7,375 ha) east of Sutton in Braxton County, West Virginia. It protects lands along the Holly River and Elk River upstream of Sutton Lake. Show on map
Pinnacle Rock State ParkPinnacle Rock State Park is a 374-acre (151 ha) day use facility in Mercer County, West Virginia. The park surrounds Pinnacle Rock, a sandstone formation that rises to 3,100-foot (940 m) elevation. Show on map
Cluster IslandsCluster Islands are islands on the Ohio River in Hancock County, West Virginia. They are located north of Moscow at the mouth of Tomlinson Run. They have also been known as Neeslys Islands. Show on map
Coon Bone IslandCoon Bone Island is an island in the Laurel Fork along the eastern flanks of Middle Mountain in Randolph County, West Virginia. Coon Bone Island lies within the Monongahela National Forest. Show on map
Steer IslandSteer Island is a former bar island in Summers County, West Virginia on the New River in the United States. Steer Island was submerged after the creation of Bluestone Lake on the river. Show on map
Brooks IslandBrooks Island is an island in Raleigh County, West Virginia on the New River. It is located approximately two miles south of Brooks Falls near the unincorporated community of Brooks. Show on map
Knobly MountainKnobly Mountain is a ridge and part of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, located east of New Creek Mountain in Mineral and Grant counties, West Virginia, in the United States. The summit was so named on account of its uneven outline. Show on map
Vienna IslandVienna Island is a forested bar island in Wood County, West Virginia on the Ohio River. The island lies off the shore from Vienna, West Virginia from which it takes its name. Show on map
Watoga State ParkWatoga State Park is the largest of West Virginia’s state parks, covering slightly over 10,100 acres (41 km2). It is located near Seebert in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Show on map
Spruce KnobSpruce Knob, at 4,863 feet (1,482 m), is the highest point in the state of West Virginia and the summit of Spruce Mountain, the highest peak in the Allegheny Mountains. Show on map
Back Allegheny MountainBack Allegheny Mountain is a long mountain ridge in eastern West Virginia. It is part of the Shavers Fork Mountain Complex in the Allegheny Range of the Appalachians. Show on map
Wheeler IslandsWheeler Islands are bar islands in Fayette County, West Virginia (USA) on the Kanawha River. The islands lie to the south of Longacre and to the north of Boomer. Show on map
Wilson IslandWilson Island is a bar island on the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia. I-64's bridge over the Kanawha River into the city crosses over the island. Show on map
Bear Garden MountainBear Garden Mountain is a forested mountain ridge of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in Hampshire County, West Virginia and Frederick County, Virginia. Show on map
Bushes IslandBushes Island is an island on the New River at its confluence with the Greenbrier River between Bellepoint and Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia. Show on map
Tyler IslandTyler Island is a bar island in Kanawha County, West Virginia on the Kanawha River. The island lies within the city boundaries of South Charleston. Show on map
Crab IslandCrab Island is a small island on the Ohio River in Tyler County, West Virginia. The island lies just off the shore from the city of Sistersville. Show on map
Tygart Lake State ParkTygart Lake State Park sits on 391 acres (1.58 km²) along the shores of Tygart Lake in Taylor County near Grafton, West Virginia, United States. Show on map
Wallback Wildlife Management AreaWallback Wildlife Management Area is located on 11,758 acres (4,758 ha) northwest of Clay in Clay, Kanawha and Roane Counties, West Virginia. Show on map
Baker IslandBaker Island was an island on the Ohio River in Hancock County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It was located south of Wellsville, Ohio. It appears to have been dredged away sometime between 1960 and 1994, and no trace of it remains. Show on map
Valley Bend Wetland Wildlife Management AreaValley Bend Wildlife Management Area is located on 31 acres (13 ha) southwest of Valley Bend in Randolph County, West Virginia. Show on map
Scotts IslandScotts Island is a bar island on the Kanawha River between the towns of Belle and Chesapeake in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Show on map
North MountainNorth Mountain is a mountain ridge within the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. Show on map
Kumbrabow State ForestKumbrabow State Forest is a state forest in southern Randolph County, West Virginia. It is 9,474 acres (38.34 km2) in size. Show on map
Smoke Camp Wildlife Management AreaSmoke Camp Wildlife Management Area is located on 252 acres (102 ha) northwest of Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia. Show on map
Mont Chateau State Park (historical)Mont Chateau State Park was formerly a state park located beside Cheat Lake in Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA. Show on map
Seven IslandsSeven Islands are a group of seven bar islands on the Cheat River in Preston and Tucker counties in West Virginia. Show on map
Robertson IslandRobertson Island is a bar island in Marion County, West Virginia on the Tygart Valley River. Show on map
Poplar IslandPoplar Island is a bar island in Marion County, West Virginia on the Tygart Valley River. Show on map
Cotton HillCotton Hill is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia. Show on map
Raven Rocks Show on map