Welcome to Preston County

There is one rule in Preston County, West Virginia: Roam Free! The Appalachian views are inspiring, wildlife is abundant, and there is enough outdoor adventure to wear out the kid in you.

Countless customs and traditions passed down over generations are a vibrant part of daily life here, from mountain music to gifted artisans. The annual harvest has inspired the Buckwheat Festival for more than 75 years. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the empathetic force behind Arthurdale, a New Deal community that became known as “Eleanor’s Little Village.” And the “free state of Preston” hosts a 13-mile section of Cheat River that presents over 30 rapids rated Class III to Class V surrounded by a spectacular wilderness canyon.

Between the mountains lie spectacular valleys with small towns full of friendly locals, eager to share their stories and learn about yours.

More Resources:

Celebrate Summer in Preston County

8 Day Trip Ideas in Preston County

25 Free Things to Do in Preston County

Covered Bridges Scenic Tour

Upcoming Events

November 27, 2020
Modern Homestead at Tathams Rustic Church
20 Long Alley, Reedsville, WV, USA
December 12, 2020
Szilagyi
20 S Buffalo St, Rowlesburg, WV 26425, USA
January 12, 2022
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
18 Q Rd, Arthurdale, WV 26520, USA

Eat

Preston County’s home style eateries and diners make the area a prime place for visitors to stop for a heartfelt helping of anything from steak and potatoes to buckwheat cakes and sausage.

Screech Owl Brewing & The Spent Grain Cafe

2323 Ralph Livengood Road
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525 

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Sidetracked Bar and Grill

28 S Buffalo St
Rowlesburg, West Virginia 26425 USA

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Subway (Plaza Court, Kingwood)

Plaza Court
Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Subway (Terra Alta)

1200 East State Avenue
Terra Alta, WV 26764 

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Subway (Wal-Mart Drive, Kingwood)

248 Wal-Mart Drive
Kingwood , WV 26537 

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T & K Kettle and Pub

400 Kingston Road
Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Terra Alta Dairy Queen

1200 East State Avenue
Terra Alta, WV 26764 

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The Alpine Lake Bar & Restaurant

700 West Alpine Drive
Terra Alta, WV 26764 

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Play

Preston County is a place where picturesque scenery is abundant and visitors can delve into the beauty at state parks, a zoo, historical sites and more.

Pretzel Arena

3783 Moyers Road
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525 

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Rowlesburg B&O Depot and Museum

Buffalo St.
Rowlesburg , WV  26425 

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Rowlesburg Park

12696 George Washington Hwy.
Rowlesburg, WV 26425 

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Rowlesburg Tourism Commission, Town of Rowlesburg

42 Poplar St.
Rowlesburg, WV 26425 

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S C Studio & Gallery

137 South Price Street Suite B

Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Silver Lake Park

3086 Seneca Trail
Eglon, WV  26716 

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Szilagyi Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

20 Buffalo Street
Rowlesburg, WV 26425 

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Trout for Cheat

18497 Veterans Memorial Highway
Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Valley Ridge Farm, Inc.

1901 Cale Road

Masontown, WV 26542 

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Virginia Iron Furnace

RR 26
Albright, WV 26519 

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Westbrook’s Esso

101 W. High Street
Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Working Farms

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Shop

Preston County’s unique shops provide a place for visitors to purchase locally made or locally grown items. Artisans in the area take pride in making their items available for other’s enjoyment.

Sophie’s Attic

106 East Main Street
Kingwood, West Virginia 26537 

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Terra Alta Farmer’s Market


Terra Alta, WV 

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TigerFly Soap Company


Terra Alta, WV 26764 

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Timeless Treasures LLC

17112 North Preston Highway
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525 

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Tri M Produce


Kingwood, WV 

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Vested Heirs Farm

2672 George Washington Highway
Aurora, West Virginia 

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Wal-Mart Supercenter

100 Wal-Mart Drive
Kingwood , WV 26537 

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WW Service Center

1/2 mile south of Tunnelton on Rt. 25
Tunnelton, West Virginia 26444 

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Stay

Preston County combines scenery with luxury by providing not only hotels but a bed and breakfast, cabins with hot tubs and a full kitchen as well as camping areas for those outdoor enthusiasts.
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