Welcome

Welcome

To Richwood, West Virginia

The best kept secret in the East– but not for long!

The City Merry on the Banks of the Cherry sets at the base of the million acre Monongahela National Forest. Known as the “Gateway to the Monongahela National Forest,”within a few short miles of the city is the nearly 50 million acres Cranberry Wilderness, the Cranberry back-country, Hills Creek Falls, the Cranberry Visitor Center, the Scenic Highway, Summit Lake and some of the best fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, camping, and cross-county skiing in the eastern United States.

Historically, Richwood has played a significant role in the development and growth of the timber, coal and tourism

Picture of Richwood City Hall

Richwood City Hall

industries in central West Virginia. Richwood was once home to the largest clothing pin and leather tanning factories in the USA. With the mechanization of both the coal and timber industries, Richwood began the process of diversifying its economic base; and is presently the home of an aerospace manufacturing facility. Additionally, tourism and “four-season” recreational sports have provided an economic boom to the area. Richwood is in close proximity to the major skiing and rafting centers of West Virginia; and it is the home of the oldest triathlon in the state. And, for those knowledgeable in the ways of Appalachian living, Richwood hosts the oldest “Ramp Feed” in the USA.

Like all small communities, Richwood’s greatest asset is its residents; particularly its youth. Richwood High School is a “2014 Bronze Star” recipient of US News and World Report’s annual high school academic achievement awards.  Additionally, Richwood High School students are in their third season of producing a well-received television series hosted by the Public Broadcasting Service. Richwood is…

…a vibrant community nestled in the mountains of central West Virginia!