Oakvale, West Virginia (WV), a community in Mercer County, was incorporated in 1907 along the East River and named for large oaks growing in its valley. Oakvale was formerly known as "Frenchville" in honor of a family, named French, that settled the region. Central to an outdoor destination area, the Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Area is located three miles upstream of the community; the Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area, 10 miles downstream.
Lodging near Oakvale, West Virginia
Oakvale is located on highway WV-112 less than a mile from the US-460 expressway and approximately seven miles west of Glen Lyn, Virginia, and nine miles east of Princeton, West Virginia.
Map of Oakvale, West Virginia
Oakvale is located in the Bluestone Region in southern West Virginia.