Belington, West Virginia

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Belington, WV (West Virginia), in Barbour County, was founded in about 1778, incorporated in 1905, and named for John Beling, its first postmaster.  Originally it was known as the Barker Settlement, after Elias Barker, who had settled there with his brother William Barker. The town overlooks the Tygart Valley River and is a popular destination for whitewater rafting.

Lodging in Belington, West Virginia

Parks & Recreation Areas

Audra State Park is located eight miles west of town and Teter Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area, 10 miles north.


The community is approximately 12 miles southeast of Philippi, West Virginia, and 15 miles northwest of Elkins, West Virginia.

Map of Belington, West Virginia

Regional Information

Belington is located in the Monongahela Valley Region of northern West Virginia near the Allegheny Highlands Region.