Bethany, West Virginia

Main Street in Bethany, WV, Brooke County, Northern Panhandle Region
Main Street near the college

Bethany, West Virginia (WV), a community in southern Brooke County, was chartered in 1853 and named for the revered village in Palestine. It is notably the home of Alexander Campbell, founder of the Christian Church, who established a college there. The community is renowned for its cultivated atmosphere.

Lodging in Bethany, West Virginia

Bethany (WV) Lodging

Points of Interest

The Alexander Campbell Mansion and the Old Main building at Bethany College, built by in the gothic revival style by James Keys Wilson, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Castleman Run Wildlife Management Area is located roughly four miles southwest of the community.

Photos of Bethany & Vicinity


The community is approximately 20 miles northwest of Wheeling, West Virginia, 20 miles south of Weirton, West Virginia, and four miles southwest of West Liberty, West Virginia.

Map of Bethany, West Virginia

Center map

Regional Information

The community is located in the Northern Panhandle Region of northern West Virginia.