Cowen, West Virginia

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Cowen, West Virginia (WV), a community in Webster County, was incorporated in 1899 and named for John F. Cowen, director of the West Virginia & Pittsburgh Railroad, which was later absorbed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Lodging near Cowen, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

The following parks and public recreation areas are located near the community.


Cowen is approximately 15 miles southwest of the Webster County seat at Webster Springs, West Virginia, and 15 miles east of the US-19 expressway at Birch River, West Virginia.

Map of Cowen, West Virginia

Regional Information

Cowen is located in the Allegheny Highlands Region in central West Virginia.