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.
- Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area
- Summersville Lake Wildlife Management Area
- Monongahela National Forest
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
Cowen is located in the Allegheny Highlands Region in central West Virginia.