The community was named by L. R. White, who lost a leg while working for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, which passes through the community. When its post office and train station were established, he suggested "Culloden," possibly in honor of the Battle of Culloden, Scotland, because there were so few places with that name in the U.S. Another less likely story asserts that it was named because railroad ties were culled and loaded here during the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
The town was incorporated in 1894 as the result of the dispute over a saloon license, according to the W.Va. Heritage Encylopedia. Captain B. H. Justice had made an application for the license, though the county court had established a policy that granted licenses only to saloons located in incorporated communities. The corporation boundary was established to include only property owners who disputed prohibition. Shortly thereafter, townspeople repealed the license, and the town was afterward unincorporated.
Lodging near Culloden, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
The following parks and public recreation areas are located near Culloden.
- Amherst–Plymouth Wildlife Management Area
- Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area
- Hurricane City Park (Hurricane)
- Nitro City Park (Nitro)
Culloden is located on highway US-60 and the I-64 expressway approximately 25 miles west of Charleston, West Virginia, and 25 miles east of Huntington, West Virginia. It is also one mile east of Milton, West Virginia, and one mile west of Hurricane, West Virginia.
Map of Culloden, West Virginia
Culloden is located in the Metro Valley Region of western West Virginia.