Kingwood, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Preston County, was established in 1811, charted in 1853, and named for its location near a forest of singularly tall trees.
Kingwood is the site of the annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival. Camp Dawson, a West Virginia Army National Guard base, is located on the Cheat River two miles south of Kingwood. The town is located on a broad highland levels above the river.
Lodging near Kingwood, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
The near reaches of the Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area are located roughly eight miles south of the community on Briery Mountain.
Photos of Kingwood & Vicinity
Kingwood is located near the Cheat River on highways WV-7 and WV-26 approximately 10 miles west of Terra Alta, West Virginia, 15 miles south of I-68 at Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, and 25 miles southeast of Morgantown, West Virginia.