Oak Hill, West Virginia

Oak Hill, West Virginia (WV), a community in Fayette County, was incorporated in 1905 and named for the region's first post office, which stood under a white oak tree at Hill Top, two miles southward.

The city is located in a level upland plateau between the valleys of the New River, to the east, and tributaries of the Kanawha River, to the west. Oak Hill has traditionally been a commercial center that served the surrounding coalfields.

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Parks & Public Recreation

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve approaches the town on the east, and whitewater rafting on the New River is a popular pastime accommodated by local outfitters. The near reaches of the Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area extend within three miles of Oak Hill to the southwest.


Oak Hill is located on the US-19 expressway at highways WV-16 and WV-61 approximately six miles south of Fayetteville, West Virginia, 15 miles north of Beckley, West Virginia, and six miles north of the Bechtel National Scout Reserve at Mount Hope, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Oak Hill is located in the New River Gorge Region in southern West Virginia.