Oceana, West Virginia

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Mountains rise above Oceana, WV

Oceana, West Virginia (WV), a community in western Wyoming County, was settled in 1797 by John Cooke and served as the seat of Wyoming County from 1850 until 1907. The town was incorporated in 1947. Its name, as proposed by regional developer Thomas Dunn English, honors Oceana, the youngest daughter of the Mingo chief Cornstalk. Oceana's sister Aracoma lived for many years nearby in present-day Logan County.

Lodging near Oceana, West Virginia


Oceana was the subject of a 2013 independently produced documentary film , which explored the epidemic of the use there of prescription narcotics, including Oxycontin.

Prehistoric Landmarks

Oceana is situated in a bend on the Clear Fork of the Guyandotte River in one of the few areas of relatively level land in Wyoming County. A artifiact of prehistoric habitation near the site, petroglyphs and other native landmarks have been found throughout the locale.


Oceana is located on highway WV-10 approximately 12 miles northwest of the county seat at Pineville, West Virginia, and 20 miles east of Man, West Virginia.

Map of Oceana, West Virginia

Regional Information

Oceana is located in the in southern West Virginia