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 Oxyana, which explored the epidemic of the use there of prescription narcotics, including Oxycontin.
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.
Map of Oceana, West Virginia
Oceana is located in the Hatfield & McCoy Region in southern West Virginia