Paden City, West Virginia

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American flags fly along Fourth Street in Paden City, West Virginia

Paden City,  West Virginia (WV), straddles the border of Tyler County and Wetzel County on the Ohio River. It was incorporated in 1916 and named for the family of Obediah Paden, who settled there in 1790. Paden was among the first Europeans to settle in the Ohio Valley. The community was long the home of several factories that produced decorative glassware.

Lodging near Paden City, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

Ohio Valley at Paden City, WV

To the northwest and southwest of the community, respectively, Paden Island and Williamson Island are part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.


The community is located on highway WV-2 approximately six miles southwest of New Martinsville, West Virginia, and four miles northwest of Sistersville, West Virginia.

Map showing Paden City, West Virginia

Regional Information

The community is located in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region in northwestern West Virginia just south of the Northern Panhandle Region.