Piedmont, West Virginia

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Piedmont, West Virginia (WV), a community in Mineral County, was platted by the New Creek Company, chartered in 1856, and so named for its location at the eastward foot of the Allegheny Front. The name "Piedmont" is derived from the Latin for "at the foot of the mountains" and aptly described the grade that westbound trains on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ascended as they crossed the Allegheny Mountains.

Lodging near Piedmont, West Virginia

Whitewater Rafting

Piedmont is situated on the North Branch of the Potomac River downstream of its segment below Jennings Randolph Lake.


Piedmont is located on highway WV-46 approximately five miles northwest of Keyser, West Virginia, and 14 miles northeast of Elk Garden, West Virginia.

Map of Piedmont, West Virginia

Regional Information

Piedmont is located in the Potomac Branches Region in eastern West Virginia.