Webster Springs, West Virginia

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Webster Springs, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Webster County, was incorporated in 1892 as Addison and named for Addison McLaughlin, upon whose land the town was platted. The town is popularly known as Webster Springs, which is officially the name of the post office that serves the community. Formerly known as Fork Lick, the community was so-named for mineral springs found at the junction of the Elk River and the Back Fork of the Elk River. One such spring is located at the Webster County courthouse.

Lodging near Webster Springs, West Virginia

The Webster Springs Hotel

In 1897, Sen. Johnson N. Camden built a spa and 300-room resort hotel, the Webster Springs Hotel, at Webster Springs. The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1926 and was never rebuilt.

Parks & Public Recreation

The near reaches of the Monongahela National Forest approach the town on the south.


Webster Springs is located on highways WV-15 and WV-20 approximately 12 miles northeast of Cowen, West Virginia, 40 miles northeast of Summersville, West Virginia, 30 miles west of  US-219 and Valley Head, West Virginia, 30 miles east of the US-19 expressway at Birch River, West Virginia, and 35 miles southeast of the I-79 expressway at Sutton, West Virginia.

Map of Webster Springs, West Virginia

Regional Information

Webster Springs is located in the Allegheny Highlands Region in east-central West Virginia.