Hardy County, West Virginia

Hardy County Court House, Moorefield, WV, Potomac Branches Region
Courthouse, Hardy County, West Virginia

Hardy County, in eastern West Virginia (WV), was created in 1786 and named for Virginia statesman Samuel Hardy. Its county seat is at Moorefield. Hardy County is renown for its scenery and productive farmland, much of which famously lies within the broad valley of the South Branch of the Potomac River. The valley is a center of fruit and poultry production. The Lost River, which sinks beneath a ridge and reemerges as the Cacapon River, is among its natural wonders. A large part of the eastern county lies within national forest. As of the 2010 census, the population of Hardy County was 14,025.

Cities & Towns in Hardy County

Baker, West Virginia
Fisher, West Virginia
Lost City, West Virginia
Lost River, West Virginia
Mathias, West Virginia
Milam, West Virginia
Moorefield, West Virginia
Old Fields, West Virginia
Wardensville, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Lost River State Park
Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
South Branch Wildlife Management Area
Wardensville Wildlife Management Area
Washington & Jefferson National Forests

Hardy County Historic Landmarks

Light Horse Harry Lee Cabin (Mathias, WV)
Lost River General Store (Lost River, WV)

Regional Information for Hardy County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Hardy County may be found in our guide to travel in the Potomac Branches Region of eastern West Virginia, in which Hardy County is located.