Randolph County, West Virginia

Pasture in Randolph County, West Virginia
Pasture in the Tygart Valley in southern Randolph County, West Virginia

Randolph County, in eastern West Virginia (WV), is the largest county in West Virginia. It was created from Harrison County in 1787 and named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, a jurist and governor of Virginia. Its county seat is at Elkins, which is also the home of Davis & Elkins College. Randolph County is home to several Civil War battlegrounds, including those at Rich Mountain and Laurel Hill. Much of the county is drained by the Tygart Valley River, which has created a long, gentle valley near the center of the county. Though county was a source of enormous wealth in coal and timber. The Dry Fork, Laurel Fork, and Shavers Fork of the Cheat River drains much of the northern and eastern county. As of the 2010 census, the population of Randolph County was 29,405.

Cities & Towns in Randolph County

Randolph County Court House at Elkins, WV, Randolph County, Allegheny Highlands Region
Randolph County Court House at Elkins, WV

Adolph, West Virginia
Aggregates, West Virginia
Bemis, West Virginia
Beverly, West Virginia
Cheat Bridge, West Virginia
Coalton, West Virginia
Dailey, West Virginia
Dry Fork, West Virginia
Elkins, West Virginia
Ellamore, West Virginia
Glady, West Virginia
Harman, West Virginia
Helvetia, West Virginia
Huttonsville, West Virginia
Job, West Virginia
Kerens, West Virginia
Mill Creek, West Virginia
Mingo, West Virginia
Monterville, West Virginia
Montrose, West Virginia
Norton, West Virginia
Pickens, West Virginia
Valley Bend, West Virginia
Valley Head, West Virginia
Whitmer, West Virginia
Wymer, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Coalton Community Park (Coalton, WV)
Becky Creek Wildlife Management Area
Bluegrass Park (Elkins, WV)
Cheat Wildlife Management Area
Davis Street Park (Elkins, WV)
Elkins City Park (Elkins, WV)
Glendale Park (Elkins, WV)
Huttonsville Wildlife Management Area
Kumbrabow State Forest
Laurel Fork Wilderness (National Forest)
Monongahela National Forest
Otter Creek Wilderness (National Forest)
Riverbend Park (Elkins, WV)
Valley Bend Wetland Wildlife Management Area

Randolph County Historic Landmarks

Halliehurst (Elkins, WV)
Middle Mountain Cabins (Wymer, WV)
Rich Mountain Battlefield (Beverly, WV)

Regional Information for Randolph County, West Virginia

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