Webster County, West Virginia

Webster County, in east-central West Virginia (WV), was created in 1860 and named in honor of statesman and orator Daniel Webster. Its county seat is on the Elk River at Addision, also known as Webster Springs. Webster County is extremely mountainous and densely forested. Timbering is its primary industry, though some areas are mined and farmed, and tourism attracts travelers to its highlands. Large parts of the county lie within national forest areas The Elk, Holly, Gauley, and Williams rivers have carved canyons across much of the county. As of the 2010 census, the population of Webster County was 9,154.

Cities & Towns in Webster County

Bergoo, West Virginia
Big Run, West Virginia
Bolair, West Virginia
Boggs, West Virginia
Camden on Gauley, West Virginia
Cherry Falls, West Virginia
Cleveland, West Virginia
Cowen, West Virginia
Diana, West Virginia
Gauley Mills, West Virginia
Hacker Valley, West Virginia
Hodam, West Virginia
Jerryville, West Virginia
Parcoal, West Virginia
Samp, West Virginia
Upper Glade, West Virginia
Waneta, West Virginia
Webster Springs, West Virginia
Welch Glade, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area
Cranberry Wilderness (National Forest)
Elk River Wildlife Management Area
Holly River State Park
Monongahela National Forest

Webster County Historic Landmarks

Camp Caesar (Cowen, WV)

Regional Information for Webster County, West Virginia

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