Kingwood West Virginia
“Home of the Buckwheat Festival”
City of Kingwood WV
The city of Kingwood once a small coal town is located in Preston County overlooking the Cheat River in the West Virginia Mountains. The city is the county seat to Preston county and is at an elevation of 1,862 feet. Kingwood offers a variety of attractions for a vacation or a permanent move. The city offers shopping in unique stores, taking a walk in the woods, go hiking on the many trails nearby, biking or rafting on the Cheat River, an 18-hole golf course, hunting for deer, bear or turkey, enjoy lunch or dinner at the many local restaurants. From old gas station pumps, to colonial homes, to the National guard, and Camp Dawson. The city of Kingwood has many things to offer and activities to experience.
History of Kingwood WV
Kingwood was settled in 1807 and chartered by the Virginia legislature in 1853. Kingwood was first settled in 1807 by Conrad Sheets, Jacob Funk and a Mr. Steel. They built houses and called the new town Kingwood, after a grove of big trees where the court house now stands.