Oak Hill West Virginia
“Pride of the Plateau”




Town of Oak Hill WV

Oak Hill West Virginia located next to New River National Park and borders West Virginia National Park Oak Hill is also known for the creation of Grandparents day and recognized as the home of the best whitewater rafting experience. Residents and Visitors have an abundant of open space and national park to explore all different types of outdoor recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts can seek mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking trail, white oak rail trail, fishing, and more. There are plenty of places to stay and eat while experiencing your adventures in Oak Hill West Virginia. No matter what the season, Oak Hill is a friendly, charming place to live and a great place to visit.


History of Oak Hill WV

First incorporated on February 25, 1903, Oak Hill, though not the county seat, is the largest city in Fayette County.  The City got its name because of its location under a spreading white oak tree at nearby Hilltop and the fact that it was located on a hill. Country singer Hank Williams was discovered to be dead while the car in which he was a passenger was stopped in Oak Hill, and Oak Hill is generally accepted to be his place of death. They dedicated a memorial road to Hank Williams in Oak Hill.


  • Railroad Festival & Depot Days
  • Oak Leaf Festival


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