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Davis WV

Davis West Virginia
“Highest Elevated Town in West Virginia”

Town of Davis WV

The town of Davis located in Tucker County, West Virginia is the highest incorporated town in West Virginia at an elevation of 3,200 feet. Davis is a small four-season town and a great basecamp for spring and summer outdoor recreation. A great base to see some of West Virginia’s best sights. Blackwater Falls is in Davis’s backyard and other sights like Seneca Rocks, Seneca Caverns, Smoke Hole Caverns, and Spruce Knob. Davis is also great for winter being located Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Timberline Four Seasons Resort are both nearby containing a combined 76 slopes for all levels of skiers. Davis has a variety of restaurants and bars, lodging, unique shops, and attractions to keep any visitor occupied, fed and with a great nights sleep.

History of Davis WV

Named for industrialist and United States Senator, Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916), paid between $5 and $15 an acre for the land. The town was incorporated in 1880 with a population of 909. Davis was dubbed “stump town” as Robert Eastham had barely cut down the trees before people moved in. The stumps left from the forests of spruce and hardwoods were left in place and buildings constructed around them. People claimed they could walk from one end of town to the other from stump to stump without touching the ground. By 1902, Davis had a population of about 3,000 and more than 80 businesses. Many of these historic buildings, including hotels, saloons, the opera house and the saw mill.

  • Blackwater Falls State Park
  • Canaan Valley Resort
  • Timberline Four Seasons Resort
  • Fairfax Stone State Park
  • Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area
  • Tucker County Information Center
  • Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Monongahela National Forest
  • Seneca Rocks
  • Seneca Caverns
  • Smoke Hole Caverns
  • Spruce knob

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