New Martinsville and Proctor
New Martinsville's historic Main Street and the surrounding area
have many fine examples of Victorian-era architecture. The
tree-lined riverbank, quaint shops, farmer's market, and a bevy of
festivals entice visitors wishing to share in its small town charm.
Just north on Route 89 is Proctor, a rural community with local
artisan shops and working honey bee farm.
Just south of New Martinsville is
Paden City, home to Marble King, the largest marble producer in the
US. At the end of Main Street there is a lovely riverside park with
a boat ramp, camping, and a walking trail. The county line divides
the town into Wetzel and Tyler Counties along Paden Fork
Pine Grove, Jacksonburg, Reader,
A leisurely drive along Route 20
takes you to these communities and nearby nature reserves. Along
the way you'll find streams stocked with bass and trout, local
eateries, and some of the county's best wildlife and hiking
Earnshaw, Knob Fork, &
Scenic Route 7 parallels Fishing
Creek through the heart of Wetzel County. The drive is lined with
farmsteads, small communities, and side roads that lead to the
scenic Hoyt Forest and mountain hollows. Knob Fork is the highest
point in Wetzel County with an elevation of 1050 ft.
Burton, Hundred, &
Hundred, in a valley at the east
end of Route 7, was named for settler Henry Church, who lived to be
109 years old. Historic Fish Creek Covered Bridge
ca. 1881) is the only remaining covered bridge in Wetzel
County and one of two in WV in the single kingpost truss design.
Just north, along Route 250, near the Pennsylvania border
(Mason-Dixon Line) is Littleton. To the south lies Burton with is
charming roadside park.