County Information

Some of the cities, towns, and places in Pendleton County are Big Run, Brandywine, Brushy Run, Cave, Cherry Grove, Circleville, Dahmer, Deer Run, Dry Run, Entry, Fame, Fort Seybert, Franklin, Harper, Judy Gap, Ketterman, Kline, Macksville, Miles, Mitchell, Moatstown, Monkeytown, Moyers, Mozer, Oak Flat, Oak Grove, Onego, Propstburg, Riverton, Ruddle, Seneca Rocks, Simoda, Sugar Grove, Teterton, Upper Tract, Zigler

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Pendleton County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,695, making it the fifth-least populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham Counties and was named for Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), a distinguished Virginia statesman and jurist. Pendleton County was strongly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War; however, there were pockets of Unionists who supported the state government in Wheeling.Spruce Knob, located in Pendleton County, is the highest point in the state and in the Alleghenies, its elevation being 4,863 feet. Parts of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests are also located in Pendleton.