If you love to hike, bike, fish,
hunt or explore nature,
Ritchie County is perfect for you.


Ritchie County was formed in 1843 from parts of Wood, Harrison and Lewis Counties and named in honor of Thomas Ritchie, a distinguished journalist from Richmond, Virginia.

The leading industries include petroleum, natural gas, clothing, glass and glassware, livestock, hay and grain. The county is also known for its wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities and rural beauty.




North Bend State Park, Mountwood Park and the historic cities of Ritchie County offer plenty of festivals, races and more.

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Trip Ideas

Plan a day visiting several historic cities, or plan an adventure on the water or camping in the woods!

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Download the Ritchie County WV
event and listing brochure.

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