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Known for festivals, events, park, gardens and .... "A river runs through it...."
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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Experience the Arts, Enjoy the Entertainment!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
A weekend of fun with something for everyone!
SUNDAY AFTER THE CHRISTKINDLMART
Free concert - A hat is passed around.
Any flutists interested in playing can contact Janet Szilagyi - email@example.com
Name of the Town
Rowlesburg is a town and former coal town along the Cheat River
in Preston County, West Virginia.
It was incorporated as a town in 1858 and named for
Thomas Rowle, a railroad engineer.
Nature and History
Rowlesburg is tucked away in the Cheat River Valley surrounded by majestic hills, rising on all sides from the banks of the beautiful Cheat River. October is Autumn Glory month. In 2005, the Downtown Rowlesburg Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
All Year Round!
Rowlesburg is known for its festivals, Civil War and railroad history, outdoor activities, antiques, dinners & dances. It has become a tourist destination. Travelers come from across the U.S. to raft and fish the “wild and wonderful” Cheat River for Rainbow Trout and Bass.
Never been to Rowlesburg?
Plan a visit during one of the events and you will experience the genuine friendliness and hospitality.
Once you've been here we hope you come back with friends and family!
Rowlesburg, Preston County's single or multiple day destination.
A unique experience awaits!
Facts about Rowlesburg
Dates in History
Then & Now Photo Gallery
The Flood of 1985
Economic Vitality - Design
Promotion - Organization
Revitalization Committee (RRC)