Name of the Town
Rowlesburg is a former railroad 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!