Pendleton County is located at the southern end of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is one of the most unspoiled and scenic areas of the state. The county's economic base is primarily renewable resources of timber and agriculture, the value-added processing of those resources, and tourism-related businesses.
Pendleton County is an ideal location for anyone looking to relocate, expand, or start a business. Not only can we offer all of the conventional incentives and assistance businesses need, we can also offer a quality of life that is unparalleled.
Pendleton County is located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, and its east, west and south borders are marked by the headwaters of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Three fertile river valleys separated by forested mountain ridges form the major geographical areas of the county and provide the traveler with grand vistas and cozy scenes of rural life.
Vastly accessible Pendleton County is minutes away from Harrisonburg, VA and 172 miles from Washington, D.C. US Routes 220 and 33 provide safe, easy access into the county from any direction. There is a railhead 20 miles north in Petersburg, WV. Scheduled air freight and passenger service is available at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport 55 miles away and charter service is available at the Grant County airport, also in Petersburg.
One advantage of Pendleton County's location is that it has not experienced the inflationary pressures evident in those parts of West Virginia closer to the Washington, DC area. We're close enough to be convenient but not so close as to become an expensive place to do business or to live.
Come and see for yourself what makes Pendleton County such a special place and one that you and your employees would love to call home.