THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
The Pendleton County Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCCVB) proudly promotes and supports the beauty of Pendleton County, the surrounding areas and West Virginia. The PCCVB recognizes the value of tourism to support our businesses and organizations and strives to preserve our rich heritage and traditions. PCCVB markets Pendleton County’s tourism related businesses, historic sites, lodging facilities and recreation areas through an advertising campaign.
The PCCVB developed the Heritage Travels driving tour CD and prints the county brochures (Visit Pendleton, Civil War in Pendleton, Walking Tour of Franklin, and Ride the High Five) which are available at the office at 47 Maple Avenue, Franklin, WV.
2018 Board of Directors
Officers (Executive Committee)
Chairperson ~ Kristin Dingess
Vice Chairperson ~ Carole Hartman
Past Chairperson ~ Gail Price
Treasurer ~ Danielle Sisson
Executive Director/Secretary ~ Laura Brown
Board of Directors
Standing Advisory Positions
Chamber Representative ~ Luci Raines
Business Representative ~ Mike Mallow and Larry Smith
Pendleton County Commission ~ Gene McConnell
Town of Franklin ~ Elizabeth Scott
Fairs & Festivals (CVB) ~ Carolyn Simmons
Pendleton County EDA ~ Kim Ruddle
State/National Parks & Forests Representative ~ Kevin Duncan
ABOUT PENDLETON COUNTY
Pendleton County, West Virginia was founded in 1787 by the Virginia General Assembly from portions of Augusta, Rockingham and Hardy Counties. The land area is comprised of 698 square miles. Of that, 29% is Monongahela and George Washington National Forest.
Pendleton County is home to Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia and the Alleghenies at 4,863’. It is also home to the lowest point in the state, down at the bottom of Seneca Caverns. Seneca Rocks, one of West Virginia’s most recognized natural landmarks, is also found in Pendleton County.
Franklin is the county seat. It was established in 1794 and is comprised of 358 acres. According to the 2010 Census, 7,695 people live in Pendleton County with 721 residing in Franklin.