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.

2022 Board of Directors

Officers (Executive Committee)
Chairperson ~ Kristin Dingess
Vice Chairperson ~ Victoria Rhodes
Treasurer ~ Larry Smith
Secretary- Samantha Puffenbarger

Board of Directors
Kristin Dingess
Rebecca Lough
Larry Smith
Samantha Puffenbarger
Victoria Rhodes
Brooke Alt
Wanda Lambert
Chelsey Simmons
Felicia Harper- Cook
Bethany Hubbard
Jodie Wimer

Standing Advisory Positions
Pendleton County Commission ~ Gene McConnell
Town of Franklin ~ Elizabeth Scott
Fairs & Festivals (CVB) ~ Carolyn Simmons


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.

Home to two Mon Forest Towns – Franklin & Seneca Rocks.