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Coal Mining Mural
Coal Mining MuralLocal History Mural

Sterling Spencer Memorial Sculpture Garden

Nancy Hart


100 Years Mural

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"A Great Place to Play Outdoors"
  • These series murals tells the history of the area which includes coal mining and logging and are painted on the exterior walls of the building in downtown Richwood West Virginia, population of approximately 2000 folks. The city has seen the exodus of people and businesses. A number of empty storefronts dot Main Street but the town is very historical, and the rural setting allows each person to pursue their individual interests from extreme outdoor sports, to a fishing adventure in the Cherry or Cranberry River. Loaded with many popular game fish and animals species, Richwood and Monongahela National Forest is an adventure wonderland for hunter, angler or wildlife watchers, worth the trip to visit.
  • Downtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Feast of the Ramson on the third weekend of April, features wild ramps, local arts and crafts, country and Gospel music, and dancing.

  • In July a sanctioned state event in Richwood, Scenic Mountain Triathlon, a swim, bike, and run contest in the Monongahela National Forest attracts athletes from across the U.S. This is a well organized race.
  • Swim:  0.5mile in Summit Lake 
    Bike:  6.2miles along a stream and over Kennison Mountain
    Run:   17.1miles out and back to the Cranberry Glades from the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
  • There is fun for all ages in Nicholas County and Richwood:
  • Coal Mining MuralHunting
    Fishing
    Camping
    Boating
    Hiking
    Swimming
    Canoeing
    Golf
    Cross Country Skiing
    Horseback Riding
    Snow Boarding
    Rafting
    Sledding
    Kayaking
    Scuba Diving
    Rock Climbing
  • Camping sites are available in the National Forest and its Recreation Areas.

  • Big Rock Campground
    Bishop Knob Campground
    Cranberry Campground
    Highland Scenic Highway and Overlooks
    Summit Lake Campground

  • Join the Cherry River Navy in August at the Cherry River Festival, for a week of small town entertainment, parades, arts and crafts, food, music, pageant, and races.
  • October the Mountain Color Fine Arts Festival, showing of local fine arts at Richwood City Hall, crafts, mountain bike races.
  • Driving east on Rt. 39/55 one mile from the City of Richwood, visitors enter the Monongahela National Forest.


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