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Pendleton County

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Pendleton County, WV
Seneca Rocks and US Forest Service Visitor Center

Created in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy and Rockingham Counties (Virginia) and named for Edmund Pendleton, a distinguished statesman and jurist from Virginia. Pendleton County is renown for its scenic mountains and valleys and charming small towns.

County Seat : Franklin, WV
Population: 8,196 (2000 Census)
Pendleton County Profile

Lodging: Pendleton County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Franklin, WV
Seneca Rocks, WV


Spruce Knob
Seneca Rocks
Germany Valley


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 51 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 42 (Degrees F) -- Low 19 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 83 (Degrees F) -- Low 57 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 1.88 inches -- July: 3.64 (inches) -- Annual: 33.4 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 115 inches

Pendleton County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia, published 1910

West Virginia Geological Survey: Pendleton County