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Ripley, West Virginia

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The county seat of Jackson County, Ripley was originally chartered in 1832 and named in honor of Harry Ripley, who was drowned in Big Mill Creek in 1830. By the late 1920s, Ripley had two banks, two weekly newspapers, one theater, a hospital, five churches, a senior high school, and an elementary school, paved streets, electric power furnished by Pfost Electric Company, and water supplied from a reservoir owned and operated by the city.

Ripley, WV
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Ripley, WV

Ripley, WV is located about: 27 miles west of Spencer, WV; 30 miles east of Point Pleasant, WV; 36 miles north of Charleston, WV; and 42 miles south of Parkersburg, WV


Jackson County Public Library in Ripley, WV


Jackson County Schools



180px-Ripley-WV-Map.gif Map of Ripley, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Ripley, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 3,263 (2000 Census)


Elevation: 616 feet
Longitude: -81.7108
Latitude: 38.8186


Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Ripley
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Variant Name(s) for Ripley, West Virginia

Jackson, Jackson Court House, Ripley Landing, Ripleys