Fayette County

Welcome to New River Country

Fayette County West Virginia’s Wolf Creek Park, a “Live, Learn, Work and Play Community” has been carefully planned for the unique blend of outdoor lifestyle and tourism that draws so many people to the New River Gorge Region. The rivers and mountains offer: rafting, kayaking, hiking, hunting, fishing, birding, skiing and rock climbing. Those who make Fayette County their home enjoy the balance of small town living and business opportunity and growth. Athletes and outdoor enthusiasts love Fayette County due to the accessibility to the sports and outdoor recreation opportunities.

With a population just over 47,000, Fayette County boasts low crime rates, lack of congestion, environmental quality, affordable housing and a sense of community in a beautiful setting without sacrificing conveniences and amenities. The area is rich in music, art, culture and a compelling history including Civil War battles, the coal industry, and the more recent growth of tourism and recreation.

Fayette County’s top employers include the Fayette County Board of Education, Mount Olive Correctional Center, Plateau Medical Center, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Elkem Metals, Global Contact Services and the Whitewater Rafting industry. More business and industry listings can be obtained through the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.

Fayette County Data including: Economic, Demographic, Tax, Housing, and Laborshed data tables can be found at the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority website.

An overview of Fayette County’s government and business information can be found at the Fayette County, West Virginia website.

To review other regional projects underway, select Regional Properties.

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