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Elkins, on the Tygart Valley River in the Potomac Highlands, is in a region that contains many of West Virginia's highest mountains. The city is found in Randolph County (Eastern Region).


Named for Stephen B. Elkins, secretary of war and US Senator 1895-1911, the city was a center for railroad, timber and coal operations.
The mountains provide a variety of recreational opportunities. Ski areas are nearby in the Monongahela National Forest, which maintains its headquarters in Elkins.

Davis Memorial Hospital |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Iron Horse Manor |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Archer Real Estate | Bennett Carney Properties |
Science Monongahela National Forest |
Transportation Elkins-Randolph County Airport |

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West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
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