By far the most rural of counties in the region, Preston County is home to beautiful scenery and pastoral landscapes. Located just a short drive from Morgantown, Preston County is the ideal location for someone looking for a quieter pace of life and room to play.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the camping, hiking, biking and rafting opportunities the area provides. Kingwood, the county seat, is home to the annual Buckwheat Festival. This fall festival draws crowds from around the state and region. Many come to enjoy buckwheat pancakes, made popular during the festival. The buckwheat crop was grown by local farmers during the depression and both the festival and pancakes have become a much-loved local tradition.