Albright

History of Albright

Albright’s history harkens back to the Revolutionary War era, as the current town sits near the site of Butler’s Fort on the Cheat River. The current town was incorporated in 1914 and named for a local property owner, David Albright. Albright flourished as a coal town into the 1960s.

Albright Today: What Makes Us Unique

Albright has an incredible reputation as an outdoor recreation playground. From whitewater rafting to rock climbing, outdoor enthusiasts travel from great distances to experience the wonders of the Albright area.

raftingWhitewater Rafting

The Cheat River Water Trail offers river options for all experiences. SImple float trips are available through the trail. Experienced whitewater enthusiasts find their ultimate test in the Cheat Canyon Section near Albright. Guided adventures are possible on the Cheat River’s premiere Class V whitewater run. The nearby Cheat Narrows offers a Class II to Class V option as well.

butterflyCheat Canyon Wildlife Management Area

Covering nearly 4,000 acres, the Cheat Canyon WMA offers seemingly endless opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoor endeavors. In addition, the nearby Coopers Rock State Forest offers even more of those similar activities.

blast furnaceMuddy Creek Park

Built in 1852, the Virginia Iron Furnace is located within Muddy Creek Park, just a few miles outside in Albright. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The furnace, also known as the Muddy Creek Furnace and the Josephine Furnace, is a historic water powered blast furnace. It was used as an iron smelter well into the late nineteenth century.

Albright

Population

Total Population

222

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

7.800

Housing & Income

Households

91

Total Housing Units

101


Owner Occupied

70

Renter Occupied

20

Vacant

10

Median Home Value

$111,111


Average Home Value

$130,208

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.02%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,256 $45,597


Average Household

$54,369 $63,483


Per Capita

$23,686 $27,488

Workforce

Total Businesses

14

Total Employed

75

Workers 16+

214

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

29

2022 Arts/Entertainment/Rec

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

20

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

9

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

7

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

6

Some
High School

17

Graduated
High School

78

Associates
Degree

13

Bachelor's
Degree

17

Graduate
Degree

6

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

183

Non-Resident Commuters

16

Drive Alone

140

Carpooled

32

Public

0

Work At Home

40


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