Masontown

History of Masontown

Masontown was incorporated in 1905 as a significant stop along the M&K Railroad for the transportation of people and goods into Preston County. Soon after, Masontown had a major attraction in the Oak Park amusement park. Opened in 1909, thousands of visitors would arrive via train on peak weekends to enjoy nearly 100 wooded acres, a 65-foot wooden slide, carousel, roller coaster, swimming and more. The automobile industry found a home in Masontown, with car frames delivered via rail to the town to be assembled at the old Street Motor Ford. 

Masontown Today: What Makes Us Unique

Today, Masontown is a fantastic place to call home, with friendly, honest citizens who bond together to help out their community. Masontown’s volunteer fire department houses Preston County’s only state-certified swift water rescue team, which serves the area’s water resources such as the Cheat River. Other notable features of this up-and-coming community include:

Masontown Park

The city park includes a pavilion, basketball courts and play equipment for family gatherings.

deckers creekDeckers Creek Rail-Trail

Masontown has a trailhead for Deckers Creek Rail-Trail, which runs 19 miles from Morgantown to Reedsville. Hikers, runners and bikers enjoy the gentle sloping trail, while experienced kayakers enjoy Deckers Creek and rock climbing is popular as well. Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the old railroad shop that has been converted into restrooms at the trailhead. Trail personnel conduct fitness and yoga classes along the trail during warm weather.

ace hardwareStreet’s Store

Masontown’s authentic general store is the longest family-owned business in Preston County, getting its start at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was a feed store, lumber shop and Ford dealership in the early 1900’s. It has been an Ace Hardware for years and continues the tradition of being the place in town to find what you need!

christmas at the barnChristmas at the Barn

Each year, shoppers can embrace the beauty of a working farm whose outbuildings have been transformed into a Christmas shopping village. This is a unique holiday event featuring vintage Christmas, artisan paintings, stained glass, crocheted items, linens, folk art, barn finds, antiques, handcrafted furniture, flea market treasures, rescued furniture, primitives, white shabby, handmade jewelry, soap and candles, sweets, jams, handcrafted ink pens, tee shirts and a man cave.

Masontown

Population

Total Population

502

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

11.300

Housing & Income

Households

229

Total Housing Units

282


Owner Occupied

193

Renter Occupied

36

Vacant

53

Median Home Value

$143,243


Average Home Value

$188,660

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.95%

Income Projection

Median Household

$39,296 $52,324


Average Household

$56,036 $63,986


Per Capita

$25,737 $29,758

Workforce

Total Businesses

20

Total Employed

110

Workers 16+

261

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

42

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

35

2022 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

2

Employed

33

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

7

2022 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

7

2022 Unclassified Establishments

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

6

Some
High School

34

Graduated
High School

137

Associates
Degree

37

Bachelor's
Degree

50

Graduate
Degree

27

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

57

Non-Resident Commuters

195

Drive Alone

233

Carpooled

21

Public

0

Work At Home

0


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