Reedsville

History of Reedsville

Incorporated in 1906, Reedsville was named for James Reed, the owner of the land on which a large portion of the town is located. The Phillips-Jones Electric Vacuum Cleaner plant operated in Reedsville through the early 1900s. The town's population today is 450.

Reedsville Today: What Makes Us Unique

West Virginia University JW Ruby Research Farm & Hazel Ruby McQuain Equine Education & Resource Center

The Ruby Research Farm is more than 900 acres dedicated to horse and beef research, along with forage production. The farm was home to prized Quarter Horses, Saddlebreds, and Standardbreds in the 1970s under private ownership. For a time period lasting until 2009, WVU owned it, using it for beef cattle production and grazing research. Horses returned in 2009 for hands-on equine studies, along with weekend horse shows and other community events.

parkUpper Deckers Creek Wildlife Management Area

This 56-acre WMA just outside Reedsville is owned by the West Virginia DNR and includes two shallow wetlands excellent for waterfowl hunting and fishing for bluegill and largemouth bass.

youth centerPreston County Youth Center

The Preston County Youth Center offers the community a place to experience sports and activities in a safe, nurturing environment. It includes a 20,000 square-foot indoor facility, outdoor field, softball field, baseball field, ropes course and community garden.

bowlingLuigi’s Sports Center

Luigi's Sports Center is a 12-lane bowling alley that has been offering family fun in Preston County since 2009. They provide multiple bowling leagues, open bowling, cosmic bowling, lane rentals, an arcade and many other events, along with freshly cooked food from their kitchen.

deckers creekDeckers Creek Rail-Trail

Reedsville is one end of the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail, which runs 19 miles from Morgantown to Reedsville. Hikers, runners and bikers enjoy the gently sloping trail, while experienced kayakers enjoy Deckers Creek and rock climbing is popular as well.

Reedsville

Population

Total Population

524

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

8.100

Housing & Income

Households

202

Total Housing Units

240


Owner Occupied

159

Renter Occupied

43

Vacant

38

Median Home Value

$137,162


Average Home Value

$175,000

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.00%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,659 $66,525


Average Household

$71,405 $82,287


Per Capita

$29,875 $34,637

Workforce

Total Businesses

27

Total Employed

379

Workers 16+

183

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

212

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

76

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

60

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

32

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

32

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

21

Some
High School

14

Graduated
High School

193

Associates
Degree

32

Bachelor's
Degree

25

Graduate
Degree

26

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

96

Non-Resident Commuters

80

Drive Alone

173

Carpooled

6

Public

0

Work At Home

4


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