Pendleton County is located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, and its east, west and south borders are marked by the headwaters of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Three fertile river valleys separated by forested mountain ridges form the major geographical areas of the county and provide the traveler with grand vistas and cozy scenes of rural life.
Vastly accessible Pendleton County is minutes away from Harrisonburg, VA and 172 miles from Washington, D.C. US Routes 220 and 33 provide safe, easy access into the county from any direction. There is a railhead 20 miles north in Petersburg, WV. Scheduled air freight and passenger service is available at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport 55 miles away and charter service is available at the Grant County airport, also in Petersburg.
One advantage of Pendleton County's location is that it has not experienced the inflationary pressures evident in those parts of West Virginia closer to the Washington, DC area. We're close enough to be convenient but not so close as to become an expensive place to do business or to live.
Temperature - mean annual average : 51° F
January averages: high 42° F; low 19° F
Average winter temperature: 35.0° F
July averages: high 83° F; low 57° F
Average summer temperature: 72.5° F
Long-term precipitation (inches): January 1.88; July 3.64; annual: 33.4
Mean annual snowfall range (inches) 30 – 115*
*Note: Wide variation in snowfall due to mountainous terrain. Upper limits in higher elevations.
Post Office Box 602, Franklin, West Virginia 26807