Pendleton County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,695.  Its county seat is Franklin. It was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1787 which became effective in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham Counties and was named for Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), a distinguished Virginia statesman and jurist. Pendleton County was strongly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War, but in 1863 it was included by the federal government in the new state of West Virginia against the inhabitants' wishes.
Spruce Knob, located in Pendleton County, is the highest point in the state and in the Alleghenies, its elevation being 4,863 feet. Parts of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests are also located in Pendleton.
Sites on the National Register of Historic Places
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Pendleton County, West Virginia.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.
There are 13 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
Text from Pendleton County, Virginia Page
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Pendleton County, Virginia was established in 1787 from portions of Augusta, Hardy, Rockingham and Bath Counties. It became part of West Virginia, when it became a state in 1863. Pendleton County was named after Judge Edmund Pendleton, of early Caroline County.