Monday, March 18, 2019

Elkins, West Virginia

After the event that we attended at Buckhannon Upshur High School last Saturday, we continued our road trip to the next city, Elkins. It is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, West Virginia, . The community was incorporated in 1890 and named in honor of Stephen Benton Elkins, a U.S. Senator from West Virginia. The population in this city is a little bigger than Buckhannon, they have 7,094 as of 2010 census.
Elkins is a mountain oasis rich with history, outdoor fun and beautiful art. It is  located right on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest.  If we would have had more time, we would have explored the Monongahela Forest but we thought, we would do that next time.  
 Elkins is quaint city but I like the atmosphere in Buckhannon more.  
There's an Iron Horse statue  of Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, a.k.a. the Iron Horse Statue, that stands at the intersection of Sycamore St. and Randolph Ave.  It was one of the landmarks that caught our attention right away.  These drive by shots did not do justice to  how beautiful it was.
 
There's more to see in Elkins than Buckhannon.  
We parked by the fir house and walked around a little bit to  stretch out our legs.  
We checked out the Elkins city park , it was a fairly size park with a lot of things for kids to do but with time constraint and the  cold weather, we didn't  really do much on this park.  It must be nice to come here during summer time as you can do picnic or family party in this park.
We noticed the three big churches but the most memorable one for me was the Grace Episcopal church.  I fell in love with its door, I thought it was very charming and captivating.
We wanted to check out the Randolph County Community Arts Center but it was close: This community arts center is nonprofit organization located in a beautiful historic church.  It  highlights the Randolph County’s vibrant arts community. It would have been a nice  place to  explore since my daughter  is into arts.

18 travelers' comments:

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a lovely little location to go and explore. The chapel is so pretty - I love the big red doors on it!

Cait Elisabeth said...

aww i am loving your adventures and have never been there but would love to visit - that chapel looks soo cute and adore the red doors! so glad you're enjoying your trip!

AiringMyLaundry said...

This looks like a cool town to check out. I always have a blast exploring new places. I love the doors on that church!

Terri Steffes said...

That sweet little church with the red door! Charming! I love the side trips you all take together. Great way to encourage your children to love our country!

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Fun to follow along on you adventures and trips. Educational and historical and fun for everyone.

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

The view alone makes me want to take a trip to visit this area. I love the church..that red door...so pretty!

Melanies Fab Finds said...

It sounds like you had a lovely adventure. It would be fun to go back and explore the forest when you have more time.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

I love going on hikes through the mountains. That old church is pretty, I like the red doors.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

I would love to visit WV one day. I would really love to check out most of the country one day!!

Nicole Johnson said...

I’ve never been to Randolph County before. This looks like such a fun family adventure. Love your photos.

Beth Patterson said...

It looks like a pretty area to visit. I hope you can explore Monongahela Forest soon!

The Super Mom Life said...

Your family always seems to be going on adventures. It makes me want to venture out more with mine.

gladys nava said...

Oh wow! This is really stunning! I am sure that you have a wonderful experience on this trip. Love it.

Ricci Ellis said...

I have been to West Virginia before and it was gorgeous! I would love to travel to Elkins one day!

Ruth I. said...

I really love how relaxing this place looks! Lots of interesting to see.

Nikka Shae said...

This looks like a cool place to check out with the family!!

Our Lives With Bella said...

This loos like a nice place to visit! I love exploring and visiting different places, this looks like a trip I would definitely enjoy. Thanks for sharing, It seems like you all enjoyed your little adventure :-)

Tammy said...

This is my kind of exploring. Off the main road and finding sweet little towns just to enjoy.

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