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Welcome to Kenova, West Virginia, "The Western Gate of the Mountain State." A small city named for the convergence of three States, (Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia), "Ken-O-Va" is the center of a greater metropolitan area of over 200,000 residents.

From the days of Colonial Virginia to the present, this westernmost point in West Virginia has been the link to traveling through the heart of America. Pioneers rode the muddy Ohio River into the frontier, or travelled the historic Midland Trail (today's U.S. Route 60) through present day Kenova. Three railways, the N&W, B&O, and C&O intersected at Kenova in the late 1800's. In the 20th Century, more coal crossed the City than anywhere in the world. Ten million people annually drive through Kenova on I-64, and air travel completes our transportation links to the nation with nearby Huntington Tri-State Airport.

History and hospitality mark our community with attractions like Dreamland Pool, Virginia Point Park, and each Halloween, C-K AutumnFest, featuring "The Pumpkin House" display of over 3,000 jack-o-lanterns. A rich sport heritage shared with our sister city, Ceredo, is highlighted by over 20 State Championship teams and Little League Baseball tournaments that have been featured on national television. 

Thanks for viewing our web site and visit us soon, because "You can have fun in Kenova!" 

- Mayor Ric Griffith