Established in 1872, this little river town sits along the banks of the mighty New River. Hinton is the southern gateway community to the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. The confluence of the three rivers join forces here making it an ideal location for water sports and activities. It's close proximity to Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Parks creates a location that is perfect for adventure, and the small town atmosphere is the icing on the cake.
CITY OF HINTON
The history of Hinton began with the advent of rail construction through the area. The C&O Railway Company purchased much of the land at auction, and divided it into lots. A building boom began and Hinton was born.
The historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 covering approximately 200 buildings within a twenty-four block area. Here you'll find eclectic architecture dating back to the late 1800's, quaint shops, and a welcoming community.
The Hinton Passenger Depot was built in 1890, and is currently a stop along Amtrak's Cardinal Line. The Cardinal runs from DC to Chicago three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Yearly events bring live music, arts & craft vendors, car shows, and even vintage rail cars to the Historic District. Railroad Days in October features the arrival of Autumn Colors Express. WV Water Festival celebrates the waters, and Second Saturdays brings free music and other activities throughout the spring the summer.