Local Government

Upshur County has the high quality of life you expect from a small town, as well as many of the conveniences and activities you’ll traditionally find in much larger cities.   Read More

Cost of Living

Upshur County is neither a metropolitan nor a desolate zip code. With that comes reasonable taxes, good schools, and tightly knit neighborhoods.   Read More


Upshur County offers one public school system and one private system that provide K-12 education. Graduating students can move on to the county's own West Virginia Wesleyan College.  Read More


Upshur County is home to St. Joseph's Hospital, spearheaded by WVU Medicine. Excellent assisted living and nursing homes are also available for the growing baby-boomer market.  Read More


Upshur County offers ample existing housing options with everything from affordable housing in planned subdivisions to larger homesites in a more rural setting.  Read More

Creative Culture

Upshur County is home to a vibrant creative community with artist collectives, studios, galleries, and workshops.  Read More