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Information about Barbour County:

Barbour County is home to Alderson Broaddus University (the Battlers) and 7 public schools that serve all levels of students’ educational needs. Broaddus Hospital and two medical clinics (Myers and Belington) offer family medicine and emergency services at convenient locations. The Philippi/ Barbour County Regional airport servers the county with 12 hangers and a 33,000-foot runway. Barbour County Fairgrounds offers year-round activities for families all over the region and Audra State Park offers outdoor recreation that includes camping, fishing, and hiking. 

Alderson & Broaddus University:

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Alderson Broaddus University Alderson Broaddus University affirms its commitment to the historical and continuing relationship with the American Baptist Churches USA and the West Virginia Baptist Convention. We fulfill our mission as a faith-based learning community through an ethically informed curriculum from a Christian perspective. We provide our students with the highest quality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.

Broaddus Hospital: 

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Front Entry into Broaddus Hospital.

 Broaddus Hospital and Davis Health System is a critical access hospital providing acute and swing bed inpatient care, as well as outpatient, behavioral health and rehabilitation services located in Philippi, WV. In addition to these services, Broaddus offers a skilled nursing/long-term care center. It is the vision of our hospital to bring better health care to life in our community, to instill safety, quality, teamwork, trust, and respect into everything we do at Broaddus Hospital and in our community. 

 

Barbour County Board of Education and schools:

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The front entry of Philip/ Barbour Hight School.

The Barbour County Board of Education serves all of Barbour County and its children. The mission of Barbour County Schools is to provide educational excellence with a commitment to learning for all in preparation for the challenges of the 21st century. Our highest priority should be to provide an accessible, clean, safe environment in which students can maximize their learning potential.

Adaland Mansion:

Adaland Mansion is a historic brick home at Philippi, West Virginia. It is set against the rolling hills of Barbour County and was built in 1870. The 23-room, Greek Revival mansion house has been restored with great attention to authenticity and features homemade brick and walnut woodwork throughout. The former home of the Modisett family is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn was built approximately 1850.  It has also been restored and is open to the public during the tour season.

Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport:

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Hangers at the BC Airport

The Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport serves the local and regional community with 12 hanger spaces and a 33,000 runway. Accessible from the community of Philippi it makes privet aircraft ownership convenient and affordable.  

Barbour County Fair Grounds:

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Barbour County Fair Ground Barn in the snow Belington, WV.

The Barbour County Fairgrounds offers community-wide activities and events. From a summer concert series to the annual county fair. The grounds offer family fun and a peaceful stroll along developed walking trails where everyone is welcome. 

Audra State Park:

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The rushing water of the Middle Fork river at Audra State Park WV.

 

Audra State Park is a heavily wooded area bisected by the Middle Fork River located in southwestern Barbour County and a portion of Upshur County. Each year, visitors are drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork and its surroundings, which offers opportunities for hiking, camping and family picnics. This park is an ideal destination for families who enjoy the outdoors. The clear, clean water of the Middle Fork River and the rock overhang of the Alum Cave offer picture-perfect backdrops.

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