The town of Hillsboro, WV, is a tiny town surrounded by immense natural beauty and steeped in rich history. A half-mile boardwalk through the Cranberry Glades makes for a lovely way to spend an evening stroll admiring the unique variety of plants in the West Virginia bogs. Five miles to the west of the glades is what some call the “glittering jewel” of the Monongahela National Forest: the Falls of Hills Creek. One of the highest waterfalls in West Virginia, a series of three falls cascade 20, 45 and 65 feet. The beauty and remote, peaceful location of Hillsboro, WV, also attracted the famous holistic doctor, Patch Adams. His nonprofit organization, the Gesundheit Institute, purchased 300 acres just 5 miles outside of town. The land features gardens, meadows, creeks, waterfalls and a lake.
In addition to the wonder of creation, Hillsboro, WV, has something for the history buffs, as well. The town is famous for its reenactments of the Battle of Droop Mountain, which was the last major American Civil War conflict in West Virginia. While the reenactment only occurs in October of even-numbered years, the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park provides hiking trail, picnic shelters and play areas for use throughout the year.
Hillsboro is also the birthplace of Pearl S. Buck, a Nobel and Pulitzer-prize winning author. Pearl was born in the home of her grandfather while her parents, missionaries to China, were home visiting their family on furlough. That home, built by Pearl’s great-grandfather after fleeing religious persecution in Holland, remains preserved today as the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum in Hillsboro, WV.
Hillsboro WV Real Estate
Homes for sale in Hillsboro, WV, can range from small, starter homes to log cabins or older homes that have been restored with modern amenities. Many homes and land for sale also have access to the Greenbrier River and feature beautiful views.
Local Attractions in Hillsboro, WV
Hillsboro, WV, is the place to fall in love with nature and reflect on history. You’ll want to make multiple trips to the stunning Cranberry Glades and the long, cascading waterfalls at Falls of Hills Creek. In October of even-numbered years, you’ll have a chance to watch reenactments of the Battle of Droop Mountain. During the rest of the year, you can tour Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and nearby Beartown State Park. Hillsboro is also home to the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace and the famous Patch Adams’ Gesundheit Institute.
|Cranberry Glades||Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park||Falls of Hills Creek|
|Pearl S. Buck Birthplace||Gesundheit Institute||Beartown State Park|
Community Events in Hillsboro, WV
The small town of Hillsboro, WV, sits in the center of a unique limestone valley that covers the southern end of Pocahontas County. Every year, Hillsboro residents and neighbors celebrate the history and heritage of that district with the Little Levels Heritage Fair. The event showcases local musicians, artisans and local vendors. It also celebrates the birthday of Nobel and Pulitzer-prize winning author Pearl S. Buck.
In addition to the Little Levels Heritage Fair, Hillsboro residents routinely take part in events, festivals and activities throughout Pocahontas County.
Schools in Hillsboro, WV
Hillsboro, WV, has only one school – Hillsboro Elementary School – within its boundaries, but the middle school and high school are not far. Marlinton Middle School is about a 15-minute drive from Hillsboro. Pocahontas County High School is about 26 miles from Hillsboro.
Getting to Hillsboro, WV
Hillsboro is located in Pocahontas County, WV, on Route 219. Get directions to Hillsboro, WV.