The Charming Small Town In West Virginia That Was Named After An Indian Princess

Charming small towns abound in West Virginia, as do interesting town names. Many of our Mountain State communities are named for people: Morgantown for the Morgan Morgan family, Lewisburg for the Andrew Lewis family. Charles Town is named for George Washington’s brother Charles; Charleston is named for that city’s founder’s father Charles. And so it goes. But one small community on West Virginia’s eastern border is named for a princess: the fictional Indian princess Minnehaha. Welcome to the charming small town of Minnehaha Springs, West Virginia, a little community with an extra interesting past, all the way back to its name origins.

And that’s the story of the town in West Virginia that’s named for an American Indian Princess. What’s more, Minnehaha Springs is located in Pocahontas County, which brings another famous Native American princess’s name into play. Not sure where Minnehaha Springs, West Virginia is? It’s just outside of Marlinton.

Address: Minnehaha Springs, WV 24954, USA