The Oldest Covered Bridge In West Virginia Has Been Around Since 1852

How lucky are we to live in West Virginia, a state brimming with pure natural beauty and rich in history? We can’t journey too far in the state without coming upon a historic site, like a covered bridge. West Virginia lays claim to 17 covered bridges. The oldest covered bridge in West Virginia tells a tale that dates all the way back to before the American Civil War. Settle in and gather ’round: this is the fascinating story of the Philippi Covered Bridge in West Virginia…

Have you been to the oldest covered bridge in West Virginia? Did you know Philippi Covered Bridge had such historical significance? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Can’t get enough beautiful covered bridges? (We don’t blame you!) Did you know there’s a covered bridge trail in West Virginia? It will take you to five picturesque covered bridges in only 2.5 hours, and is a total must for all covered bridge enthusiasts.

Address: Philippi Covered Bridge, 26416 US-250, Philippi, WV 26416, USA

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Philippi Covered Bridge in West Virginia

October 02, 2021

Are there many covered bridges in West Virginia?

Like so many other states, West Virginia used to be chock-full of covered bridges. Now a relic of a bygone era, these beautiful structures are becoming a rare species. Today, there are 17 covered bridges in West Virginia, and luckily, most are either open to vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic. We share some of our favorite covered bridges in West Virginia in this article.

What are some other historic places in West Virginia?

The story of Philippi Covered Bridge and its significance in the American Civil War certainly is something, isn’t it? This bridge isn’t the only place in West Virginia that has historical notoriety; these 11 Mountain State sites and landmarks all have stories to tell. From the historic The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Carnifex Ferry State Park — the site of numerous  Civil War Battles — West Virginia has quite an interesting and intriguing history, and there’s nothing better than setting forth to explore and learn all about it!

What’s the most beautiful covered bridge in West Virginia?

We’re going to have to plead the fifth here, as all of the covered bridges in West Virginia are beautiful! However, there’s something extra magical about visiting an old covered bridge in the autumn months, when the fall foliage paints the landscape of the Mountain State in bold oranges, vibrant reds, golden yellows, and shimmery coppers. As such, we recommend planning a fall trip to these seven covered bridges in West Virginia, which, due to their location, are extra spectacular in the autumn!

Address: Philippi Covered Bridge, 26416 US-250, Philippi, WV 26416, USA

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