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- 142 Main Street Rivesville, WV 26588
A former coal town, Rivesville is located on the north-west bank of the Monongahela River and is said to be the home of the Rivesville River Monster. The town was founded in 1837 and named after William Cabell Rives, a lawyer, and diplomat. The town’s population dramatically increased at the start of the 20th century as the development of large-scale coal mining grew in the area. Rivesville was at the junction between the Paw Paw branch of the B&O Railroad and the Buckhannon & Northern Railroad, a branch of the Monongahela Railway.
During the summer, families enjoy the Paw Paw District Fair and Rivesville Riverfront Festival. The house of George Pickney Morgan, a farmer, and inventor who greatly contributed to Marion County, is located in Rivesville. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.