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  • Philippi is home to Alderson Broaddus College, a Baptistaffiliated college with approximately 900 students.
  • The Philippi Covered Bridge built in 1852 is the nation’s only covered bridge serving a federal highway.
  • The historic Barbour County Courthouse houses a renovated courtroom with stained glass windows and skylight.
  • Nearby Teter Creek Lake and Tygart River offer water recreation including fishing, skiing and rafting.
  • The only bicycle shop in the county, Sports and Spokes, based in Philippi, organizes bike races and excursions in the area.
  • The unique Knitting Machines Etc. offers supplies and instruction classes on knitting with a loom-like machine.

Signature Events:

  • Philippi Main Street organizes the annual “Smoking on the Tygart” chili cook-off. The event takes place the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend in June. The day of family activities includes a motorcycle poker run, music, games and food.
  • Chartered in 1844, Philippi is the site of the first land battle of the Civil War, an event commemorated each June in the annual “Blue and Gray” historical re-enactment. The three-day event brings thousands of people to the area to enjoy food, entertainment and Civil War demonstrations.

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    Program Manager:

    Philippi Main Street, Inc.
    108 N. Main St.
    P.O. Box 460
    Philippi, WV 26416
    Population: 3,132
    Phone: (304) 457-3700
    Fax: (304) 457-2703