Introduction to Keyser, West Virginia
Keyser, West Virginia, in Mineral county, is located 83 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and is 87 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is included in the Cumberland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,303 people resided in Keyser.
Keyser is the county seat of the Mineral County, which was founded in 1866. The city was named after William Keyser, who was a railroad official. It was originally known as the Paddy Town and was named after Patrick McCarty. With the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the name of the city was changed to New Creek Station and then was renamed New Creek. Keyser was incorporated as a town in 1874.
Keyser and nearby Attractions
- Thrasher Carriage Museum
- Fort Necessity National Battlefield
- Cedar Creek Battlefield
- Casselman River Bridge State Park
- New Germany State Park
- Deep Creek Lake State Park
Things To Do In Keyser
Keyser provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. There are also several parks including Rocky Gap State Park, Big Run State Park, Dans Mountain State Park, and New Germany State Park. Historical sites like Willa Cather Birthplace, Fallingwater, and Fort Necessity National Battlefield can be visited. The tourists can also visit the Grace United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, and Keyser Church of the Brethren.
One can avail of flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.
Keyser Higher Education
Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Lord Fairfax Community College, and Frostburg State University provide programs for higher studies.