The Ritchie County Historical Society was formed in 1973 and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 1976.
Old Stone House Museum
Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot
Pennsboro B & O Depot Trailhead
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Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot Trailhead

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Pennsboro WV Trailhead
The Pennsboro B & O Trailhead was established to provide an attractive, accessible and landscaped North Bend Rail Trail trailhead with adequate paved parking, improved access to the Depot, an information kiosk, some benches, picnic tables and prominent signage.
It also provides additional parking for trail users, especially equestrians. The bio-detention swale or rain garden was designed as an integral part of the Trailhead.

The trailhead is anchored by two historic buildings, each of which had an important role in transportation of the area: The Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot and the Old Stone House.

Funded by the Federal Highway Administration's Transportation Enhancement Program, administered by the WV Department of Highways, Ritchie County Historical Society, the City of Pennsboro acting as Fiscal Agent and many other local businesses and individuals, it was designed by Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.'s landscape architects, R Todd Schoolcraft, PLA, ASLA and Laura Cox, PLA, ASLA, Charleston, WV.

President - Mike Nichols
1st Vice President - Walt Fleming
2nd Vice President - Larry Villers 
Secretary- Vacant
Treasurer - Jackie Fleming