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Ceredo, WV 304-453-1041

Area Information

Mile Marker: 2
Elevation: 565ft.
Ceredo CMP

Founded in 1857 as a progressive abolitionist community, there is more to our quiet little town than meets the eye. We invite you to discover the real Ceredo for yourself. Begin with the Ceredo Museum and venture forth from there. . .

Ceredo was founded in 1857 by Massachusetts Congressman Eli Thayer. Thayer traveled through southern states for the sole purpose of choosing land for a new city, one in which he and other abolitionists would live, work, become leaders, and join nearby northern states in the fight against slavery. He chose a tract of land in the fertile Ohio River Valley and named the new town Ceredo after Ceres, Goddess of Grain and Harvest.

Ceredo Museum
601 Main St.; 304.453.3025. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 - 4.
Home to the Ceredo Historical Society and the Ceredo-Kenova Railroad Museum, features Civil War and railroad memorabilia, an extensive historical library with census data, a collection of hand-blown glass dating back over 50 years, and the Ceredo Petroglyph, the largest and best preserved in the U.S.

Ramsdell House (ca. 1857)
1108 B St.; 304.453.2482.
Believed to be a part of the Underground Railroad. Restored by the Ceredo Historical Landmark Commission. National Historic Register. By appointment.

Veterans Memorial at Paul T. Billups Park
High St.
Walking track, amphitheater and home to special events.

Festivals & Events

Ceredo Reunion Weekend 3rd Sun. in September Roast pork picnic dinner for $2
Festival at the Veterans Memorial Sunday nearest Memorial Day
Sundays in the Park Great music all summer at 2 pm

Places of Interest