About the Community
County Info Sheet
For more on the tourism side, check out some highlights of the area here
History of ASP in the County: This is our first time back since 2014, and we are new to the town of Ansted. ASP has had an on and off presence in Fayette County for over 14 years.
Terrain: Mountainous, home to the New River Gorge National River.
County Seat: Fayetteville, WV
Major Employers: Adventure sports companies (rafting, mountain biking, hiking, climbing), Fayette County Board of Education, Mt. Olive Correctional Center, Plateau Medical Center, WV University Institute of Technology
Per Capita Income: $20,758
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 22.3%
Interesting Facts: Fayette County is home to Hawks Nest State Park, Babcock State Park, and the New River Gorge National River & Bridge. Bridge Day is an event that occurs every October where they close down the New River Gorge Bridge and have a festival that includes people jumping off the bridge with parachutes. Fayette County has a deep history of coal mining, but tourism has taken a strong hold in recent years.