Arden, Barbour County, West Virginia

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Arden
Unincorporated community
Arden is located in West Virginia
Arden
Arden
Arden is located in the US
Arden
Arden
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°12′37″N 79°59′35″W / 39.21028°N 79.99306°W / 39.21028; -79.99306Coordinates: 39°12′37″N 79°59′35″W / 39.21028°N 79.99306°W / 39.21028; -79.99306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Barbour
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Arden is a small unincorporated community located along the Tygart Valley River in Barbour County in the north central portion of the U.S. state of West Virginia.

The Arden settlement was built up along a stretch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks. The community is known today to whitewater enthusiasts as being situated between two landmark rock formations: Hell's Gate and Devil's Den. Many such recreationalists shoot the shallow rapids of the river through this pristine section of the Valley with its numerous large boulders and small falls. The area is home to a notable number of native wildflowers and is locally notorious for its occasional drownings.

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