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Rowlesburg is a town in Preston County, in the Morgantown metro area.
The community was named for James Rowles, railroad engineer
The latitude of Rowlesburg is 39.348N. The longitude is -79.671W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,385 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 611.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rowlesburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Preston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26425 ZIP code.
33% of Rowlesburg residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rowlesburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rowlesburg was $14,663, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Rowlesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rowlesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $173. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $488.
Preston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rowlesburg political report.
The average commute time for Rowlesburg workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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