Town of Ceredo, WV

700 B Street Ceredo, WV 25507   Phone: 304-453-1041 Hours: 8am - 4pm | Mon.-Fri.

Around Town

  • Early History: Pioneer tools, homemaking utensils, quilts handmade dress, and side saddles. WWI and WWII uniforms, leggings, blanket, flag blanket, ration books, and stamps. Newspapers and magazines. Vietnam Uniform.
  • Schools: Yearbooks from C-K and Buffalo High Schools, Marshall and West Virginia Universities, and The Naval Academy. Class photos, band uniforms, school letters, diplomas, and more.
  • Railroads: "N" gauge layout of Ceredo and Kenova with trains and trolley from the 1940s era. Collections of letters (some from Collis P. Huntington dealing with the C&O Railroad), train memorabilia from all rail lines.
  • Books: Large selection of books magazines, and publications dealing with the history of the Ceredo area, our State, and Nation.
  • Visual: Over 20 albums of photos spanning 140 years. Many scrapbooks, video tapes of senior citizens, and special events.
  • Genealogy: Census of 1850, 1860, Cemetery listings for most cemeteries in Wayne County. Books and files of genealogies.
  • Handblown Glass: Beautiful , diverse collection dating back half a century.

Formed in the earl 1970s the Ceredo Beautification Committee is composed of volunteers from our town with the interest of maintaining the beauty that Ceredo is know for. The many flowers, shrubs and tress are a testament to their hard work from volunteers past and present. During the summer months the committee recognizes 3 homes each month with a "Yard of the Month" award for their outstanding efforts of beautifying their homes. All homeowners recognized during the year are treated to dinner at the Z. D. Ramsdell House at the end of Summer.

The committee meets the last Monday of each month at Ceredo Town Hall at 7:00pm. If you would like to volunteer with continuing this source of pride in our community, contact the Ceredo Town Hall office at 304-453-1041 for more information.

  • The Ceredo Petroglyph: The largest and best preserved petroglyph in the United states. Collection also includes: arrowheads, fossils, shells and an Indian grinding stone.
  • Civil War Collection: Letters, requisitions and treatment book from Camp Pierpoint in Ceredo. Z. D. Ramdell's saddle and diary for 1886. Cannon balls and mini balls
  • Micro Film: The Ceredo Advance newspapers from 1881 to the publications end in 1936. Reader/Printer available.

Mitch Stadium

Paul T. Billups Park

501 Main Street | 304-453-3025 | Open Tuesdays & Fridays 9am - 4pm

Located in Ceredo, WV, Legendary Mitch Stadium is the home of the Ceredo-Kenova Little League. It has played host to the 2009 Little League Southeastern Regional tournaments, 1968 Little League Divisional Tournament, and the 9-10 year old Tournament of State Champions, bringing 8 Southeast State Champions to our community every year.

Ceredo Museum

Situated on the southern boundary of the town, the Paul T. Billups Memorial Park is the focal point for the majority of town activities. For physical activities, the Park is offers basketball and tennis courts, a walking path, and a baseball field. The Park is also the place for concerts and other entertainment at Jeremy Shoemaker Amphitheater. In order to recognize the fact that so many of Ceredo's Sons and Daughters served their county in time of national peril the park contains the Ceredo War Veterans Memorial Monuments. These monuments consist of five shiny blocks of granite bearing the name of nearly 500 veterans who have called Ceredo home.

Ceredo Beautification Commitee

The Ramsdell House

Crescent Hill Cemetery

Z. D. Ramsdell House, also known as The Ramsdell House, is a historic home located at Ceredo, atop a mound claimed to be an Indian burial mound. It was built in 1857-1858, and is a two story red brick and frame dwelling measuring 30 feet wide and 48 feet deep. It sits on a stone foundation and is in the Greek Revival-style with a gable roof. Zopher D. Ramsdell came to Ceredo at the invitation of the town's founder, and fellow abolitionist, Eli Thayer. He built a shoe and boot factory, served with the Quartermaster during the American Civil War, served as a post office inspector after the war, and served as a legislative representative in the West Virginia State Senate during 1868 and 1869. It is open as a historic house museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Situated on Crescent Hill within the Ceredo City limits and overlooking the Ohio Valley, Crescent Hill Cemetery has long been the final resting place for both residents of the Ceredo-Kenova communities and the Tri-State area at large.

The cemetery provides the most affordable plots in the Tri-State area. Price includes perpetual care. Full payment is due at the time of purchase, with the exception of Pre-Need Burial Plot purchases.

For more information on burial plot purchases contact Ceredo Town Hall at 304-453-4675 and a cemetery board member will contact you.

The Cemetery Board

Founded in 1992, the Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery Board, by an ordinance of the Town of Ceredo, was formed to raise funds, provide maintenance and care of the cemetery, establish and provide regulations for the governance of the cemetery, and to do those things necessary to create a perpetual care for the cemetery. The board meets on the third Sunday in February at Ceredo Town Hal at 2:00pm, unless otherwise noted by public notice. Those who have questions or concerns regarding family members interned at the cemetery or who own property at the cemetery are encouraged to attend.

Locating Burial Plots

The cemetery board maintains continuing records of burials at the cemetery. Burial records and maps are maintained at both Town Hall and the Ceredo Museum.