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Princeton is located in Mercer County in southern West Virginia near the Virginia border. As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,652 residents. It is part of the Bluefield micropolitan area and a hub of the Four Seasons County area of Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. The entire region has a population of approximately 111,586. The town of Princeton hosts the Princeton Rays baseball club of the Appalachian League. A large number of hotels, restaurants and shopping areas have developed near Princeton at the intersection of the West Virginia Turnpike and U.S. Highway 460, a convenient stop for travelers. The town is nestled in the mountains of southern West Virginia in an area that is rich in history and natural beauty. Also located here are the Tourist Information Center (with its Vietnam Memorial) and the East River Shopping Plaza. Princeton is also just a short drive to Pipestem State Park. Recreational activities in the area include camping, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, swimming, picnicking, fishing, skiing, golf and more. Princeton also serves as the county seat for Mercer County.

Surrounding areas: Bluefield, West Virginia (9.4 mi), Pipestem, West Virginia (14.6 mi), Flat Top, West Virginia (15.4 mi), Jumping Branch, West Virginia (19.2 mi), Hinton, West Virginia (23.8 mi), Glade Springs, West Virginia (24.4 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (29.5 mi)

Princeton Vacation Rentals

Princeton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Budget Inn409 Thorn StPrinceton, WV (304) 425-3585
Comfort Inn Princeton136 Ambrose LnPrinceton, WV (304) 487-6101
Days Inn347 Meadowfield LnPrinceton, WV (304) 425-8100
Eden Rock Motel504 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV (304) 425-8757
Holiday Inn Express805 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV (304) 425-8156
Ramada Limited1115 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV (304) 425-8711
Sleep Inn1015 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV (304) 431-2800
Super 8901 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV (304) 487-6161
Turnpike Motel1119 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV (304) 425-2268
Econo Lodge3400 Cumberland RdBluefield, WV9.0 mi.(304) 327-8171
Briar Motel3206 Cumberland RdBluefield, WV9.2 mi.(304) 325-9111
Ramada Inn - 23175 E Cumberland RdBluefield, WV9.3 mi.(304) 325-5421
Highlander Motel3144 Cumberland RdBluefield, WV9.4 mi.(304) 325-9131
Holiday Inn3350 Big Laurel HwyBluefield, WV9.4 mi.(304) 325-6170
Comfort Inn38769 Governor G C Perry HwyBluefield, VA12.2 mi.(276) 326-3688
Pipestem State ParkPipestem, WV14.6 mi.(304) 466-1800
Appalachian Resort InnFlattop MTN RdGhent, WV17.4 mi.(304) 787-5559
Knights Inn300 Odd Rd I77 Exit 28Ghent, WV17.4 mi.(304) 787-3250
Bluestone State ParkHC 85 Box 3Hinton, WV24.3 mi.(304) 466-2805
Glade Springs Resort Buildings A-h3000 LK DrDaniels, WV26.1 mi.(304) 763-2000
Sleep Inn Motel1124 Airport RdBeaver, WV26.9 mi.(304) 255-4222
Comfort Inn-wytheville315 Holston RdWytheville, VA27.9 mi.(276) 228-4488
Cow Shed IncRt 10Pineville, WV28.1 mi.(304) 732-7000
Mountain MotelRte 10 E PinevillePineville, WV28.1 mi.(304) 732-9177
Comfort Suites695 Peppers Ferry RdWytheville, VA28.2 mi.(276) 228-1234
Hampton Inn Ft Chiswell/Max Meadows199 Ft Chiswell RdMax Meadows, VA28.6 mi.(276) 637-4027
HotelRt 2Max Meadows, VA28.6 mi.(276) 637-4141
Super 8 Motel Of Ft Chiswell194 FT Chiswell RdMax Meadows, VA28.6 mi.(800) 800-8000
Econo Lodge1160 E Main StWytheville, VA28.7 mi.(276) 228-5517
Quality Inn & Suites2015 E Main StWytheville, VA28.7 mi.(276) 228-4241
Motel 6220 Lithia RdWytheville, VA28.9 mi.(276) 228-7988
Ramada Inn955 Peppers Fry RdWytheville, VA28.9 mi.(276) 228-6000
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWiytheville, VA29.0 mi.(276) 228-6620
Best Western Wytheville Inn355 Nye RdWytheville, VA29.0 mi.(276) 228-7300
Sleep Inn135 Nye CirWytheville, VA29.0 mi.(276) 625-0667
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWytheville, VA29.0 mi.(800) 800-8000
Travelodge140 Lithia RdWytheville, VA29.0 mi.(276) 228-3188
Days Inn Wytheville150 Malin DrWytheville, VA29.1 mi.(276) 228-5500
Courtyard Beckley124 Hylton LnBeckley, WV29.2 mi.(800) 321-2211
Fairfield Inn125 Hylton LnBeckley, WV29.2 mi.(304) 252-8661

Princeton Weather & Climate

Southern West Virginia , near the Virginia border, has a mild, four-season climate. Within this region, the city of Bluefield prides itself on its hospitable climate. Since 1938 the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce has given free lemonade when the temperature has surpassed 90F. The city's motto is "nature's air conditioned city, where the summer spends the winter." Indeed, due to the high elevation, this region has a somewhat cooler and more moist climate than surrounding areas at lower altitudes. Summers are mild and humid with high temperatures ranging from the 60s to low 70s F. Summer low temperatures average 50-55 F, although temperatures below freezing have been recorded in every month of the year. Winters are typically cold and snowy. Nearly all snow falls from October through April. Severe storms, such as tornadoes, are rare in this region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 19°F 3.17 in. -
February 44°F 21°F 2.72 in. -
March 53°F 28°F 3.39 in. -
April 62°F 37°F 3.34 in. -
May 71°F 46°F 3.93 in. -
June 77°F 55°F 3.63 in. -
July 81°F 59°F 3.88 in. -
August 80°F 57°F 3.20 in. -
September 73°F 50°F 2.98 in. -
October 64°F 38°F 2.51 in. -
November 53°F 30°F 2.67 in. -
December 44°F 24°F 2.59 in. -

Princeton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New River Valley airport (PSK) located about 28 miles southeast of Princeton in Dublin, Virginia, the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located approximately 29 miles north of Princeton in Beckley, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located roughly 51 miles northeast of Princeton in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located around 61 miles east of Princeton in Roanoke, Virginia, and finally the Yeager airport (CRW) located about 74 miles northwest of Princeton in Charleston, West Virginia.

Princeton Attractions

Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC115.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Princeton Elks Golf CoursePrincetonWV 
Bluefield Elks Country ClubBluefieldWV9.8 mi.
Richwood Golf ClubBluefieldVA13.6 mi.
Wolf Creek Golf & Country ClubBastianVA15.2 mi.
Fountain Springs Golf CoursePeterstownWV17.3 mi.
Gary Country ClubBlack WolfWV20.9 mi.
WillowWood Country ClubHintonWV24.3 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf ClubBeaverWV25.9 mi.
Grandview Country ClubBeaverWV25.9 mi.
Saddlebred Golf ClubBeckleyWV28.2 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV15.4 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV62.5 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA82.1 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC92.8 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC93.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC93.4 mi.
State Parks
Pinnacle Rock State ParkWV11.0 mi. 
Pipestem State ParkWV12.9 mi. 
Bluestone State ParkWV19.3 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWV25.6 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV25.9 mi. 
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV28.8 mi. 
Grandview State ParkWV32.8 mi. 
Claytor Lake State ParkVA34.0 mi. 
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV28.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA64.2 mi.

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