Welcome to the City of Ranson!

Nestled in the heart of Jefferson County, West Virginia, and just an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital and forty minutes from Dulles International Airport, Ranson is located at the center of opportunity for you to rewind, relax, recreate and repeat. Ranson is a return to the past and a retreat from the present. Deemed by its founders as the “ideal place for industry and business,” Ranson came to life in 1910 as the industrial hub of Jefferson County anchored by a booming manufacturing economy. As it has for over 100 years, Ranson continues to transition, grow and regenerate while keeping its small town charm.

Latest News

  • Mayor for a Day – Essay Winners

    The City of Ranson in conjunction with Ranson Elementary began our Mayor for the Day Essay Contest last year for the 5th grade students. We would like to congratulate this […]

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Information for New Residents


Whether you are just moving to the area or are curious about what the city has to offer, please take a look at our New Resident Information. We hope these resources aid in your transition to Ranson. To keep current with city information, please sign up for the email newsletter.

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