Bethany is a friendly, welcoming community in Brooke County that formed in 1827. Home to Bethany College, the town has a proud history of education and arts/culture. The Campbell Mansion is a National Historic Landmark in Bethany that has entertained guests including James A. Garfield.

The town has an active community center and access to several nature-based activities, including kayaking on Buffalo Creek and horseback riding at Oglebay Stables. Brooke Hills Park is a short drive from Bethany, where visitors can enjoy golf, swimming, fishing, camping, paddle boats, and more.