Mayor's Office

Ranson is located between the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and some of the most significant sites in American history. Situated in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, just an hour's drive west of the nation's capital and forty minutes from Washington-Dulles International Airport, Ranson maintains small-town charm, with metropolitan-like access. This combination provides a great place to visit, raise a family and conduct business.

While visiting Ranson and Jefferson County, you can retrace the route of pre-Revolutionary pioneers, hike the Appalachian trail, enjoy the natural beauty and wonder of the mountains and Shenandoah River just as Presidents Washington and Jefferson did over 200 years ago, and march in the footsteps of Civil War veterans from Harpers Ferry National Park to the national battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg.

We are proud of the progress that the city has made and the services and opportunities it continues to provide to its citizens and visitors. We have much work left to do.  Ranson continues to experience economic growth due to its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, yet realizes that its best attribute is its small-town charm. 

We hope that you will take an opportunity to visit and spend some time with us. If you are looking for a location to start or re-locate your business, we would welcome your investment.

To our current citizens, we are pleased to provide the information on this website and invite citizen participation both electronically and in person.

Keith D. Pierson, Mayor