Culloden, WV is considered part of the Metro Valley region of West Virginia. It is located in Cabell County, the Metro Valley and in the Teays Valley halfway between Charleston and Huntington. The town was named by a gentleman who lost a leg while working for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, which passes through the community. It is speculated that he suggested "Culloden" in honor of the Battle of Culloden, Scotland, because there were so few places in the United States with that name. Culloden is located on US Highway 60 and the I-64 Expressway, approximately 25 miles west of Charleston, WV and 25 miles east of Huntington, WV. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the following parks and recreation areas located in or near Culloden - Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area, Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area, Hurricane City Park and Nitro City Park.