Kingwood is a town in and the county seat of Preston County, West Virginia, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Kingwood was founded in 1815. The population was 2,944 at the 2000 census.
Kingwood is located at 39°28′17″N 79°41′5″W / 39.47139°N 79.68472°W / 39.47139; -79.68472 (39.471280, -79.684839).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), all of it land.