Parkersburg, West Virginia

Parkersburg, West Virginia, was called Newport when it was first settled shortly after the American Revolution. It was renamed Parkersburg in 1810 after a legal battle with the city founders and the Revolutionary War Veteran Alexander Parker, who was given a land grant.

Today, you can find lots of history to explore in this Ohio River Town, the 4th largest town in West Virginia.

Parkersburg, Ohio Riverfront and flood wall.
Barge traffic on the Ohio River.
Riverboat paddle wheel transportation to Blennerhassett Island Historic State Park.
The Blennerhassett Historic Home located on an island in the Ohio River, entertained many dignitaries in its day. Blennerhassett Island Historic State Park.

See you on the highway.


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