Introduction to Moundsville, West Virginia
Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County, is located 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Wheeling metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Moundsville is home to approximately 9,998 residents.
Moundsville is the county of the Marshall County, which was created in 1835. The city was named after the Mammoth Grave Creek Indian Mound. The area was first settled in 1771 and it was known as the Grave Creek. There was a large burial mound, which was built by the Adena people. The name was changed to Elizabethtown in 1798. A city was established in 1831, which was known as the Mound City. These two communities merged in 1866 and became the City of Moundsville.
Moundsville and nearby Attractions
- West Virginia Independence Hall
- Ryerson Station State Park
- Moundsville Shopping Plaza Shopping Center
- Barkcamp State Park
- North Lafayette Shopping Center
- West Virginia Penitentiary
Things To Do In Moundsville
There are several parks in the city including the Methodist Park, Valley Fork City Park, Riverside Park, and East End Park. The city has many churches like Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Calvary United Methodist Church, and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The historic sites include West Virginia Independence Hall, and West Virginia Penitentiary.
Pittsburgh International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Moundsville Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Fairmont State College, West Liberty State College, and Robert Morris College.