Introduction to New Martinsville, West Virginia
New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel county, is located 71 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As of the year 2000 census, 5,984 people resided in New Martinsville.
New Martinsville History
New Martinsville is the county seat of the Wetzel County, which was founded in 1846. The area was inhabited by Edward Doolin in 1780. Later the city was named after Presley Martin. The New Martinsville was incorporated as a town on March 28, 1838. Originally it was known as Martinsville. The name changed to New Martinsville in 1846.
New Martinsville and nearby Attractions
- West Virginia Penitentiary
- North Bend State Park
- Ryerson Station State Park
- Barkcamp State Park
- Riverside Plaza Shopping Center
- New Martinsville Plaza Shopping Center
Things To Do In New Martinsville
New Martinsville offers various opportunities for recreation. The area offers numerous parks such as Hydro Park, Lewis Wetzel Park, Brooklyn Park, and Bruce Park. The tourists can visit the churches like Saint Johns United Methodist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, and Steelton United Methodist Church. The Riverside Plaza Shopping Center, and Riverview Plaza Shopping Center are some of the local shopping destinations.
New Martinsville Transportation
Air transport facilities are available at Mid - Ohio Valley Regional Airport.
New Martinsville Higher Education
Fairmont State College, West Liberty State College, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg provide higher education in the area.