Introduction to Parkersburg, States
Parkersburg, West Virginia is 64 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia and 90 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Wood County. The city is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta metro area. The population of Parkersburg is 33,099.
The area now known as Parkersburg was originally laid out in the late 1700s. The Virginia General Assembly officially chartered the town in 1820, but it was again rechartered as a city in 1860.
Parkersburg and nearby Attractions
- Ohio River Museum
- Campus Martius Museum
- Blue Rock State Park
- Forked Run State Park
- Strouds Run State Park
- Wolf Run State Park
Things To Do In Parkersburg
The popular shopping centers in the area include the Southgate Shopping Center, Station Square Shopping Center, Gihon Village Shopping Center and the Emerson Plaza Shopping Center. Some of the other notable locations in the area include the Parkersburg Industrial Park, the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, the Parkersburg Art Center and the Parkersburg Medical Park. The community celebrates festivals like the West Virginia Honey Festival every August, the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival every June and the Homecoming Festival every August.
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.
City Higher Education
Mountain State College, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Ohio University and Denison University are the local colleges and universities.