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Ceredo, West Virginia

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A community in Wayne County on the Ohio River, Ceredo, WV, was founded in 1857, but not incorporated until 1866. Named by Eli Thayer, then a member of Congress from Massachusetts, after Ceres, the Greek goddess of grain and harvest, because of the argicultural opportunities apparently existing there at that time. Thayer dreamed of founding a great manufacturing city there coincident with this activities to aid the emigration of anti-slavery men to Kansas.


Population: 1675

Elevation: 552 feet


Attractions Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge


Weather: Ceredo, WV

Lodging: Ceredo, WV Hotels


Schools: Wayne County Schools
Libraries: Wayne County Library