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Elizabeth, West Virginia

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The county seat of Wirt County, Elizabeth, WV was originally chartered in 1822, and named for Elizabeth (Woodyard) Beauchamp, wife of David Beauchamp, prominent early settler. The first steamboats to reach the town of Elizabeth via the Little Kanawha River were the Sciota Belle, in 1842, followed by the Lodi in 1847.


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Elizabeth, WV

Elizabeth, WV is located about: 23 miles southeast of Parkersburg, WV; 29 miles northwest of Grantsville, WV and 31 miles northeast of Ravenswood, WV.

Media

Radio Stations

WRZZ (FM 106.1)

Libraries

Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Libary

Schools

Wirt County Schools

   

Maps

180px-Elizabeth-WV-Map.gif Map of Elizabeth, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and more; with link to driving directions.

Top map of Elizabeth, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 994 (2000 Census)

Geodata

Elevation: 646 feet
Longitude: -81.3953
Latitude: 39.0633

Photos

Wirt County Courthouse at Elizabeth, WV
Elizabeth as seen from Jephany Knob (elev. 1,107 ft.)
Home in Elizabeth, WV, with unique mansard-roof tower

Variant Name(s) for Elizabeth, WV

Beauchamps Mills, Jacksonville, Wirt House