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Mineral Wells, West Virginia

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A rural community in Wood County near Interstate 77, Mineral Wells (map) was named for mineral springs that attracted visitors to the area in the late 1800s. The community was a fashionable summer vacation destination, and between 1885 and 1900 a large resort-hotel lodged many of the visitors who bathed in the springs, believing its waters to be curative. Many hotels are located in Mineral Wells today, though I-77 access, rather than springs, account for these.


Population: 1,860

Elevation: 666 feet


Weather: Mineral Wells, WV

Lodging: Mineral Wells, WV Hotels


Schools: Wood County Library
Libraries: Parkersburg - Wood County Public Library