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Moundsville, West Virginia

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Moundsville, WV, the county seat of Marshall County, was originally chartered in 1832. The town so named because the Grave Creek Mound and three other smaller Adena mounds were located in the city. The West Virginia State Penitentiary was established in Moundsville, WV in 1866.

Moundsville, WV

Moundsville, WV is located about: 15 miles south of Wheeling, WV; 42 miles south of Weirton, WV; 26 miles north of New Martinsville, WV; and about 26 miles southeast of St. Clairsville, OH.

Airports

Marshall County Airport
Map of heliports and airports near Moundsville, WV

Morgantown Municipal Airport

Lodging

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Weather

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Map of Moundsville and Vicinity

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Attractions

Grave Creek Mound
W.Va. State Penitentiary


Downtown, Moundsville, WV
Old Moundsville Penitentiary
Grave Creek Mound

Media

Newspapers

Moundsville Daily Echo

Radio Stations

WVLY (AM 1370) : WRKP (FM 96.5)

Schools

Marshall County Schools

Libraries

City-County Public Library

Maps

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Map of Moundsville, WV showing streets and highways and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.


Topo map of Moundsville, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 9,998 (2000 Census)

Geodata

Elevation: 692 feet
Longitute: -80.7433
Latitude: 39.920


Variant Name(s) for Moundsville, WV

Elizabeth, Elizabeth Town, Elizabethtown, Flats of Grave Creek, Grave Creek, Grave Creek Flats, Mound City, Mount Elizabeth