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Ohio County

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Ohio County

Formed in 1776 from the District of West Augusta (Virginia), and named for the county's principal river, the Ohio River, "Ohio" said to be an Indian term meaning "great river." One of the first counties in Virginia organized west of the Allegheny Mountains.

County Seat: Wheeling, WV
Population: 47,427 (2000 Census)
Ohio County Profile

Lodging: Ohio County Hotels

Schools: Ohio County Schools

Libraries: Ohio County Library

Cities and Towns

Bethlehem, WV
Triadelphia, WV
Wheeling, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 38 (Degrees F) -- Low 18 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.44 inches -- July: 4.26 (inches) -- Annual: 40.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 40 inches

Ohio County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Counties