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Wetzel County

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Wetzel County
Wetzel County Courthouse at New Martinsville, WV

Created in 1846 from Tyler County, and named for Lewis Wetzel, famous frontier character and Indian fighter.

County Seat: New Martinsville, WV
Population: 17,693 (2000 Census)
Wetzel County Profile

Lodging: Wetzel County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Hundred, WV
Littleton, WV
New Martinsville, WV
Paden City, WV
Smithfield, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 53 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 40 (Degrees F) -- Low 20 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 62 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.80 inches -- July: 4.67 (inches) -- Annual: 43.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 35 inches

Wetzel County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties