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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.


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

Morgantown Municipal Airport


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Map of Moundsville and Vicinity

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Grave Creek Mound
W.Va. State Penitentiary

Downtown, Moundsville, WV
Old Moundsville Penitentiary
Grave Creek Mound



Moundsville Daily Echo

Radio Stations

WVLY (AM 1370) : WRKP (FM 96.5)


Marshall County Schools


City-County Public Library


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)


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