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Map of Parkersburg, WV

Top map of Parkersburg, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 33,099
(2000 Census)

Geo Data

Elevation: 649 feet
Longitude: -81.5617
Latitude: 39.2667


Development of Parkersburg

The construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad line from Grafton to the Ohio River at Parkersburg was begun in Dec. 1852, being completed to Parkersburg May 1, 1857.

Variant Name(s) for Parkersburg, WV

Neals Landing, Neals Station, Newport, Parkersburgh, Stokelyville, The Point

The county seat of Wood County, Parkersburg, WV was originally chartered in 1820, and named for Alexander Parker, whose daughter, after his death, donated the land for the site of the count house and county building in Wood County. Formerly known as Newport, the town's name was changed to Parkersburg in 1810.

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Parkersburg, WV


Wood County Airport: Map of heliports and airports


Radio Stations
WPAR radio, the first radio station in Parkersbug, began broadcasting in 1935.

WADC (AM 1050, Oldies) : WVNT (AM 1230, News/Talk) : WHNK (AM 1450, Country) : WVPG (FM 90.3, NPR) : WXIL (FM 95.1, Contemporary) : WGGE (FM 99.1, Country) : WHBR (FM 103.1, Alternative) :

Television (TV) Stations
WTAP-TV, the first television station in Parkersburg, went on the air in 1953.

WTAP (TV 15, NBC) : WTAP (DT 49, NBC)


Parkersburg - Wood County Public Library


Parkersburg Community College was the first comprehensive community college opened in the state, established in 1971.

Wood County Library