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Parkersburg's strategic location at the confluence of the Little Kanawha and the Ohio River aided its development as an industrial center. In 1810 the Virginia legislature passed an act to found the town. Improved transportation modes and routes to the area soon followed. West Virginia's first oil wells were drilled nearby in 1860, which made Parkersburg the supply and shipping point for the 'black gold' fields.

Parkersburg is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta, West Virginia-Ohio metro area.

Ohio Valley College | Parkersburg Knights Inn | West Virginia Honey Festival |
Art Cultural Center of Fine Arts |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Parkersburg Realty |
Transportation Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport |

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05/26 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Dover OH August9-11 Our 24th Annual Festival Plate is honoring the 1962 Class A State Football Champions from Dennison Saint Mary's High School.
Mohican Traditions Festival Loudonville OH August16-17 Experience "hometown" Loudonville by attending the always-popular Arts & Crafts Show!