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The northernmost tip of West Virginia, the Northern Panhandle hugs the Ohio River. Its history extends back 2,000 years to the ancient Adena people who built a conical mound more than 2,000 years ago on to the pioneer families westward hoing along the National Road; the boom that spawned extravagant Victorian homes in Wheeling and Sistersville. This blends with its mellower heritage of today's country music, resorts and parks, outdoor river adventure. The counties include: Brooke, Hancock, Mars hall, Ohio, Tyler, Wetzel.