Boaz, West Virginia

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Henderson Hall, Boaz, WV

Boaz, WV (West Virginia), a community on the Ohio River in Wood County, is the site of the Henderson Hall National Historic District. Boaz is situated in a wide flats alongside the river and was formerly the site of prehistoric villages. Several burial mounds are located on the grounds of Henderson Hall. The community was named in 1878 for its post office, the name of the which was suggested by settler William Johnson. Muskingum Island, part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, is here.

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Parks & Recreation Areas

Prehistoric Mound, Boaz, WV

The following parks and recreation areas are located within 20 miles of the community.

  • Point Park (Parkersburg)
  • Tomlinson Park (Williamstown)
  • Fort Boreman Park (Parkersburg)
  • Spencer Memorial Park (Vienna)
  • Ohio River Islands Refuge Headquarters


Boaz is located three miles southwest of Interstate 77 at Williamstown, West Virginia, four miles northwest of Vienna, West Virginia, and eight miles northwest of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Boaz is located in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region in northwestern West Virginia.