Moundsville, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Marshall County, was chartered in 1832 and named on account of burial mounds on the Ohio River near the mouth of Grave Creek. The Grave Creek Mound and smaller mounds and earthworks were located in the city. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the West Virginia State Penitentiary was founded in Moundsville in 1866. The West Virginia Archaeological Museum stands adjacent to the Grave Creek Mound.
Lodging near Moundsville, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
The following parks and public recreation areas are located in and near Moundsville.
- Burches Run Wildlife Management Area
- Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
- Grand Vue Park (Moundsville)
- Grave Creek Mound Park (Moundsville)
- Marshall County Fairgrounds (Moundsville)
- Methodist Park (Moundsville)
- Riverside Park (Moundsville)
- Valley Fork City Park (Moundsville)
- Saint Jude Park (Glen Dale)
- Dowdell Park (Glen Dale)
Photos of Moundsville & Vicinity
Moundsville is located on highway US-250 and WV-2 approximately 12 miles south of Wheeling, West Virginia, 20 miles northwest of Cameron, West Virginia, and 25 miles northeast of New Martinsville, West Virginia.
Map of Moundsville, West Virginia
Moundsville is located in the Northern Panhandle Region in northern West Virginia.