WOOD COUNTY, WV
Wood County is a county in the U.S. State of West Virginia, located in the northern part of the state along the Ohio River. Extending from the banks of the Ohio River down the Interstate 77 mountainside corridor, Wood County is a blend of rugged country beauty and metropolitan activities.
The county population is approximately 84,203 (2018) making it the fifth most populous county. The county is located in the Mid-Ohio Valley which has an approximate population of 199,451 (2013) and includes 8 counties. The area offers a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities including boating & hunting and fishing, softball and baseball leagues, museums, vaudeville theater, a ballet company and the satellite home for the West Virginia Symphony.
Shoppers will enjoy Grand Central Avenue, anchored by the Grand Central Mall. The mall features more than 100 stores and neighbors a variety of local and chain restaurants.
The county seat of Parkersburg, WV (the fourth largest city in West Virginia ranks closely with third place Morgantown, WV) has a population of approximately 29,675 (2018) and is approximately 85 miles norther of the West Virginia State capital of Charleston. Parkersburg’s downtown district includes a variety of family owned restaurants ranging from casual to gourmet. Downtown Parkersburg is also the home of several great events including Taste of Parkersburg, Downtown Throwdown, Point Park Concerts on the River and much more!