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Parkersburg, W.Va.

Learn about the historic homes in Julia-Ann Square - the historic district of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Special Interests:
Some would say that Parkersburg is the “Savings Bond Capital of America” since every U.S. Savings Bond bought or redeemed has passed through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau of Public Debt located in this city for processing since 1957.

An historic home in Parkersburg, West VirginiaAttractions:
Take a sternwheeler ride on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, the site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest territory. Enjoy a taste of Soho at the contemporary art gallery of the Parkersburg Art Center. Learn about the intriguing history of the oil and gas industry at the nationally recognized Oil & Gas Museum.

Signature Events:

  • Scheduled for June, the Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity with international music, traditional folk dance and crafts.
  • The West Virginia State Honey Festival in August commemorates and educates the public on the importance of the honey bee and the goodness of honey.
  • Experience the best of Parkersburg as food, wine and entertainment combine for a recipe of fun at Taste of Parkersburg in September.


The third most populated city in West Virginia, Parkersburg ranked in the top 100 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” in 2008 by Forbes magazine for its low cost of living and doing business.

Major employers include Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, DuPont, Wood County Board of Education and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau of Public Debt.

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