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  1. a city in NW West Virginia, on the Ohio River.
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Historical Examples of parkersburg

  • We were at Parkersburg nearly a whole day, and "took in" the town.

    The Camp-life of the Third Regiment

    Robert T. Kerlin

  • This is in the northwestern area of the state not far from Parkersburg.

    How Justice Grew

    Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden

  • Meanwhile, the branch from Cumberland to Parkersburg, Virginia, was built.

  • Clarksburg followed in the wake of Parkersburg and soon bestirred itself in the direction of the education of Negro youth.

  • There were only half-a-dozen houses in 1800, and Parkersburg itself was not laid out until ten years later.

    Afloat on the Ohio

    Reuben Gold Thwaites