1799 to 1899 parkersburg wv old pictures - Mackey's Antiques & Clock Repair

1799 to 1889 PARKERSBURG WV OLD PICTURES

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A Little History of Parkersburg

Parkersburg was originally named Newport when it was laid out in the late 18th century. a section of the land in the town was laid out over land granted to Alexander parker for his revolutionary war service. the title conflicts between parker and the city planners of Newport were settled in 1809 in favor of Alexander parker's heirs. the town was renamed Parkersburg in 1810. it was chartered by the Virginia general assembly in 1820. it was re-chartered as a city in 1860. the town was the terminus of the Staunton Parkersburg turnpike and the northwestern turnpike in 1857 the Baltimore and Ohio railroad built a branch line to the town. the town was important as a transportation and medical center during the American civil war it then became a transportation hub in the gas and oil boom following that war.

 

 

1795 NEWPORT RE-NAME CHANGED TO PARKERSBURG IN 1810

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1880s HORSE DRAWN TROLLEYS PARKERSBURG WV

 

 

 

 

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