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County Seat: New Martinsville
The northern border is the Mason-Dixon line.
Wetzel county was formed by act of January 10, 1846, from Tyler, and
named in honor of Lewis Wetzel, the distinguished frontiersman and
Indian scout the Boone of Northwestern Virginia. The literature of the
border is filled with details of his adventures and exploits, some of
which have been interwoven into fiction, prominently in the work
entitled "Rose Forester," in which the scene is laid around Mount
Pleasant, which is plainly visible from Lancaster, the seat of justice
of Fairfield County, Ohio. New Martinsville was made the seat of
justice by the act creating the county, and was incorporated by act of
March 18, 1848. [Source: History of West Virginia; By Virgil Anson Lewis;
publ. 1887; Pg. 687]
Incorporated towns & cities
City of New Martinsville
City of Paden City (part)
Town of Pine Grove
Town of Smithfield
WETZEL COUNTY DATA
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