Marshall County

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Marshall County is named for John Marshall, who was Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ohio County

E – Washington County, Pennsylvania and Greene County, Pennsylvania

S – Wetzel County

W – Monroe County, Ohio and Belmont County, Ohio


Created:  March 12, 1835                       Map of West Virginia highlighting Marshall County

County Seat: 

Elizabethtown  1835 – 1865

Moundsville      1865 – present


County Courthouse – Moundsville 


Location:  600 7th Street / Tomlinson Avenue

Built:  1875 – 1876

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Charles C Kemble of Wheeling

Contractor:  W W McCoy


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Moundsville. The south front of the building has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the roof behind the pediment is a small square white colored cupola. The central entrance is arched. The windows are vertical and arched. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. The building was renovated and enlarged in 1974 with a two story east wing with a roof line that is flat. The architect was A C Lenander-Crooks & George and the contractor was Engstrom & Wynn, Inc.


See:  The architect Charles C Kemble of Wheeling also designed the courthouse in Braxton County.


County Magistrates Building – Moundsville 




Location:  511 6th Street / Lafayette Avenue

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  McKinley & Associates

Contractor:  JD&E ( Jarvis, Downing & Emch )


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure.  The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Moundsville to the northwest of the courthouse. The north front has a central entrance flanked by twin white colored columns rising to a pediment below the flat roof line. A white colored horizontal band runs around the building.  The building houses the County Magistrate Court.


History:  The county was created in 1835 and Elizabethtown was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a school house located at First Street and Baker Avenue. The second courthouse was built on Seventh Street in 1836. In 1866, Elizabethtown merged with Moundsville. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1875 to 1876. The County Magistrates Building was constructed in 1998 to 1999.




County Courthouse - Moundsville 

























County Magistrarates Building – Moundsville










Photos taken 2011