Wood County

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Wood County is named for James Wood, who was a Governor of Virginia.

 

Created:  December 21, 1798

County Seat: 

Parkersburg  1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – Parkersburg 

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Square / 3rd Street & Market Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:   L W Thomas of Canton, Ohio

Contractor:  Caldwell & Drake of Columbus, Indiana

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three rough stone story structure. The northwest front has a large arched entrance on the first floor with a high square stone tower rising eight stories to an open section. Each corner of the building has a square tower with steep red roof and dormer windows. The upper windows are arched. The roof is sloped. During construction W F Wood was the superintendent.

 

County Judicial Building – Parkersburg 

 

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Location:  2 Government Square / Market Street

Built:  1982 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Silling Associates, Inc. and Earl C Stephensand

Contractor:   E Stephens Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The northeast front has horizontal glass panels on each story with brown panels between the stories. Along the sides are narrow vertical windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County, Ohio and Pleasants County

E – Richie County and Wirt County

S – Jackson County 

W – Meigs County, Ohio, Athens County, Ohio and  Washington County, Ohio

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012