Parkersburg

Parkersburg is a city of 33,099 people (as of 2000) in West Virginia. Founded in 1820, the city was originally named Newport, which was changed to Parkersburg in 1810. The city is situated where the Little Kanawha River meets the Ohio river; the town of Belpre lies just across the river in Ohio. Among Parkersburg's more famous residents is Morgan Spurlock, director of the 2004 film Super Size Me; the city's film connections continued with the 2006 film Bubble, which was filmed in the area and starred local residents. The area also has a long history with oil drilling, and is arguably the home of the first documented commercial use of oil in the US.

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Parkersburg is on I-77 between Charleston and Akron, Ohio. US-50 also enters the city from Athens, Ohio on the west and Clarksburg on the east, and OH-7 passes through Belpre, between the Point Pleasant area and Marietta, Ohio.

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The nearest airport is the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, route 31 off route 2 N, +1 304-464-5113, . United has nonstop service to Cleveland.

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Routes through Parkersburg

Canton Marietta  N  S  Jct W E Charleston
Chillicothe Athens  W  E  Pennsboro Clarksburg


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