Wood County, West Virginia

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Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 87,986. Its county seat is Parkersburg[1]. Wood County is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio (part) Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wood County was formed in 1798 from the western part of Harrison County and it was named for James Wood, governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 377 square miles (976 km²), of which 367 square miles (951 km²) is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) (2.56%) is water.

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