Marshall County, West Virginia

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Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 35,519. Its county seat is Moundsville.[1] Its southern border is the Mason-Dixon line. Marshall County is home to the largest conical burial mound in North America, at Moundsville. [2] Marshall County was formed in 1835 from Ohio County by act of the Virginia Assembly. In 1852, on Christmas Eve, workers completed the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at Rosby's Rock in Marshall County. [3] It is home to the New Vrindaban community of Hare Krishnas, and Prabhupada's Palace of Gold.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 312 square miles (809 km²), of which 307 square miles (795 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (1.66%) is water.

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