Parkersburg, city (1990 pop. 33,862), seat of Wood co., NW W.Va., at the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers; settled 1785, inc. 1820. An industrial and shipping center in a coal region, it has food and dairy processing and industries that make aluminum products, tools, packaging, and wooden products. Nearby, in the Ohio River, is historic Blennerhassett Island.
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