Parkersburg Apartments for Rent
Situated around the Ohio River and the Little Kanawha River, Parkersburg has long been a river town – the area was first settled in the late 1700s, when it was called Newport. Located in Wood County, West Virginia, Parkersburg still attracts new residents who appreciate the natural landscape and the wild beauty of the rivers.
Parkersburg features several parks and historic sites. Fort Boreman served as a lookout for Union Troops during the Civil War because of its vantage point on Mount Logan. Today, Fort Boreman Historical Park features a Union Civil War fortification, trenches, picnc areas, and a nature trail.
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is home to the Blennerhassett House, a reproduction of the home where Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhasset met in 1805 to supposedly plot treason against the United States and then-president Thomas Jefferson. A riverboat brings visitors to the park from Parkersburg, where they enjoy a day of hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and riding in horse-drawn carriages.
Renting in Parkersburg means access to a wide variety of attractions, shops, restaurants, and historic sites. Museums in Parkersburg include the Oil and Gas Museum, Henry Cooper Log Cabin Museum, and the Fenton Art Glass Museum.