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Marshall County, West Virginia

US county information
NameMarshall County
StateWest Virginia
SeatMoundsville
US Area
Total Area312 sq mi (808.1 km2)
Land Area307 sq mi (795.1 km2)
Water Area5 sq mi (13 km2)
Population35519 (2000)
Density45/km2 (116.6/sq mi)
Founded1835

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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 2010, the population was 33,107. Its county seat is Moundsville. Its southern border is the Mason-Dixon line. Marshall County is home to the largest conical burial mound in North America, at Moundsville. 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. It is home to the New Vrindaban community of Hare Krishnas, and Prabhupada's Palace of Gold.


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