Moundsville, West Virginia, is a city in Ohio Valley. It is the county seat of Marshall County. It was originally chartered in 1832. It is the location of Grave Creek Mound and three other Adena Indian Mounds. Moundsville is located in a very historic part of West Virginia and has a beautiful downtown and parks.
Located on WV Route 2, very close to the Ohio River.
- Grave Creek Mound, Archeology Complex, Jefferson Ave. One of the largest and most famous burial mounds built by the Adena Indians. Construction took place 250-150BC. It is measured 69 feet high and 295 feet in diameter at its base. Adjacent to the Delf Nora Museum.
- Delf Nora Museum, Jefferson Av.
- Tour Moundsville State Penitentiary, 818 Jefferson Ave., tel: 304-845-6200, . Established in 1866, location of an electric chair until banned in 1965.