Moundsville

/mowndz"vil/, n.
a city in NW West Virginia, on the Ohio River. 12,419.

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      city, seat (1835) of Marshall county, in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, U.S. It lies along the Ohio River, just south of Wheeling. The original settlement, known in 1771 as Grave Creek for a large burial mound (now within city limits) built by the Adena (Adena culture) people, was renamed Elizabethtown in 1798. Mound City was established nearby in 1831, and the two communities were consolidated as Moundsville in 1866.

      The city is in a rich coal-mining area and has varied industries, including plastics, glassware, and abrasives manufacturing. A state penitentiary, built during the American Civil War and closed in 1995, is now a tourist attraction. Grave Creek Mound, one of the nation's largest conical earthen burial mounds (burial mound), is 69 feet (21 metres) high, 50 feet (15 metres) across the top, and 900 feet (274 metres) in circumference. Numerous relics dating from approximately 1000 BC to the 1st century AD have been recovered from two burial chambers in excavations begun in 1838. Inc. city, 1911. Pop. (1990) 10,753; (2000) 9,998.

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