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Fort Boreman Park, Parkersburg

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Wood County's newest park, Fort Boreman is the site of a Civil War fort on a hilltop overlooking the scenic valley formed by the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at Parkersburg. Built by Union troops to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal and the key commercial river facilities in the valley, Fort Boreman was named for West Virginia's first governor, Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman.

The fort site became a favorite overlook and picnic area in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, but by the mid-1900s it had become overgrown and forgotten. Plans to create a park were initiated in 1997, and the Fort Boreman site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
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  • This park is high up above the city of Parkersburg West Virginia. It’s not too far away from downtown and there is free parking on site. As we got out of the car there are a few pavilions with picnic....  more
    This park is high up above the city of Parkersburg West Virginia. It’s not too far away from downtown and there is free parking on site. As we got out of the car there are a few pavilions with picnic....  more »
  • Not much there because nothing happened. The fort's purpose was to defend the river from Confederate attack or capture, which never occurred. However, we did enjoy taking photos of the river and... 
    Not much there because nothing happened. The fort's purpose was to defend the river from Confederate attack or capture, which never occurred. However, we did enjoy taking photos of the river and...  more »
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  • This was a beautiful park, and great historical information. Beautiful view point for photos. Must visit, take a lunch and taken in the view.
  • Love walking through the woods on the trail. Deep breaths and taking in all in. Beautiful

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