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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  • Very nice local park with view and historical markers. Well maintained, and recently improved walkways. Especially nice early morning when it is clear. Keep up the great work.  more »
  • It overlooks downtown Parkersburg and has many things to commemorate Parkersburg and the civil war, and Parkersburg’s history. It also has nice picnic and bbq area with a small playground. It has an.....  more »
  • The view of downtown is amazing at sunrise and sunset. Nice trails. Always a very clean location.
  • I really enjoyed my visit to this location, it's the first time I have been. I you like history I believe you would enjoy it as well. The overlook of Parkersburg WV is really something to see.

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