There were only half-a-dozen houses in 1800, and Parkersburg itself was not laid out until ten years later.
We were at Parkersburg nearly a whole day, and "took in" the town.
Clarksburg followed in the wake of Parkersburg and soon bestirred itself in the direction of the education of Negro youth.
This is in the northwestern area of the state not far from Parkersburg.
Parkersburg enjoys also the distinction of having established the first free school for Negroes in the South.
Meanwhile, the branch from Cumberland to Parkersburg, Virginia, was built.
On South River near Parkersburg, we got a good place to camp, and the people were very kind and neighborly.
Parkersburg is unique again, moreover, in having the first high school for Negroes in the State.
Parkersburg enjoys the distinction of having established in this State the first school for Negroes supported by private funds.
He had been in this spot for two years, he said, and sold fish to the daily Parkersburg steamer—when there were any fish.