Marshall County was created from part of Ohio County on March 12, 1835. The Virginia General Assembly enacted "That all that part of the county of Ohio, lying south of a line beginning on the Ohio river at a stone to be fixed on the bank of the said river one half mile above the mouth of Bogg's run, thence a direct line to the northern boundary of the town of West Union, and thence continuing the same course to the Pennsylvania line, shall form one distinct and new county, and be called and known by the name of Marshall county." The county was named in honor of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States. Marshall County has an area of 240 square miles (https://rb.gy/jcw4nt). The Wheeling neighborhoods of Benwood and Mount Olivet lie mostly in Marshall County. Mozart partially lies in Marshall County. Sherrard lies fully in Marshall County (https://rb.gy/xng3ol).
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Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.