Formed from Ohio County in 1835 and named for John Marshall, for
thirty-four years Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Count. Elizabethtown,
named as the county seat in the act creating the county was combined with Moundsville in
Formed in 1776 from the District of West Augusta (Virginia), and named
for the county's principal river, the Ohio, Indian name for "great river."
One of the first counties in Virginia organized west of the Allegheny Mountains.