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Wheeling Medical History
Help Restore a Historic South Wheeling Church
In many ways the heart of the city, Wheeling Island is today a mere shade of its former glory: scribbled along the walkway on the Ft Henry Bridge leading to the Island are signs saying
Welcome to Drug Island.
The Island has relics of grand homes from a hundred years ago, and it has long been a center for parks and recreation; some homeowners are working to bring it back. Wheeling Island has many interesting historic places to investigate and is safe to walk (daytime) and drive around exploring. Here are a few of them.
In 1836 the island was known as Columbia City, according to p. 157 of the
Western Address Directory
Note from Jan 2011: Here are some
about the joys of living on the Island.
Google Map view of Wheeling Island
No picture exists, but an Indian mound was said to previously exist on the island according to
, p 3.
Belmont Covered Bridge
- now gone, but memories remain
Bridgeport Iron Bridge
Front Street - North
Front Street - South
Georgia St Bridge
State Fair Grounds
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