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Williamstown is a small city located in Wood County in northwest West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,996. It's considered part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna WV-OH metropolitan area. The city of Williamstown is best known for being the home of the Fenton Art Glass Company. Founded in 1905 by brothers Frank L. and John W. Fenton, the Fenton Art Glass Company ranks among the worlds foremost producers of handmade art glass. Fenton is the largest manufacturer of hand made glass in the United States, and makes no two pieces of glass the same. Tours of the factory are available, which allow visitors to watch the master glassmakers at work. A museum and gift shop are also on the premises. Williamstown is situated near the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers. It is near Blennerhassett Island Park, which is located on a small island in the Ohio River. The park is accessed via sternwheeler riverboat from Point Park in Parkersburg. Other nearby attractions include North Bend Rail Trail, which stretches 72 miles through 13 tunnels, rural countryside and several historic sites. Rental bikes are available to ride the trail. Other outdoor activities in Williamstown include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, camping and much more.

Surrounding areas: Parkersburg, West Virginia (11.1 mi)

Williamstown Vacation Rentals




Williamstown Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Lafayette Hotel Inc101 Front StMarietta, OH (740) 373-5522
Days InnI-77 & Rt 31Williamstown, WV (304) 375-3730
Days Inn-williamstownRR 1 Box 39 I-77 Exit 185Williamstown, WV (304) 375-3730
Super 8 Motel Marietta46 Acme St Washington CTRMarietta, OH1.1 mi.(740) 374-8888
Best Value Inn Marietta/Parkersburg506 Pike StMarietta, OH1.3 mi.(740) 373-7373
Hampton Inn508 Pike StMarietta, OH1.3 mi.(740) 373-5353
Comfort Inn Marietta700 Pike StMarietta, OH1.5 mi.(740) 374-8190
Holiday Inn Marietta701 Pike StMarietta, OH1.5 mi.(740) 374-9660
Best Western Marietta279 Muskingum DrMarietta, OH2.6 mi.(740) 374-7211
Expressway Motor Inn6333 Emerson AveParkersburg, WV6.7 mi.(304) 485-1851
Wingate Inn Vienna/Parkersburg1502 Grand Central AveParkersburg, WV8.3 mi.(304) 295-5501
Amerihost Inn Parkersburg401 37th StParkersburg, WV8.9 mi.(304) 424-5300
Econolodge1954 E 7TH StParkersburg, WV9.8 mi.(304) 428-7500
Knights Inn3604 1/2 E 7TH StParkersburg, WV9.8 mi.(304) 420-2420
Red Roof Inn Parkersburg3714 E 7th StParkersburg, WV9.8 mi.(304) 485-1741
Travelodge3604 E 7TH StParkersburg, WV9.8 mi.(304) 424-5100
ST Marys Motel Inc216 3RD StSaint Marys, WV10.4 mi.(304) 684-2233
Executive Suites1026 Ann StParkersburg, WV10.7 mi.(304) 485-3997
Harnett House1024 Juliana StParkersburg, WV10.7 mi.(304) 483-1029
Holiday InnI-77Parkersburg, WV11.1 mi.(304) 485-6200
Parkersburg Holiday Inn225 Holiday Hills DrParkersburg, WV11.1 mi.(304) 485-6200
Blennerhassett Hotel320 Market StParkersburg, WV11.2 mi.(304) 422-3131
Microtel Inn104 Nicolette RdMineral Wells, WV15.2 mi.(304) 489-3892
Amerihost Inn Parkersburg S201 Hospitality LnMineral Wells, WV17.1 mi.(304) 489-3111
Comfort Suites Hotel167 Elizabeth PikeMineral Wells, WV17.1 mi.(304) 489-9600
Holiday Inn Express Parkersburg/Mineral Wells80 Old Nicholette RdMineral Wells, WV17.1 mi.(304) 489-4111
Liberty MotelMineral Wells, WV17.1 mi.(304) 489-9201
North Bend State Park - LodgeCario, WV19.4 mi.(304) 643-2931
North Bend State Park CabinsCairo, WV20.4 mi.(304) 643-2931
Wells Inn316 Charles StSistersville, WV26.6 mi.(304) 652-1312
Greenwood MotelPennsboro, WV26.9 mi.(304) 873-1487

Williamstown Weather & Climate

Western West Virginia ,along the Ohio River, has a climate of four very distinct seasons. Warm summer temperatures tend to be in the 80s and cold winter temperatures tend to be in the 30s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 95F, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 22F. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 21 F , and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 18 F. The annual average precipitation in this region is 40.69 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to March, with the most amounts falling during January and February.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January - - 3.17 in. -
February - - 2.72 in. -
March - - 3.39 in. -
April - - 3.34 in. -
May - - 3.93 in. -
June - - 3.63 in. -
July - - 3.88 in. -
August - - 3.20 in. -
September - - 2.98 in. -
October - - 2.51 in. -
November - - 2.67 in. -
December - - 2.59 in. -

Williamstown Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located about 3 miles south of Williamstown in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Ohio University Snyder Field (UNI) located approximately 43 miles west of Williamstown in Athens / Albany, Ohio, the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located roughly 65 miles east of Williamstown in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and finally the Yeager airport (CRW) located around 71 miles south of Williamstown in Charleston, West Virginia.

Williamstown Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH75.3 mi.
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV86.4 mi.
 
Water Parks
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH94.9 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH101.0 mi.
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA105.3 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Golf Club of West VirginiaWaverlyWV6.4 mi.
Minibel Golf CourseViennaWV7.4 mi.
Oxbow Golf & Country ClubBelpreOH11.1 mi.
South Hills Golf ClubParkersburgWV11.4 mi.
Worthington Golf ClubParkersburgWV11.4 mi.
St Marys Golf ClubSaint MarysWV13.3 mi.
Lakeside Golf CourseLake MiltonOH13.6 mi.
Lakeside Golf ClubBeverlyOH13.7 mi.
Jamaica Run Golf ClubGermantownOH14.4 mi.
Harmon Golf ClubLebanonOH16.7 mi.
Shaker Run Golf ClubLebanonOH16.7 mi.
Mingo Bottom Golf CourseElizabethWV23.7 mi.
North Bend Golf CourseHarrisvilleWV25.4 mi.
Sistersville Country ClubSistersvilleWV26.8 mi.
Potters Park Golf CourseHamiltonOH27.2 mi.
Vista Verde Golf ClubHamiltonOH27.2 mi.
 
Ski Areas
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH109.5 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD112.3 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV114.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Howes State ParkOH11.8 mi. 
North Bend State ParkWV22.0 mi. 
Muskingum River Parkway State ParkOH27.1 mi. 
Forked Run State ParkOH27.3 mi. 
Wolf Run State ParkOH27.3 mi. 
Strouds Run State ParkOH31.4 mi. 
Burr Oak State ParkOH32.3 mi. 
Blue Rock State ParkOH35.1 mi. 
 
Museums
National Museum of Cambridge GlassCambridgeOH44.2 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The WildsCumberlandOH33.1 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV60.0 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH91.1 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA105.3 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA105.3 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH116.2 mi.


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