Wellsburg is the seat of Brooke County government. Towns included in the county are Beech Bottom, Bethany, Follansbee, Weirton, Wellsburg, and Windsor Heights.
Business With reasonable tax rates and affordable real estate, Brooke County is a desirable location for any business. The current expansion of oil and gas drilling has boosted the local economy, and promises to continue for decades.
Tourism The rolling hills of Brooke County provide a scenic backdrop to any destination you choose. The county is host to many historic sites including Bethany College - founded in 1840.
History Located in the Northern Panhandle along the Ohio River, Brooke County was created by an act of the Virginia General
Assembly on November 30, 1796 from parts of Ohio County. Upon its creation, Brooke County became the northernmost
county in the state of Virginia until the creation of Hancock County from Brooke's territory in 1848.
Located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, Brooke County offers an affordable environment to locate a business or raise a family. The county is close to Wheeling, WV; Pittsburgh, PA and Cleveland, OH. Each of these cities offers a variety of professional sports and cultural events. There are three international airports within two and one half hours drive and the local county airport can accommodate small corporate jets. All of these things make Brooke County an extremely desirable place to live and to do business.
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