The story of the Spencers in Vienna and America is a long tale of travels, wars, and monarchs far across the Atlantic, tracing back to a long line of noblemen, knights, barons, and senior royal officials under the English monarchy.
Many artifacts have been discovered in the Vienna area that were left behind by early peoples. Jerrel C. Anderson has provided the following examples from his collection, along with information about each artifact.
A year after one of the most famous duels in American history between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, a duel took place in Wood County between two prominent citizens: Stephen R. Wilson and Alexander Henderson.
The Parkersburg Country Club was built on property purchased from the wife of Dr. Joseph Spencer Jr.’s grandson, Victoria Cook Stone. In 1902, it became the first country club to be incorporated in West Virginia.
The natural beauty of Vienna is evident in the wide array of plants and trees throughout the city. Vienna is home to numerous tree species whose foliage provides a colorful canopy that can be enjoyed throughout most of the year.
The following are historical documents relating to the early settlers of the Vienna area, including trader and location maps, receipts by earlier settlers bearing their signatures, and other items of historical significance.
Discover Our Community
Learn about the City of Vienna through the kiosks at the informational pavilion then explore our community through hiking the outlined walking routes. In addition to these panels, there are many more interesting facts included in the full online guidebook.View Online Guidebook