Winners of the Marshall County Photo Contest

The Greater Moundsville Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the conclusion of the first ever Marshall County Photo Contest, which ran from November 23 to February 15.  Thank you to everyone who participated and helped spread the word.  We received some great submissions and look forward to featuring them in the future.

The contest consisted of four categories:

  • People In Action
  • Landscapes, Streetscapes and Landmarks of Marshall County
  • Historic Marshall County
  • What’s Your Story?

One winner was chosen at random from each category, and they were announced on the Greater Moundsville CVB’s Facebook page.

Congratulations to the winners!! Please contact the CVB to claim your prizes.

  • Phone: (304) 810-4435
  • Email:

We hope you enjoy the winning photos below, and be sure to find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit our new website ( so you don’t miss our next contest coming this summer!


Great Moundsville CVB Logo


People in Action:

TracyHigh HillAcres

Marshall County Fair
Marshall County Fair

Prize: One-night stay at Sleep Inn and a $25 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card

Landscapes, Streetscapes and Landmarks of Marshall County:

Andrew Croft

Star Trails Smaller
Star trails at New Vrindaban.

Prize:  Two (2) all day passes at Grand Vue Park

(Pass includes one ride on the Zip Line and unlimited use of the Pool, Miniature Golf, Disc Golf Rental, Par-3)

Historic Marshall County:

Derek Day

Subscribe to Weelunk
Charles C. Mooney Farm Smaller
“The Charles C. Mooney Farm, circa 1940. This farm sat near the confluence of Dunkard Fork and Enlow Fork of Wheeling Creek. Mooney died in 1970, with no children/grandchildren showing interest in running farm. As a result, the Wheeling Watershed Commission purchased this land so they could build the WV-3 Dam, which is now part of the Dunkard Fork Wildlife Management area. However, before demolition of the farm began, an archaeological dig was conducted, as this area once hosted an Indian village. Excavation revealed where tepee poles once stood, and the architecture was documented by the Library of Congress (those pictures are available at their website under the Jacob Crow Farm). Now, the area is nothing more than a marshy area that is seasonally under water during the spring thaw and/or heavy rains. The road no longer exists (the dam made it a dead end, so now the road stops at the Crow Farm) but it ran from Majorsville, W.Va. to Crabapple, Penn. Along the way, you would pass Crow’s Rock, site of the Crow Massacre, which is still accessible today.”

Prize:  Two (2) overnight ghost adventure tickets

What’s Your Story?:

Melanie Ann Mathews Hummel

Turtle Smaller
“On a cold fall day in the fall of 2015, my son Hunter and his dad were hunting on a farm on Glen Dale Heights. After a long and frustrating day with no luck, Hunter nearly fell over a rock on his way out of the woods… until he realized this was no rock! This turtle let him get up close and take this photo. To us, Marshall County means an opportunity to be close to nature.

Prize:  Two (2) Adventure Passes ($40 value), Fostoria Glass Making Video, & a Cockayne Farmstead Christmas Bulb

We received so many great entries that we wanted to share some honorable mentions that represent wonderful Marshall County!

Overlook at Grand Vue
Overlook at Grand Vue, By Tracy Simons


Strand Theatre
Strand Theatre, By Amy Hancyzk


Grave Creek Mound
Grave Creek Mound, By Jewell Vucelik


County Fair, Ferris Wheel Smaller
Marshall County Fair, By Amy Hanczyk