Municipality FAQ

What are some family dining places that we can visit in the City of McMechen?

Dining Places can be found at:


Where is lodging in the City of McMechen?

Lodging can be found at:


What schools serve our community?

Center McMechen Elementary School was dedicated on September 30th, 1906, and is operated by Marshall County Public School System. On September 30th, 1979 a newly constructed building was dedicated on the same site and the old building was razed. Bishop Donahue High School opened in 1955. It is a small Catholic school, adhering to the Marist tradition of education and promoting development of students in achievement, moral, spiritual, physical and service aspects.

Where does the City water come from?

McMechen pumps water to customers from four wells at our city owned and operated water and sewage plant.

What is the population of McMechen?

2010 Census results show a population of 1,707 in McMechen.

What attractions are nearby?

Oglebay Park, Wheeling Park, Cabela's at the Highlands, Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack and The Moundsville Penitentiary (Tours) are all approximately a 10 minute drive. McMechen is located about 1 hour south of Pittsburgh.

Why is McMechen a great place to live and raise a family?

Growing up in a small town has so many advantages, and being able to easily travel to any of several large cities is a great added "plus" to our location. McMechen is nestled in the beautiful hills in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, along the Ohio River. There is a great public school system, along with local private and parochial schools. The local hospitals are among the best in the area. There's plenty of shopping and recreation in the valley too, and again, close to bigger cities like Pittsburgh and Columbus. We really have the best of both worlds here.