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If Hunting, Fishing, Camping, or just Relaxing is your passion, Monroe County is the place to be. As United Country Real Estate-Smithberger Realty, LLC, we specialize in Hunting Properties, Farm Land, Ag Land, Residential, and Commercial.

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Welcome to Woodsfield, the seat of Monroe County, flourished during the turn of the century oil and gas boom. We are served by State Highways 26,SR 800 and 78, about 45 miles southwest of Wheeling, WV, within a few hours' drive of Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville and Pittsburgh.

Monroe County was named the "Switzerland of Ohio" for the beautiful rugged hills that reminded early German and Swiss settlers of their European homeland. It was established in 1813, and named for James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States.


Coal was found in Monroe County and is an important economic resource, but is found too far underground to economically surface mine. Primary metal is the second major industry in Monroe County. Woodsfield was named after Archibald Woods who helped plat the town in 1812.

Held the 4th week in August, the county fair features 5 days of exhibits, midway rides and games, tractor and truck pulls, demolation derby, monster trucks, Kart racing, and harness racing, 4H livestock shows all week with Thursday holding the livestock sales.

Other activities in the County are Kart Racing at Bear Trax, Autumn Festival in October with Truck & tractor pulls and derby. Beallsville's Rally for Life, Bowling and Mini Golf, and more..


Primary, middle and high schools include Woodsfield Elementary School, St. Sylvester's Central Elementary, Monroe Central High School and Swiss Hills Career Center.

Nearby colleges and universities include West Virginia University, West Liberty State College, Fairmont State College, Ohio University, Kent State University-Stark Campus and others.

Area medical centers and hospitals include the Monroe County Care Center, the Monroe County Clinic, Barnesville Hospital Association, Sisterville General Hospital, Wetzel County Hospital, Wheeling Hospital, and Ohio Valley Medical Center.


A high percentage of rural county land plus Wayne National Forest lands, make Monroe County an outdoors paradise. Deer, wild turkey and small game hunting are also quite popular. Great fishing sites can be found along Sunfish Creek, the Little Muskingum River, the Ohio River and Monroe Lake. The Monroe County Park District is made up of 9 parks with over 700 acres spread throughout the county. Recreational activities include picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming and camping.

The Wayne National Forest covers 25,000+ acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and provides camping, hiking on developed trails plus hunting, fishing and endless recreational possibilities. Kiedaish Point Park features an overlook of the Ohio River. The point was developed in 1974 as a picnic/overlook area with a commanding view of New Martinsville, WV. Hiking trails afford our visitors a unique glimpse of the rugged terrain that exists in the River Valley.

There's plenty to see and do in Monroe Country. The next time you're in the area, stop by our United Country office and tell us about yourself. We're here to help you find your freedom and fulfill your dreams!




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