Wellsburg is the seat of Brooke County government. Towns included in the county are Beech Bottom, Bethany, Follansbee, Weirton, Wellsburg, and Windsor Heights.
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.
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.
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.