Dealer license in West Virginia would soon be introduced. Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. From 2010, the population was 86,956. Its county seat is Parkersburg. Wood County is included in the Ohio Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia (part) Metropolitan Statistical. Wood County was formed in 1798 from the western part of Harrison County, and was named after James Wood, governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799. Border north and west of the County of wood is the Ohio River. The Little Kanawha flows northwest across the county to its mouth on the Ohio River in Parkersburg. Tributary of the Little Kanawha River in Wood County include Worthington Creek, Tygart Creek and Walker Creek.