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Sistersville City

Sistersville City Hall is located at 200 Diamond Street, Sistersville WV 26175; phone: 304-652-6361.

Sistersville was a small river town until the wealth of an oil boom era produced an expansion of great proportions. Prior to the early 1890s, only a few substantial buildings existed, but a boom in construction — from the jerry-built shack of the transient worker to the massive and pleasing lines of eclectic commercial and residence units in brick and frame — resulted from application of a new found well of material resources. The Sistersville of today remains much the same as the town which existed by 1910. Signs of wealth appear in the turn-of-the-century commercial and residence buildings, and, interestingly enough, some of the old frame houses on the edges of the Sistersville Historic District (located generally in the so-called Stocking addition to the original town) still stand as a tribute to the role of the "little man" in the boom.

See also: The history of the Ohio Riverside town of Sistersville is substantially recounted in the National Register nomination of the Sistersville Historic District.

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