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Lewis County

May 15, 2013 The first white settlement in Lewis County was made in 1770, with the bulk of settlers arriving around 1790. more »»

Lincoln County

May 15, 2013 Settlement began in Lincoln County when people began to carve out small farms in the region around 1800. more »»

Logan County

May 15, 2013 The first settlers came to Logan county around 1794. The county was created in 1824 from parts of Cabell, Giles, Kanawha and Tazwell counties and named for Logan, chief of the Mingo tribe. more »»

Marion County

May 15, 2013 The settlers came to what is now Marion County following the French and Indian War. more »»

Marshall County

May 15, 2013 The first settlement made within the Marshall County area was by John Wetzel in 1769. more »»

Mason County

May 15, 2013 Mason County was an important battle ground in the early history of West Virginia. The decisive battle of Lord Dunmore's War was fought at Point Pleasant on Oct. 10, 1774. more »»

McDowell County

May 15, 2013 ttlers entered rugged McDowell County around 1790. In 1858 the county was created from Tazewell (Virginia) County and named for James McDowell, who was governor of the state form 1843 through 1845. more »»

Mercer County

May 15, 2013 One of the southernmost counties in the state, Mercer County was first settled around 1775. The county is named after General Hugh Mercer, a hero of the Revolutionary War. more »»

Mineral County

May 15, 2013 The area that became Mineral County once belonged to Lord Fairfax, an English nobleman who inherited approximately 2,800 square miles of property in the Potomac River basin. more »»

Mingo County

May 15, 2013 Mountainous terrain and a lack of transportation made the Mingo County area unattractive to early settlers. more »»

Monongalia County

May 15, 2013 Monongalia County was the size of the state of Delaware when it formed in 1776. The county would later be divided into a total of 20 counties, including three in Pennsylvania and 17 in West Virgini. more »»

Monroe County

May 15, 2013 Located in the southern portion of the state, Monroe county features both gentle plateaus and ridges of the Alleghenies. Attracted by the fertile land, settlers first moved into the area about 1760. more »»

Morgan County

May 15, 2013 Morgan County lays in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia and is located in the Potomac River basi. more »»

Morgan County

May 15, 2013 Morgan County lays in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia and is located in the Potomac River basin. more »»

Nicholas County

May 15, 2013 Nicholas County was formed in 1818 from parts of Kanawha, Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties and is named for Wilson Nicholas, a former governor of Virginia. more »»

Ohio County

May 15, 2013 One of the smallest of West Virginia's 55 counties, Ohio County has historically been one of the most important. more »»

Pendleton County

May 15, 2013 Three large mountain ridges trisect Pendleton county, creating, at 4,860, the highest point in the state. more »»

Pleasants County

May 15, 2013 French brothers Issac and Jacob LaRue first settled in the Pleasants County area around 1790. The county was formed from Wood, Tyler and Ritchie counties in 1851. more »»

Pocahontas County

May 15, 2013 Located in the east-central part of the state, the county is very mountainous with peaks reaching 4,500 feet. A total of eight rivers have their headwaters in the county. more »»

Preston County

May 15, 2013 Preston County was formed in 1818 from Monongalia County and named in honor of James Peyton Preston, a governor of Virginia from 1816-181. more »»

 
 
 

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