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Barbour County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1843
Named: In honor of Philip Pendleton Barbour, distinguished jurist of Virginia
County Seat: Philippi

Sources

Books

Agricultural Extension Division. History of Talbott Community. Barbour County West Virginia. Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University, n.d.c.(On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: T3.

Barbour County Historical Society. Barbour County, West Virginia...Another Look. Dallas, Texas, Taylor Publishing Company, 1979.
975.459 B239.

Butcher, Bernard Lee. Genealogical and History of the Upper Monongahela Valley. West Virginia. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.
975.45 B983.

Carnes, Eva Margaret. Centennial History of the Philippi Covered Bridge, 1852-1952. Philippi, West Virginia, Barbour County Historical Society, 1962.
975.459 C289.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1882-1885, reprint series. 1973, 1974.
R 975.4003 C739 supp., 975.4003 H259 1973 v.4, 975.4003 H259 v.8.

Coonts, Violet Gadd. The Western Waters: Early Settlers of Eastern Barbour County, West Virginia. Denver, Colorado, Stephen P. Coontz, 1991.
975.459 C775w.

Maxwell, Hu. The History of Barbour County, West Virginia, From Its Earliest Exploration and Settlement to the Present Time.. Morgantown, West Virginia, Acme Publishing Company, 1899.
975.459 M459.

Mattaliano, Jane K. Milestones, A Pictorial History of Philippi, West Virginia. Donning Company, 1994.
975.459 M435.

Shaw, John C. History of Cove District. Philippi, West Virginia, Barbour Publishing Company, 1955.
975.459 S534

Newspaper Clippings

"A Village For Junior," Charleston Gazette, 12-6-1964.
"An Unsung Hero from Philippi," C&P Telephone, 7-1970.
"Barbour County American Legion Memorial," Barbour Democrat, 11-29-1932.
"Barbour Residents Joining Forces To Restore Landmark," Inter-Mountain, 5-10- 1977.
"Barbour County Sheriffs From 1859-1940," Philippi Republican, 2-27-1941.
"Barbour To Get New Power Plant," Mountain Statesman, 9-18-1991.
"Barbour Rejecting Landfill," Charleston Gazette, 11-7-1990.
"Barbour County Focal Point of Civil War," Beckley Post Herald, 5-29-1965.
"Barbour County Proud Of War Memorial," Clarksburg Exponent, 11-25-1923.
"Barbour County Home Of 'Guinea' Colony," Beckley Post Herald, 5-27-1965.
"Burnside Stove Forged In Philippi Finds Way To Campbell School," Inter- Mountain,7-19-1997
"Camp Laurel Hill Is Dedicated In Memory of CSA Soldiers," Inter-Mountain, 7-9- 1991.
"Carrollton Is Home To Barbour County's Other Covered Bridge," Inter-Mountain,7- 19-1997.
"Covered Bridge Centennial," Barbour County Historical Society, 8-28-1952.
"Early Days In County," Belington News, 4/1964-4/1968.
"Early Days In County," Barbour Democrat, 10-13-1966, 12-14-1967, 4-18-1968.
"Early Days In County," Belington News, 1-6-1965.
"Early Events Recalled Preparations Made Dedicate City Bldg.," Barbour Democrat, 1-7-1965.
"Fair Opens In Barbour County Friday," Inter-Mountain, 2-17-1988.
"First Captured Confederate Flag Reconditioned...," Buckhannon Record, 12-30-1959.
"Flag Captured in 1861, Philippi, To Be Exhibited, Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"From Forest To Furniture At Belington Wood Park," Dominion Post, 8-24-1997.
"Golden Rule Marks 57th Birthday," Inter-Mountain,6-21-1986.
"Gravestone Dedication Held For Early Americans," Webster Republican, 6-20- 1984.
"Historical Markers To Be Placed In Barbour," Philippi Republican,6-24-1937.
"Historical Society Makes 1942 Plans," Philippi Republican,1-8-1942.
"Historical Commission Have Erected Historical Tablets," n.p. n.d.
"History Group Will Sponser 5th Contest," Clarksburg Exponent, 1-21-1951.
"Hu Maxwell's History of Barbour County Now Back In Print," Parsons Advocate, 12- 19-1968.
"Ira L. Dadisman," Charleston Gazette,7-1-1996.
"Judge Robinson Says Historical Markers Have Untrue Infor...," Philippi Republican, 7- 1-1937.
"Landfill Controversy Divides Barbour County," Charleston Gazette, 10-28-1990.
"May Beth Snyder, Lars Byrne Barbour Street Fair Royalty," Exponent-Telegram, 7- 31-1966.
"Newspaper Published 1883 Tells Events Around Barbour Co.," Barbour Democrat, 3- 28-1968.
"Old Barbour County Family Home Goes Modern," Barbour Democrat, 2-6-1964
"Old Iron Furnace In Barbour Co.Is Relic Of Iron/ Steel Industry," Parsons Advocate, 2-7-1957.
"Old Stage Coach Stop On Outskirts Of Belington Being Razed," Belington News, 11- 25-1964.
"Old Ledger Reveals Butter At Eight Cents Pound Back In 1840-42... Exponent, 10-27- 1929.
"Our State Markers," Wheeling Intelligencer, n.d.
"Philippi Mummy Mystifies Visitors," Parkersburg News, 7-27-1997.
"Philippi Settlers Provide Perspective On Past," Inter-Mountain, 8-1-1994.
"Philippi Approved For Historic Preservation," Inter-Mountain, 11-19-1994.
"Salute To Barbour County," WV Hillbilly,7-10-1976.
"Soldiers' Memorial Unveiled Last Sunday Afternoon," Philippi Republican, 11-15- 1923.
"State's Birthday Once Gala Occasion/1913 Shawkey School," n.p. n.d.
"Sugar Creek Children's Home Foundrs Will Be Honored Sunday," Inter-Mountain,5- 21-1987.
"The Life And Times Of Rowtown," Inter-Mountain, 8-2-1997.
"Tornado Damage Heavy," Philippi Republican, 6-29-1944.
"Tour Through Yesterday Historic Barbour County WV," WV Bicentennial Commission, 1977.
"Volga, 1770 To Today Described In New Book," Fayette Tribune, 5-9-1968.
"We The People Of Chestnut Ridge," Goldenseal, Fall 1999.
"When Witches Rode Their Broomsticks In The Barbour County Hills," Exponent, 2-28- 1932.
"Wild Flowers Of Barbour County," Philippi Republican, 8-3-1939.

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