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Brooke County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1797
Named: In honor of Robert Brooke, Governor of VA from 1794 to 1796.
County Seat: Wellsburg

Sources

Books

Boyd, Peter. History of Northern West Virginia Panhandle; Embracing Ohio, Marshall, Brooke and Hancock Counties. Topeka; Indianapolis, Historical Publishing Company, 1927.
975.4 B71b.

Brooke County, Virginia and West Virginia. n.p., 1963.

Caldwell, Nancy Lee. A History of Brooke County. Wellsburg, West Virginia, Brooke County Historical Society, 1975.
975.413 C147.

Chapman, Frank O. The Wellsburg and Washington Turnpike. Frank O. Chapman and Dorothy W. Chapman, n.p., 1975.

Dodrill, Carlin Frederick. History of Cross Creek and Harmon Creek Country: Brooke and Hancock Counties, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, n.p. 1938.
975.41 D646.

History of the Upper Ohio Valley, with Family History and Biographical Sketches. Madison, Wisconsin, Brant and Fuller, 1890.
975.41 H673.

Jacob, John Gabriel. Brooke County; Being a Record of Prominent Events Occurring in Brooke County, West Virginia from the Settlement of the County Until January 1, 1882. Wellsburg, West Virginia, Herald Office, 1882.
975.413 J15.

Newton, J. History of the Pan-handle. Wheeling, West Virginia, J. A. Caldwell, 1879.
975.41 N564.

Scott, W. Elza. An Historical Sketch of Richard "Greybeard" Wells and his Pioneer Farm and Family. Steubenville, Ohio, H.C. Cook Company, 1940.
975.413 H628 Pam.

Wheeling Area Genealogical Society. Index to History of the Pan-handle. Wheeling, West Virginia, 1979.
975.41 N564i.

Newspaper Clippings

"2 Brooke Co. Sites Considered for Historic Register," Weirton Daily Times, 8-12- 1978.
"A Mountain State Memento of the Past," Weirton Daily Times, 3-25-1969.
"And Only Four Liars in the Crowd..," Weirton Daily Times, 2-18-1969.
"Bicentennial Bash," Wheeling News Register, 5-18-1997.
"Bicentennial Salute to Brooke County," WV Hillbilly, 7-31-1976.
"Brooke County Builders," WV Hillbilly, 1-10-1976.
"Brooke County Historical Facts," Brooke News, 1971;1972.
"County Named for Robert Brooke--IV," Beckley Post-Herald, 10-11-1968.
"D'Aurora Returns to Roots to mark 25 Years as Priest," Intelligencer, 5-2-1998.
"Early Settlers in County 150 Years Ago," Follansbee Review, 5-12-1922.
"Far Brooke County Formed in 1796---I," Beckley Post-Herald, 10-8-1968.
"Glimpses of Past Readied," Intelligencer, 2-10-1997.
"Grand Lady of the Rivers," Weirton Daily Times, 5-18-1994.
"Historic Districts Bring Some Rules," Weirton Daily Times, 11-13-1994.
"History Preserved in Wellsburg," Weirton Daily Times, 10-28-1991.
"Innkeepers at Drover's Blend Past with Present," Wheeling News Register, 6-12- 1988.
"McGrew Joining OVFCA Hall of Fame," Weirton Daily Times, 2-7-1995.
"Restoration," Wheeling News Register, 9-22-1996.
"Slow Food, Cooked to Perfection," Weirton Daily Times, 2-28-1996.
"The Story of the Mound in Beech Bottom," Brooke County Genealogy, 1997.
"The Beech Bottom Fort," Brooke County Genealogy, 1997.
"Tri-State Historical Society Will Meet Tonight at West Middletown," Brooke News, 7- 19-1940.
"Wedded life Began in Wellsburg," Weirton Daily Times, 2-28-1996.
"Wellsburg Inn, the Vineyard," Wheeling News Register, 7-7-1996.
"Wellsburg History Book is Labor of Love," Wheeling News Register, 1-26-1992.
"Wellsburg Thinking Revitalization," Weirton Daily Times, 1-31-1997.
"Whitehead Main Contributor to School Changes," Weirton Daily Times, 6-4- 1997.
"Working to Keep Link to Past Alive," Weirton Daily Times, 10-7-1995.

Brooke County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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