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Doddridge County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1845
Named: For Phillip Doddridge, a distinguished statesman of Western Virginian.
County Seat: West Union

Sources

Books

Comstock. Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 1973 v.2.

Corathers, Lily Smith. History of Nutter's Fork Community, Doddridge County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C58.

Doddridge County Historical Society. The History of Doddridge County, West Virginia, 1979. Dallas, Texas, Taylor Publishing Company, 1979.
975.456 D641h.

Jesse, Earl. A Biographical History of Schools and Education in Doddridge County, West Virginia. n.p., 1958.
370.9754 E12

________. The History of Methodism in Doddridge County and West Union and Related Church and State History. West Union, West Virginia, J.A.Earl, 1958.
287.6754 E12.

________. "The Life of Joseph H. Diss Debar and His Reminiscences of Doddridge County, 1883." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, v.28, 1966-67.
Arc 1. 4:28.

Randolph, Roy F. History of New Milton Community, Doddridge County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: R3.

Smith, James D. A Right Smart Back. New Windsor, James D. Smith, 1991.
B S651.

Newspaper Clippings

"County Seat of Doddridge was First Named Lewisport," Clarksburg Exponent, 4-14-1940.
"Doddridge County From Whence Came State's Great Seal," n.p. n.d.
"Doddridge County Farm Women's Achievement Day," n.p. 11-12-1947.
"Doddridge Co.Had High Hopes for Being Large Center Mining Silver," Exponent, 2-17-1929.
"Mostly About Ourselves," Herald Record, 12-13-1988.
"Preacher's Carving Gave Doddridge Hill a Name," Clarksburg Exponent, 10-20-1940.
"Reminiscences of Doddridge County," n.p. n.d.

Doddridge County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

West Virginia History CenterWest Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History