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Fayette County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1831
Named: In honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.
County Seat: Fayetteville

Sources

Books

Athey. Lou. Kaymoor, A New River Community. Oak Hill, West Virginia, New River Gorge National River, 1986.
975.471 A 869.

Blackwell, Lyle M. Gauley Bridge,The Town and Its First Church. Charleston, West Virginia, Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, 1960.
975.471 B632.

Bragg, Melody. Art and History of Fayette County, 1st Edition. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Fayetteville Historic Landmark.
975.471 B813.

Cavalier, John. Panorama of Fayette County. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1985.
975.471 C376p.

___________. Smithers, West Virginia. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1978.
975.471 C376.

Clark, John F. The Lost Cannon on Cotton Hill: Captain Joel H. Abbott's Account. n.p., 1984.
973.731 C593.

Cook, Lewis A. The Town of Fayetteville; A Brief History. n.p., 1983.
975.471 C771 Pam.

Darlington, L. Neil. A Record of the Early Settlement of Lower Loup Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Fayette Tribune, 1933.
975.471 D221

_______________. Cabins of the Loop and Environs of the Southern Half of Fayette County Virginia, now West Virginia. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1988.
975.471 D221c.

Dempsey, William. Paper, Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, 1859-1883.
Ms 79-154.

Donnelly, Clarence Shirley. "Banking in Fayette County, West Virginia." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, volume 15, 1953-54.
Arc 1. 4:15.

_____________________. "Bibliography of Fayette County, West Virginia." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, volume 16, 1954-55.
Arc 1. 4:16.

______________________. "Early Settlers and Settlements in Fayette County." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, volume 10, 1948-49.
Arc 1. 4:10.

______________________. Historical Notes on Fayette County, West Virginia. Oak Hill, West Virginia, Donnelly, 1958.
975.471 D685h.

______________________. History of Oak Hill, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, Jarrett Printing Company, 1953.
975.471 D685o.

______________________. Miscellaneous Historical Notes on Fayette County, West Virginia. Oak Hill, West Virginia, Donnelly, 1956.
975.471 D685.

______________________. Notable Mine Disasters of Fayette County, West Virginia. Oak Hill, West Virginia, Donnelly, 1951.
622.8 D685 Pam.

______________________. "The Old Stone House." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, volume 32, 1970-71.
Arc 1. 4:32.

Fayette County Historical Society. Index to J.T. :Peters and H.B. Carden's History of Fayette County, 1926. Ansted, West Virginia, Fayette County Historical Society, 1981.
975.471 P482i.

Holliday, Robert Kelvin. Politics in Fayette County. Montgomery, West Virginia, Montgomery Herald, 1956.
320.97547 H739.

---------------------------. A Portrait of Fayette County. Oak Hill, West Virginia, Fayette Tribune, 1960.
975.471 H739.

Hooper, W.P. and Archer S.M. Historical and Industrial Special Edition of Fayette County. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Fayette Journal Illustrated, 1911.
Ma 19-3.

Huddleston, Mrs. Joe. A Brief History of Crooked Run Community, Fayette County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n.d. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: H8.

Humphreys, Milton Wylie. Military Operations, 1861-1863, Fayette County, West Virginia. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Charles A. Goddard, 1926.
973.73 H927 Pam.

Lawrence, W.T. History of Kanawha Falls. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Lawrence, 1990. 975.471 L424.

McKinney, Tim. Civil War Articles and Related Information in the Fayette Tribune, 1907- 1936. Charlton Heights, West Virginia, Tim McKinney, 1991.
973.7454 M158c.

____________. The Civil War in Fayette County, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1988.
973.7097 M158.

Nyden, Paul J. Thirty Oral History Transcripts About the New River Region: Fayette, Raleigh and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia, Paul J. Nyden, 1980.
R 016.9098 N993.

Payne, Dale. Tales and Trails From the Fayette Tribune. n.p., 1991.

Peters, J. History of Fayette County, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, Jarrett Printing Company, 1926.
975.471 P482.

Scott, Eugene Lewis. Thurmond, West Virginia. Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, Thomas In-Print, 1994.
975.471 S425.

Shirey, Mervin R. The Big Sewell Mountain Country, a Short History. American History Class of Nuttall High School, 1934.
975.471 S558.

Shuff, Murray. Life on the New River...Fifty years Ago. n.p., 1984.
917.547 S562.

Spence, Robert Y. Index of the Fayette Journal, 1900-1908. New River Gorge National Park, The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, n.p., 1986.
R 071.5471 S744fa.

______________. Index of the Fayette Tribune, 1908-. New River Gorge National Park, The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, n.p., 1985-.
R 071.5471 S744f.

______________. Index of the Fayette Sun, 1911-1914. New River Gorge National Park, The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, n.p., 1986.

Stickler, Mrs G. A Brief History of Sanger Community, Fayette County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Service, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2:S7.

Witschey, Walter Robert Thurmond. Two Views of Thurmond: One Hundred Years of History. Richmond, Virginia, Gatewood Company, 1978.
975.471 W826 Pam.

Newspaper Clippings

" Ex-Thurmond Residents Return to Tiny Town," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 9-17- 1995.
"A More Daring Vacation," Register Herald, 9-20-1997.
"A Slice of History Oak Hill Group Preserving Old Train Depot...," Register Herald, 6- 13-1995.
"A Hike Back in History," Gazette-Mail, 1-13-1974.
"A Visit to Sewell...One of Those New River Ghost Towns," WV Hillbilly, 9-11- 1976.
"Aide's Department Store to Close After 65 Years," Register Herald, 4-16-1996.
"Ansted Town Has Historical Past," Register Herald, 10-22-1977.
'Ansted," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Ansted," Pocahontas Times, 3-17-1927.
"Ansted Important Link in History of Western Development," Fayette Democrat, 4-9- 1940.
"Are Fayette County Historic Sites Doomed," Fayette Tribune, 1-4-1988.
"Area Now Mount Hope Traces Back Almost 200 Years," Weirton Daily Times, 9-16- 1991.
"Armstrong Mountain Wall Has Provided Centuries of Intrigue," Fayette Tribune, 8-6- 1990.
"Art of Glass, Fayetteville Couple...," Register Herald, 4-6-1997.
"Berlin Had a Wall So Did West Virginia," WV Hillbilly, 11-30-1989.
"Book of Hymns, Rev. M. Homer Cummings," Raleigh Register, 9-18-1939.
"Boomer site of 1909 Confrontation," Montgomery Herald, 6-29-1988.
"Boomer..Old Movie House Has Memories," Charleston Gazette, 8-15-1990.
"Caperton Dedicates New Fayette Jail," State Journal, 12-3-1994.
"Caperton Cuts Ribbon for Oak Hill Hospital," Register Herald, 5-11-1995.
"Capt. Thurmond :Legend Lives in Fayette County," Charleston Gazette, 10-31- 1994.
"Cavendish Murdered; Not Civil War Vet," Post Herald, 9-9-1963.
"Changes Made Sheriffs's Job Tougher as Years Rolled By," Fayette Tribune, 12-5- 1988.
"City Expanded with Industry Growing Nearby," Montgomery Herald, 9-30-1965.
"Claremont Ghost Town Looks Back to Past Hey-Day," Exponent-Telegram, 8-18- 1940.
"Coach Jim Lilly Remembered," Register Herald, 8-18-1997.
"Coal Boom Led to Wealth of Luxurious Home in Fayette County, Fayette County, 10-31- 1988.
"Coal, Hangings Ruled Sheriffs' Lives," Fayette Tribune, 11-21-1989.
"Cotton Hill, Mine Operator to Have Study Done Historic Area," Register Herald, 11- 26-1989.
"Cotton Hill Residents Continue to Oppose More Strip Mining," Fayette Tribune, 11- 23-1989.
"Cotton Hill Public Voices Opposition to Mining Permit," Montgomery Herald, 1-10- 1990.
"Counterfeit Queen Baffled State and Federal Officials in 1925," Fayette Tribune, 8-20- 1990.
"Courthouse to Celebrate 100th Birthday," Register Herald, 11-10-1995.
"Daring Escape from Indians Led to VanBibber' Rock Legend," Fayette Tribune, 10-29- 1990.
"Dawn of the 20th Century Brought a New Era to Fayette County," Fayette Tribune, 1- 15-1990.
"Dodson Ridge Mystery," State Sentinel, 11-3-1971.
"Early Days in Fayette County," Fayette Tribune, 2-19-1920.
"Early Days in Glen Ferris Really Were Happy Times," Montgomery Herald, 12-31- 1969.
"Early Scenes in Fayette County," State Sentinel, 7-29-1964.
"Early Settlers of Kanawha Falls and Falls Branch," Fayette Tribune, 11-5-1964.
"Early Days at New River Bank," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Economic Profile Fayette Has Potential Attract Industry, Tourism," Fayette Tribune, 7- 14-1975.
"Elias Lively Raised Large Family at Lively," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Elkem Will Sell Glen Ferris Inn," Charleston Gazette, 3-1-1996.
"Escape to Fayette County," Charleston Gazette, 5-8-1998.
"Falls View old Company Town Hasn't Lost Its Charm," Charleston Gazette, 5-15- 1994.
"Family Roots go Deep in Montgomery, Charleston Gazette, 4-25-1991.
"Fate Leads Mount Hope Post Office to Discovery," Register Herald, 4-12-1990.
"Fayette County National Bank FCNB County's Oldest Bank," Fayette Tribune, 3-15- 1990.
"Fayette Station Bridge to be Refurbished," Charleston Gazette, 11-15-1996.
"Fayette Sites Being Looked at for Historic Places," Register Herald, 2-21-1991.
"Fayette County's Genesis," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Fayette Landmark Destroyed Glen Jean Restaurant Burns Ground," Register Herald, 7- 17-1991.
"Fayette Train Depot to Undergo Renewal as Visitors Center," Herald Dispatch, 3-13- 1995.
"Fayette County's Longacre Lives on in Memories," WV Hillbilly, 3-26-1992.
"Fayette Park Will Fail If Air Pollution Remains," Gazette-Mail, 9-24-1961.
"Fayette County Junction," Register Herald, 9-28-1997.
"Fayette List of Soldier Dead-WWI," Fayette Tribune, 2-19-1920.
"Fayette County Has a Long and Storied Newspaper History," Fayette Tribune, 6-11- 1990.
"Fayetteville Clears First Hurdle It's History," Fayette Tribune, 10-1-1990.
"Fayetteville Was Once Vandalia: Wm. Wiseman First Mayor," Fayette Tribune, 9-26- 1963.
"Fayetteville 'dummy' Gets Rude Treatment," Register Herald, 12-29-1994.
"Fayetteville Our Little Town," Register Herald, 10-3-1985.
"Fayetteville... Prior to1885...Brass Cannon Old Court House Well," State Sentinel, 6- 19-1963.
"Fayetteville's Historical Site Highway Marker," Fayette Tribune, 3-28-1991.
"Fayetteville's First Settler Was Seth House," Fayette Tribune, 11-13-1972.
"Fayette's Dodge City," Charleston Daily Mail, 11-22-1979.
"Finishing Touches Being Put on Thurmond Plan," Fayette Tribune, 10-17-1991.
"Fire Razes Historic Fayetteville House," Charleston Gazette, 3-17-1993.
"First Settler Came to Oak Hill in 1820," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Flames Destroyed Old Fayette Landmark," Beckley Post-Herald, 2-25-1966.
"From Our Old Picture File, Fayetteville Hospital," State Sentinel, 8-11-1965.
"Future Uncertain for Images of Past," Charleston Daily Mail, 10-3-1989.
'Gauley Bridge, Old Depot Becomes New Town Hall," Charleston Daily Mail, 2-15- 1984.
"Gauley Bridge Railroad Depot Given Second Life as Town Hall, Fayette Tribune, 9-2- 1965.
"Ghost Town? Thurmond...," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 7-21-1985.
"Gladys Eary, Music, Memories and More...," Charleston Gazette, 7-5-1996.
"Glen Jean, Town Fading Memory to Some," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Glen Rogers, Visit to a Dying Town," News Register, 7-22-1965.
"Glen Ferris Inn Gets a Glamour Job," Charleston Daily Mail, 2-14-1992.
"Glen Ferris Inn a Landmark," Fayette Tribune, 6-10-1991.
"Grand Idea, Grandparents Day," Register Herald, 8-20-1996.
"Grandsons of a Fayette County Pioneer," Montgomery Herald, 12-3-1964.
"Great Fortune is Found in Old New River House," Montgomery Herald, 2-7-1957.
"Gristmills Provided Fayette County's First Important Industry," Fayette Tribune, 2-6- 1989.
"Harrison Ash Was Bigger Than Life; In More Ways Than One," Fayette Tribune, 9-24- 1990.
"Historic Homes of Fayette County," Montgomery Herald, 11-2-1988.
"Historic Features of Beards Fork," Montgomery Herald, 11-19-1965.
"Historic Tours," Register Herald, 6-9-1997.
"Historic Homes Showcases Ansted's Past," Inter-Mountain, 7-5-1994.
"Historic Company Store on Market," Charleston Gazette, 12-24-1991.
"Historic Places of Fayette County," Fayette Tribune, 1-4-1965.
"History Lesson Helps Celebrate Gauley Bridge Homecoming," Charleston Gazette, 9- 9-1995.
"History Fayetteville Teems With Men & Things Famous in State & County," Gazette, 9-3-1922.
"How come the Fayette Towns Got the Names They Did," WV Hillbilly, 1-16- 1965.
"Hunting Wild Life in West Virginia Seventy Years Ago," Logan Banner, 1927.
"In Early Part of Century Cliffs Were Used as Home," Fayette Tribune, 9-9-1965.
"International Festivities, Minden, " Charleston Gazette, 9-26-1998.
"John Redman, Gorge Full of Memories," Charleston Gazette, 2-9-1998.
"Kaymoor Lives Again," Charleston Gazette, 10-18-1996.
"Kaymoor, Tons of Tourism," Charleston Gazette, 10-14-1990.
"Kaymoor Old WV Co.Town Gets Second Lease on Life," Weirton Daily Times, 11-7- 1996.
"Laurel Creek Cabin Uncovered After Decades," Register Herald, 7-18-1999.
"Layers History Nature Brings New Life Kold Coal Mining Town," Register Herald, 11- 10-1996.
"Legend of Beards Fork," Montgomery Herald, 5-21-1964.
"Legend of Count's Cotton Hill Area," Fayette Tribune, 6-26-1966.
"Legend of McKendree Hospital Captures Imagination of Locals," Fayette Tribune, 5- 15-1990.
"Legend of Lover's Leap Inspired by Unique Beauty of Gorge," Fayette Tribune, 10-1- 1990.
"Lower Loop Creek History is Told," Fayette Tribune, 6-15-1964.
"Magical Mystery Hole Tour," Charleston Gazette, 3-1-1998.
"Maintaining the Ties That Binds Us," Charleston Gazette, 7-13-1996.
"Mckendree Hospital Was a Busy Place," Fayette Tribune, 11-5-1990.
"Meadow Bridge Takes Its Name From History," Meadow River Post, 10-19-1988.
"Meanest Town in the East," Hinton Daily News, 8-5-1975.
"Memorial to Miners," Charleston Gazette, 1-13-1996.
"Memories of Quinnimont," Charleston Gazette, 12-7-1983.
"Miner's Son New Dean at Duke University," Charleston Gazette, 11-7-1995.
"Montgomery Known by Three Names at One Time," Charleston Daily Mail, 6-4- 1937.
"Montgomery Once Seen as a Drinking Man's Heaven," Fayette Tribune, 9-10- 1990.
"Montgomery on the Move," Charleston Daily Mail, 3-1-1979.
"Montgomery Facts About," Montgomery Herald, 9-30-1965.
"Montgomery Library Finds a New Home," Charleston Gazette, 1-24-1998.
"Montgomery Family History in Valley Date to 1770's," Fayette Tribune, 9-30- 1965.
"Montgomery, Part I," Charleston Daily Mail, 7-31-1940.
"Montgomery Was Named by Coal Mines, Railroads," Charleston Gazette, 4-9- 1950.
"Morris Harvey House One-Year Anniversary History Closer Home," Register-Herald, 8-7-1994.
"Mount Hope Begins Growth," Raleigh Register, 10-20-1977.
"Mount Hope City in the Sunset," Charleston Gazette, 1-17-1971.
"Mount Hope Bypassed by Coalfield Boom," Raleigh Register, 12-16-1976.
"Mountaineer Hotel, Bit by Bit," Register Herald, 11-10-1996.
"Mrs. Angie Imboden Taylor is First Lady of Trail City," Fayette Democrat, 4-9- 1940.
"My Town of Fayetteville," WV Hillbilly, 8-24-1989.
"Mystery Hole: Sliver of Surrealism in $1-Tour," Gazette Mail, 5-15-1994.
"Mystery Still Surrounds Family's Deadly Fire," Charleston Gazette, 12-25-1995.
"National Honor, Dr. Daniel Doyle," Register Herald, 6-7-1997.
"New Tunnel Power Plant is Nearing Completion," n.p. n.d.
"New River Junction," Register Herald, 9-28-1997.
"New River Gorge Country and the Ancient Town of Glen Jean," WV Hillbilly, 10-16- 1986.
"New Year's Fire Guts Stone House," Register Herald, 1-3-1996.
"No Problems in Thurmond," Charleston Gazette, 8-19-1974.
"Oak Hill's Birthday," Fayette Tribune, 4-31-1970.
"Oak Hill, WV," Norfolk and Western Railway Magazine, 7-1961.
"Oak Hill Man Wins National Tough Truck Title, Trophy," Register Herald, 6-18- 1997.
"Old Ballard Mansion Restored New Owners, Cleon & Jane Vosler." Fayette Tribune, 9-29-1988.
"Old Stone House Offered Travelers A Have in Early 1800's," Fayette Tribune, 7-22- 1996.
"Old Fayette Station Bridge, Bringing Down the Bridge," Register Herald, 3-13- 1997.
"Old Structures... Safety Thurmond's Railroads & Heritage," Williamson Daily News, 8-3-1998.
"Old Glen Ferris Splendor Recalled...," Charleston Daily Mail, 7-5-1966.
"Old Ferry House Removed Make Room Widening, Relocating Rt. 60," Post Herald, 8- 10-1958.
"Old Fayette Town Has Youthful Vision," Charleston Gazette, 10-3-1993.
"Opening of New River Rail Line Thrust Area Into Vibrant Life," Fayette Tribune, 10- 8-1990.
"Origins of Minden Date Back to 1844 and Philip Thurmond," Fayette Tribune, 8-27- 1990.
"Photo Book to Feature History of Gauley Bridge," Charleston Gazette, 8-28-1991.
"Pictures Out of Fayette County Past," Fayette Tribune, 1-20-1975.
"Political Trends in Fayette County," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Preserving History National Railroad Historical Society, White Oak, Register Herald, 7-23-1997.
"Princess Playhouse Theater in Mount Hope," Charleston Daily Mail, 5-28-1985.
"Public Hanging in Fayetteville," State Sentinel, 8-12-1964.
"Rebirth May Be In Script For Theater," Charleston Gazette, 1-27-1993.
"Records View McKendree Patients Through Eyes of the Staff," Fayette Tribune, 10-22- 1990.
"Redstar House no. 24," Charleston Gazette, 10-30-1995.
"Remember This Scene From Early Montgomery," Montgomery Herald, 9-30- 1965.
"Reminder... Madge's Is a Relic Of Coal Camp Days," Charleston Daily Mail, 8-9- 1978.
"Renovated Miller Tavern to Serve Area Seniors," Metor East, Gazette, 7-16-1986.
"Restoration Fever Hits Fayette County With a Vengeance," 3-15-1990.
"Retired Fayette Judge W. Robert Abbott, 70, " Register Herald, 8-16-1994.
"Revitalized Glen Jean a Tradition of Hospitality Since 1839," WV Hillbilly, 7-31- 1992.
"Roadside Attraction Called the Mystery Hole Leaves Visitors Smiling," Exponent, 5- 15-1994.
"Salem Road Man Owned 1910 Model," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Scenes From Early Powellton," Fayette Tribune, 9-1-1966.
"Settlement at Ansted Site Began 200 Years Ago," Fayette Tribune, 10-17-1991.
"Slammin' Site for a Museum," Register Herald, 1-26-1998.
"Some Highlights of Fayette's Past Political History," Montgomery Herald, 11-5- 1964.
"Something Old, Something New," Register Herald, 4-26-1997.
"Sophi Anecdotes, Town's History Marked by Fires," Raleigh Register, 11-25- 1977.
"Spiritual Writings Not an Easy Read," Charleston Gazette, 9-6-1994.
"State Policeman's Wonderful Museum," WV Hillbilly, 10-4-1990.
"Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet is a Play About Mountain People," Logan Banner, 2- 23-1995.
"Story of Fayetteville's Altamont Hotel... Brazie & Descendants," Fayette Tribune, 10- 15-1990.
"Surveyor Leon Spence Honored," Register Herald, 5-26-1997.
"Swope Station Work Draws Praise," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 4-2-1995.
"T,C, Townsend Dies at Home," Charleston Gazette, 11-7-1949.
"That Lonesome Whistle," Herald Dispatch, 9-17-1995.
"The Historic Cassidy Branch," Montgomery Herald, 12-29-1964.
"The Legend of Stephen Sewell Lives on in New River Gorge," Fayette Tribune, 4-30- 1990.
"The Garden of Eden Rediscovered in Fayette County," Gazette-Mail, 11-26-1965.
"The Cave Man of New River Canyon," Montgomery Herald, 1-18-1964.
"Thurmond, WV," Magazine 3.7, n.d.
"Thurmond Could Be Another Cass Line," Times-West Virginian, 8-11-1974.
"Thurmond Nominated to National Register of Historic Places," Meadow River Post, 4- 12-1984.
"Thurmond With Population of 86, Worlds Most Active Ghost Town," Daily Mail, 11- 22-1979.
"Thurmond Depot," Montgomery Herald, 7-31-1991.
"Thurmond, The Dodge City of the East Undergoing Reconstruction," Gazette, 3-29- 1993.
"Thurmond, Fading Out," Charleston Gazette, 3-21-1996.
"Thurmond Bridge a Monument to Fayette County Coal Boom," Fayette Tribune, 12-26- 1988.
"Thurmond, Tanks for the Memories," Charleston Gazette, 6-10-1998.
"Thurmond Would Save Landmarks of History," Charleston Daily Mail, 9-1-1983.
"Thurmond to See Restoration," Charleston Gazette, 12-11-1992.
"Thurmond Bridge Monument to the Fayette Co.Coal Boom," Montgomery Herald, 12- 28-1988.
"Thurmond an Example for Hinton to Follow," Hinton News, 11-5-1991.
"Thurmond Was a Wild and Crazy Town," Register Herald, 12-3-1994.
"Town Sent its Miserable to Live on Red Ash Island," Fayette Tribune, 5-26-1988.
"Tunnel at Hawk's Nest Filled with Water and Ready to Use," Charleston Daily Mail, 7- 5-1936.
"Two Bridges Have Spanned River Link City & North Bank," Montgomery Herald, 9- 30-1965.
'Two of Fayette's Historic Sites...Warner and Halfway House," Fayette Tribune, 6-10- 1969.
"Vintage Depot Only Beginning of Restoration," Register Herald, 6-3-1995.
"Was There Actually an Ancient Wall in Fayette," WV Hillbilly, 11-7-1989.
"West Virginian Tells Thrilling Tale of Travels," Fairmont West Virginian, 9-1- 1941.
"Where They Shoot a Man Nearly Every Day," Fayette Observer, 12-18-1969.
"Whipple, Town Takes Action," Charleston Gazette, 7-15-1995.
"Whipple Community Store is Throwback," Fayette Tribune, 9-9-1991.
"Whiskey Ring Created an Uproar," Montgomery Herald, 4-6-1988.
"Who Remembers," State Sentinel, 3-25-1964.
"Whoa! Author Challenges the Unknown from Thurmond," Charleston Gazette, 8-28- 1995.
"William S. Johnson (Pistol Bill)," Times-West Virginian, 3-16-1916.
"William Humphrey Was First Pax Settler," Fayette Tribune, 9-26-1963.
"Writing Winning Essayists Get Chance to Snag Historic Home," Register Herald, 9-7- 1997.
"WV Frontier Heritage Exemplified by Thurmond," Herald Dispatch, 4-19-1974.
"Yard Office in Gauley Bridge May Get New Lease on Life," Charleston Gazette, 8-23- 1989.

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