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Grant County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1866
Named: For Ulysses S. Grant
County Seat: Petersburg

Sources

Books

Grant County Commission. Grant County Heritage, s.l.. 1992.
975.492 G761.

Idleman, D. History of Mt. Storm Community in Grant and Mineral Counties, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: I3.

Judy, Elvin Lycurgas. History of Grant and Hardy Counties, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, Charleston Printing Company, 1951.
975.492 J93.

Schoolcraft, Charles and Ruth. History of Grant District and Cairo High School. Parkersburg, West Virginia, n.d.
373.754 G761.

Newspaper Clippings

"A Glimpse From the Past, Photo of Local Tannery," Grant County Press, 11-11- 1964.
"A backward Look, First Train in Petersburg, WV," Grant County Press, 2-21-1989.
"Backward Look at Greenland Store," Grant County Press, 5-2-1989.
"Brick Factory at Petersburg," Grant County Press, 10-3-1989.
"Contents of Roswell Alt Museum Dispersed at Auction in Penn.," Inter-Mountain, 4- 18-1988.
"Coop," News Tribune, 3-15-1994.
"Hiser Gives Some County History," Grant County Press, 2-28-1973.
"Historically and Pictorially," Grant County Press, 8-2-1967.
"History of Town of Bayard," Grant County Press, 3-19-1925.
"How Our Forefathers Fought, Interesting Account Indian Days, Grant County Press, 8- 13-1925.
"Indian Massacre on Looney's Creek," Grant County Press, 4-7-1927.
"List of County Commissioners 1868-1979, 4-18-1978.
"Old Store Remains Active Part of Community Life," Grant County Press, 9-12- 1989.
"Petersburg the Community That Won't Stay Down," Sunday Gazette-Mail, 7-8- 1962.
"Petersburg Flood of May 12, 1924 Picture," Grant County Press, 9-30-1964.
"Petersburg View," n.d n.p.
"Petersburg View of Downtown," Grant County Press, 5-9-1989.
"Petersburg Photo Newhouse & Newhouse Blacksmith Shop," Grant County Press, 7- 11-1989.
"Petersburg Fifty-five Years Ago," 6-27-1967.
"Photo of First Automobile in Petersburg," Grant County Press, 9-9-1964.
"Porte Crayon for Harpers Magazine 75 Years Ago," Grant County Press, 1-6- 1927.
"Postcard, 1950's Maryland-West Virginia State Line, Germania, WV," WV Hillbilly, 7- 16-1987.
"South Petersburg About 1919," Grant County Press, 10-2-1964.
"South Branch Flood of 1885 View," Grant County Press, 6-6-1989.
"State: Dam Is In Dangerous Shape," Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 3-3-1995.
"The Good Old Days, 1897," Grant County Press, 2-13-1957.
"Thumbnail Sketch of Petersburg, WV," Grant County Historical Society, n.d.
"West Virginia Sketch Book, Vepco Power Plant at Mt Storm," Parsons Advocate, 10-6- 1966.

Grant County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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West Virginia Archives and History