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Hardy County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1786
Named: For Samuel Hardy, a distinguished Virginian.
County Seat: Moorefield

Sources

Books

Cartmell, Thomas Kemp. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants. Winchester, Virginia, Eddy Press Corporation, 1909.
975.59 C327.

____________________. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants. Berryville, Virginia, Virginia Book Company, 1963.
975.59 C327

Chrisman. F.B. History of Lost River Community, Hardy County, West Viriginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C4.

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

McMaster, Richard K. The History of Hardy County, 1786-1986. Salem, West Virginia, n.p., 1986.
975.493 M167.

Moore, Alvin Edward. History of Hardy County of the Borderland. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1963.
975.493 M821.

Peck, Phillip W. Phillip W. Peck Diary, 1826-1837.
Ms 70-14.

South Branch Valley Collection, 1729-1889.
Ms 79-198.

Newspaper Clippings

"1786 Home on Weekend Tour," Inter-Mountain, 9-8-1987.
"A Backward Look: Local Towns Mentioned in 1800's Book," Grant Co. Press, 10-24- 1989.
"A Backward Look," Grant Co. Press, 3-21-1989.
"A Backward Look: Hardy Slave Records," Grant Co. Press, 1989.
"About West Virginia, Carl Beatty Allen," n.p n.d.
"Bell with a History," Grant County Press, 8-14-1930.
"Dames Enjoy Col. Harris's History Lesson," Moorefield Examiner, n.d.
"Early Industries in Hardy County," Moorefield Examiner, 10-13-1971.
"Finding Ways to Save Our Past...For The Future," Moorefield Examiner, 8-14- 1991.
"First Train in Moorefield," Moorefield Examiner, 7-3-1963.
"Fort Pleasant, Picture of Home of Isaac Vanmeter," np. n.d.
"From Our Early Files," Moorefield Examiner, 5-6-1964; 8-19-1964; 9-16-1964; 10-14- 1964.
"Hardy County DPA Worker Shows Prize Weapon Collection," n.p. n.d.
"Hardy County Heritage Weekend," Wonderful WV, 9-1972.
"Hardy Co. Bicentennial Celebration During Heritage ...Sept.27-28," Inter-Mountain, 7- 12-1986.
"Hardy County Home Tour Sept. 27-29," Clarksburg Telegram, n.d.
"Heritage Weekend-September 26-27," Moorefield Examiner, 7-22-1992.
"Heritage Weekend Events," 8-12-1992.
"Historic Buildings to Open in Hardy County," Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 9-16- 1990.
"Know Hardy County," Moorefield Examiner, 9-4-1963.
"Library on a Shoestring in Hardy Co. West Virginia," Ladies Home Journal, November, 1960.
"Lost City Tannery," Moorefield Examiner, 9-23-1992.
"Lost Creek Council & Mayor Honor Town's Oldest Home,"n.p. n.d.
"Marker Will Show Site of Hero's Residence," n.p. n.d.
"McNeill Trough Farm Sold for $160,000 at Auction," Mineral News-Tribune, 6-24- 1969.
"Moorefield Presbyterian Church," South Branch Record, 9-23-1937.
"Moorefield's Landmark Will Serve As Residence," Inter-Mountain, 6-19-1989.
"Mother of Noted Authorist Once Resided in Moorefield," Hardy County News, 9-20- 1929.
"Mrs. Margaret Pratt Allen," Moorefield Examiner, 9-29-1993.
"Oakland Hall and Valley View Golf Course," Moorefield Examiner, 7-8-1992.
"Picture of First Hardy County Courthouse, 1792-93, 1833, Antiquities Commission, 1974.
"Picture of Moorefield, 1886," Moorefield Examiner, 8-19-1992.
"Potomac Highlands Open Doors," WV Hillbilly, 9-16-1972.
"Preserve the Past," Moorefield Examiner, 3-5-1969.
"Remembering Time to Open in Hardy County," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 9-10- 1972.
"Saga of the Old Stone House," WV Hillbilly, 11-28-1964.
"Sketch of Dr. William B. Bowen House," Moorefield Examiner, 7-29-1992.
"South Branch Valley National Bank," Moorefield Examiner, 12-3-1975.
"South Branch Country Offers Great Variety of Interests," Wheeling Register, 4-10- 1932.
"The Story of Howard's Lick," n.p. n.d.
"The Doctor William B. Bowen House," Hardy Co. Historical Society, 5-28-1989.
"Very Small Talk," Charleston Daily Mail, 5-17-1956.
"Walking Tour No. 1 South Main Street Moorefield WV," Hardy Co. Historical Society, n.d.
"Wardensville Church," South Branch Record, 9-11-1937.
"West Virginia's Early American Setting, " Charleston Gazette, 8-18-1963.
"Willows and Mill Island," Moorefield Examiner, 9-23-1992.
"WV Culture & History...Drennen Tours... Moorefield," Moorefield Examiner, 9-20- 1989.

Hardy County Records on Microfilm

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