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Lewis County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1816
Named: For Colonel Charles Lewis, famous soldier and pioneer leader, killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.
County Seat: Weston

Sources

Books

Abstract Title of the Arnold Farm, Lewis County, West Virginia, June 5, 1933.
Ms 79-62.

Adler, Bill. Yesteryears-1984. Weston, West Virginia, Hackers Creek Press, 1994.
975.461 A237.

Brochert, D. Lee. Lewis County Sesquicentennial, 1817-1967 . s.l., n.p., 1967.
975.461 B726.

Brooks, Morgan M. Pioneer Settlers of the Buckhannon Valley. Buckhannon, West Virginia, Brooks, 1934.
975.403 B873.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Stonewall Jackson Lake, West Fork River, Lewis County, West Virginia . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1983.
917.5461 C289.

Chapman, Lawrence Moore. A History of Lewis County, West Virginia and Mountaineer Spirit, 1983-1984. s.l., n.p., 1985.
975.461 C466.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.5.

Cook, Roy Bird. Collins Settlement of Old Weston. Weston, West Virginia, Weston Democrat, 1921-22.
975.461 C771c.

_____________. History of Roanoke Community, Lewis County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, West Virginia University, 1924. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C57.

_____________. Lewis County in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Charleston, West Virginia, Jarrett Printing Company, 1924.
975.461 C771.

_____________. Lewis County in the Spanish-American War. Charleston, West Virginia, Jarrett Printing Company, 1925.
973.894 C771l.

______________. Pioneer Sketches of Lewis County. Weston, West Virginia, Weston Democrat, 1916-17.
975.461 C771p.

Cummings, James F. Souvenir of Weston. Weston, West Virginia, Cummings, n.d.
975.461 S729.

Duffy Methodist Church, December 12, 1968.
Ms 79-205.

Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants. Potpourri of History First Edition. Jane Lew , West Virginia, Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants, 1996.
975.461 H118.

Lewis County Journalists and Journalism. Weston, West Virginia, Independent Press, 1936.
071.5461 L673.

Lewis Countians in World War II. Weston, West Virginia, Independent Publishing Company, 1943-46.
940.546775 L673.

Loomis, Arteas. Revival of Religion in Lewis County. Lexington, Virginia, n.p., 1824.
975.4 W52 R Pam.

McWhorter, John C. The Cabin Home of the West Virginia Pioneer, Buckhannon, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1927.
975.4 M177 Pam.

Milner Associates, John. An Architectural, Historical and Oral Historical Study of Natural Register-Eligible Properties in the Stonewall Jackson Lake Region, Lewis County, West Virginia, West Chester, Pennsylvania, John Milner Associates, 1986.
917.5461 m659.

Reed, Otis. The Building of Jonathan McCally Bennett Mansion in Weston. Weston, West Virginia, Friends of the Bennett Public library, 1997.
975.461 R325 Pam.

Smith, Edward Conrad. A History of Lewis County, West Virginia. Weston, West Virginia, Smith, 1920.
975.461 S646.

Snider, Emma Riffle. History of Roanoke, West Virginia and the Community Surrounding Areas. Orlando, West Virginia, Emma and Nettie Robinson Gregor, 1996.
975.461 S672.

Sprigg, Clark. The History of Walkersville Community, Lewis County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, West Virginia University, 1920s. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: S6.

Strader, Hartzel G. A History of Simpson Chapel and Community. s.l., n.p., 1961.
975.461 S895 Pam

Newspaper Clippings

"200 Million Stonewall Jackson Dam Dedication Randolph Speaks," Inter-Mountain, 5- 20-1988.
"A Short History of Weston," Weston Legionnaire, 12-1923.
"Anniversary Issue September 12, 1902," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"Arnold/O'Hara Home Ranks Fourth Oldest Still Standing," Weston Democrat, 11-8- 1989.
"Books in Early Days," Weston Democrat, 8-10-1923.
"Built on a Dream, House Intrigues Travelers on I-79 Lewis Co." Charleston Gazette, 2- 20-1992.
"Civil War Vets Had Memorial Day... in Lewis Co. 60 Years Ago," Exponent, 5-30- 1976.
"Daisy Martin, Former School Teacher Shares Her Talents," Inter-Mountain, 2-3- 1996.
"Eagle Saloon, Old Time Weston Photo" Weston Democrat, 2-1-1989.
"Easter Sunday 1942 in Downtown Weston Elva's Rest. Photo," Weston Democrat, 10- 14-1992.
"Empire Center of State is Also Center of Business World," Charleston Gazette, 7-2- 1996.
"Five Interesting Weston Homes on Snowflake Tour," Exponent-Telegram, 12-2- 1990.
"Foster's Tailor Shop on Main Avenue 1913 Photo," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"German Arrested on Eve of Weston Mayoral Election," Times-West Virginian, 6-3- 1997.
"Hackersville, McWhorter and Jane Lew vs Jane Lew," Clarksburg Exponent, 4-26- 1928.
"Harvest House 100-Year Old Plus Home on '92 Tour," Weston Democrat, 10-7- 1992.
"Hickory's Cane is Relic Here," Weston Independent, 3-20-1957.
"Indian Warfare in Lewis County ," Weston Democrat, 3-28-1957.
"It's History," Weston Independent, 6-14-1967; 6-8-1967.
"Jane Lew Photos," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"Landmark Store Will Close Doors," Weston Democrat, 6-26-1991.
"Lewis County Named for Early Settler," Beckley Post-Herald, 1-3-1970.
"Lewis County's Oldest Bridge to be Torn Down," n.p. 7-27-n.d.
"Lewis County Glass," Charleston Gazette, 2-20-1996.
"Lewis County and the Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike," Weston Independent, 4-23- 1926.
"Logging Their Time, Home is Where the Logs Are Weston Couple," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Main Ave., Weston As Seen 108 Years Ago," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"McWhorter Cabin to Mark 200th Birthday," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"Members of Bowling Club In old Timer Picture Identified," Weston Democrat, 10-14- 1992.
"Mir Astronaut Wears Shoes Designed by Weston Cobbler," Mineral News-Tribune, 10- 9-1996.
"Morrison Has Rare Exhibit of Fine Relics," n.p. n.d.
"Murder at West's Fork" Clarksburg Exponent, 10-13-1940.
"Names and Places in Lewis County," Weston Independent, 6-1-1967.
"Nationwide Sales Columbus Firm Marketing Louie Glass," Weston Democrat, 9-11- 1991.
"New History of Lewis County Available Again," Clarksburg Telegram, 4-25-1994.
"Old Cliffton Woolen Mill Photo," Weston Democrat, 10-18-1989.
"Outlet Malls Are Next Flatwoods Expansion," Parkersburg Sentinel, 5-2-1997.
"Presidential Campaign of 1844," Weston Democrat, 8-17-1923.
"Pressley 'Press' Sherrard, The History, by Bill Adler, Weston Democrat, 8-14- 1991.
"Ralston's Jewelry, On of Weston's Oldest Businesses," Weston Democrat, 7-29- 1992.
"Restored Annamede Looks to Second Century," Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 9-23- 1990.
"Shadybrook Softball Team Photo in the 1930's," Weston Democrat, 8-7-1991.
"Shaver Home Included on Harvest House Tour," Weston Democrat, 9-23-1992.
"Some Interesting Facts About Lewis Co. by Roy B. Cook, Weston Democrat, Feb-Dec, 1924.
"Spring in Ireland, Lewis Co. Town Celebrates Ties to St. Patrick," Dominion Post, 3- 15-1998.
"Stonewall Jackson Lake...Central WV, Randolph Tells Crowd," Inter-Mountain, 5-23- 1988.
"Story of Lewis County in World War I," Weston Democrat, January-December 1927.
"The Original Bailey House," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"The People of Vandalia Community," WV Hillbilly, 8-4 and 8-11- 1973.
"The Grain Famine of 1838," Weston Democrat, 10-5-1923.
"Two Ancient Graves, A Prehistoric Grave," Weston Democrat, 8-3-1923.
"Unique Artifacts Donated to Lewis County Agencies," Weston Democrat, 10-7- 1992.
"Vadis, Reader Supplies History of Town's Name," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Weston Steam Laundry 1915 Photo," Weston Democrat, 12-16-1992.
"Weston Man Has Bus That Hauled Lincoln," Advertiser, 4-1-1923.
"Weston's First Newspaper," Weston Democrat, 7-13-1923.
"When Main Avenue Was Paved With Brick," Weston Democrat, 7-29-1992.
"Withers Was Prominent Figure in Antebellum Weston," Exponent- Telegram, 1-5- 1992.
"WV State Guard,, 150th Infantry, Photo Taken 1942 or 1943," Weston Democrat, 11- 25-1992.
"Yesteryears by Bill Adler," Weston Democrat, series of articles, August 1991- December 1992.

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