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Mineral County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1866
Named: For the mineral resources found there.
County Seat: Keyser

Sources

Books

Alaska Community Club. A History of Frankfort Community, Alaska, Mineral County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925.(On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: F71.

Crites, Margaret L. The Vandivere-Hull-Trout-Clause House. s.l., J & J Printing, 1980.
917.5494 C934 Pam.

Frankfort Sequi-Centennial Commission and Mineral County Historical Society. Sequi- Centennial of Frankfort, Mineral County, West Virginia. s.l., Commission and Historical Society, 1938.
975.494 F829.

Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 28 Mineral County (Keyser). Charleston, West Virginia, Historical Records Survey, 1941.
016.9754 M664.

Horton, Vicki Bidinger. Abstracts From the South Branch Intelligencer, June 1837-December 1839. Green Spring, West Virginia, Vicki Bidinger Horton, 1992.
929.3 H231no.

Idleman, D. W. 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.

Johnson, Abraham. Johnson Papers, 1778-1848.
Ms 79-4.

Land Sketch, Mineral County, West Virginia. s.l. n.p., 1875.
MA 1-2.

Reed, Paula S. John Stewart's Tavern/Inn, Short Gap, West Virginia. Frankfort District Historical Society, Hagerstown, Maryland, Preservation Associates, Inc., 1993.
975.494 R325 Pam.

Vaugh, Kay. Mineral County: Almost Heaven. s.l., Mineral County Development Authority, n.d.
917. 5494 M664 Pam.

Sanders, J. "Old Fort Ashby." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Archives and History, 1939-40.
Arc 1. 4:1.

Wolfe, William W. History of Keyser, West Virginia, 1737-1913. s.l., Key Print, Inc., 1974.
975.494 W855.

Wood, Lenora W. Sequi-Centennial Of Frankfort, Mineral County, West Virginia: 1781-1938. Frankfort, West Virginia, Frankfort Sequi-Centennial, 1938.
975.494 F829.

Newspaper Clippings

"200 Year Old Log House to Open Saturday," Mineral Daily News Tribune, 6-16-1995.
"Aged Keyser Citizen Tells Memories of the Past," South Branch Record, 4-8-1937.
"Anchor Gets Extension," News-Tribune, 4-20-1996.
"Anchor Glass Will Close," Daily News Tribune, 2-17-1995.
"Antioch Woolen Mill Equipment Purchased Display at Museum," Mountain Echo, 7-26-1968.
"Antique Log House Open For Business," Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 7-12-1995.
"Antique at Antioch," Charleston Gazette, 7-19-1964.
"Barricks Built Campbell Building," News-Tribune, 5-31-1990.
"Birth of a Village, Bethlehem, WV," Wheeling News Register, 7-21-1996.
"Bright Built Garage in 1894," News-Tribune, 7-25-1990.
"Burner Home to Feature Heirlooms," News-Tribune, 11-21-1994.
"Carpendale Highway Sign Picture," Daily News Tribune, 3-26-1990.
"Carpendale's Council Gets Down to Business," Daily News Tribune, n.d.
"Charles Ryan Entrepreneur of the Year," Cumberland Times News, 6-14-1997.
"Clement's Jewelers Building Built Sometime Around 1860," News-Tribune, 10-11-1989.
"Colonel Carskadon's Keyser Address...DAR," South Branch Record, 1-20-1938.
"Community Mourns Loss of Helen Tetrick," Daily News-Tribune, 8-7-1995.
"Elk Garden Gets Ready," News-Tribune, 5-26-1990.
"F & M Bank Building Now Site of Stray Cat Caf‚," News-Tribune, 11-22-1989.
"Fort Ashby," n.p. n.d.
"George's Creek Was Named for Indian," Piedmont Herald, 9-2-1927.
"Ghost of Claysville to Return," News-Tribune Echo, 10-28-1995.
"Glass Plant, Canadian Firm Buys Anchor Glass," Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 3-5-1997.
"Governor Hails Opening of Fort Ashby Park," Cumberland Times, 5-22-1998.
"Hallie Davis, Native of Piedmont Has Work On Exhibit in NY," Piedmont Herald, 11-2-1928.
"Healy Owns 2-Story Site," News-Tribune, 6-6-1990.
"Historic Shrines in Mineral County," Piedmont Herald, 1937.
"Historic Building, Rotruck's Market," News-Tribune, 9-10-1988.
"Historic Skirmish at Bloomington Bridge Described," Piedmont Herald, n.d.
"Historical Tour to Showcase Valley, Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 9-19-1995.
"Historical Tour to Visit Area Landmarks," News-Tribune, 9-8-1988.
"History of Patterson Creek," Mountain Echo, n.d.
"Howard Boggs Remembers 42 Years at Boggs Supply," News-Tribune, 4-29-1995.
"Karl Myers, State Poet Laureate Once Lived in Piedmont," Piedmont Herald, 6-10-1927.
"Katherine Church Reflects on Life Full of Memories," Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 5-6-1995.
"Keys House Was Popular," Daily News-Tribune, 1-17-1990.
"Keyser Resident Honored With Pearl Buck Award, Mineral Daily News, 7-1-1996.
"Keyser Founder's Day, 1987," News-Tribune, 9-3-1987.
"Keyser Celebration Marks Bi-Centennial Mayo Expedition...," n.p n.d.
"Keyser My Home Town," News-Tribune, 8-10-1965.
"Keyser Founder's Day, 1989," News-Tribune, 9-14-1989.
"Keyser," WV Hillbilly, 8-8-1970.
"Knights Building is Historic," News-Tribune, 6-27-1990.
"Lake To Be Formed by Savage Dam...," n.p. n.d.
"Law Buildings Houses Attorneys," News-Tribune, 5-10-1990.
"Liller Home Has Long History," News-Tribune, 5-16-1990.
"Living Legend, Keyser High Pays Tribute to Tack Clard," News-Tribune, 3-15-1994.
"Location of Paddytown," South Branch Record, n.d.
"Long-time Business Set to Close Doors," Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 2-27-1996.
"Maverick Man," Register Herald, 6-1-1997.
"Mayo Party Surveyed Headwaters Potomac 200 Years Ago," Piedmont Herald, 10-29-1936.
"McCullough's Trail," n.p. n.d.
"Men From Mineral County in the Revolutionary War," n.p. n.d.
"Mineral County Leads State in Trade Income," Charleston Gazette, 3-16-1965.
"Mineral County is Rich in Early History," Piedmont Herald, 4-2-19__.
"Mineral County Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars," News-Tribune, 8-9-1939.
"Mineral County Historic Data," n.p n.d.
"My Home Town, Keyser," Mountain Echo, 8-26-1965.
"National Bank Oldest in Keyser," News-Tribune, 4-18-1990.
"Old Forts Making Last Stand," Clarksburg Exponent, 4-30-1937.
"Paintings, Speaker on Tap for Program, Henry Louis Gates," Parkersburg Sentinel, 2-16-1995.
"Part New Creek Co. Played in Piedmont's Early History," Piedmont Herald, 11-14-1940.
"Peoples Pharmacy Has Long History," New-Tribune, 2-21-1990.
"Picture of Keyser Elementary School, 1913," News-Tribune, 2-28-1969.
"Piedmont Was Flourishing Village of 1200 Population in 1855," Piedmont Herald, 12-11-1941.
"Piedmont Was Metropolis of Mineral County in 1869," Piedmont Herald, 1-19-1933.
"Piedmont's Early Development Linked...New Creek Co.," Piedmont Herald, 1-22-1942.
"Plaque Marks Spot Where Capsule Rests," Mineral Daily News-Tribune, 5-20-1994.
"Reminiscences of Oldest Native Citizen of Piedmont," Piedmont Herald, 7-13-1928.
"Residents Remember Music Hall," Mineral Daily News, 7-3-1996.
"Rocket Boosters," Charleston Gazette, 4-7-1996.
"Short Gap's Early Days Fest Turns Back the Clock," Mineral News-Tribune, 6-24-1994.
"Special Historical Days Edition, Keyser Mineral Co., WV," Keyser Tribune, 6-21-1974.
"Spot Where Indians Killed Wendel Miller," n.p. n.d.
"The Westvaco Story, A Brief History...1888-1988," News-Tribune, 3-1-1988.
"Trades on Patrick Street," News-Tribune, 6-14-1990.
"Van Myra Gets a Facelift," News Tribune & Echo, 9-2-1995.
"Washington Surveyed Lands in Patterson's Creek Valley," n.p. n.d.
"Where Shall the Historic and Scenic Markers Be Placed in Mineral Co.," n.p. n.d.
"Woman Present at Most Births, Deaths in Town," Wheeling News Register, 9-7-1995.
"Youngest Town Getting Water System, Capendale, WV," Dominion Post, 11-25-1994.

Mineral County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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