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Monongalia County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1776
Named: For the Monongahela River
County Seat: Morgantown

Sources

Books

Atkinson, Mary Davis. Monongalia County, West Virginia, 1776-1810. s. l., n. p., 1972.
929.3 M751a.

Biographical and Portrait Encyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion and Taylor Counties, West Virginia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rush, West and Company, 1895.
R 920. 0754 B615.

Brown, E. C. A Brief History of Triune Community, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927 (On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B7.

Butcher, Bernard Lee. Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongalia Valley, West Virginia. New York, New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.
975. 45 B983.

Core, Earl Lemley. The Monongalia Story: a Bicentennial History. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1974.
975.452 C797.

________________. Bicentennial of Monongalia County, West Virginia, 1976. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1980.
975.452 C797b.

_________________. Chronicles of Core; An Intimate Study of the Life History of a Typical American Rural Community. Core, West Virginia, Earl Core, 1937.
975.452 C797c.

_________________. "Revolutionary War Courts of Claims, Monongalia County." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, 1975-76.
Arc 1. 4:37.

Flower, John E. A Study Made on One Mile of Decker's Creek, Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, n p., 1975.
975.542 F644 Pam.

Gilchrist, Joy Gregoire. Abstracts of Early Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Newspapers, 1816-1842. Coshocton, Ohio, Squires Family Researchers, n. d.
929.3 M751g.

McRae, Elijah. The History of Halleck Community, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n. d. (On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M33.

Monongalia Historical Society. The 175th Anniversary of the Formation of Monongalia County, West Virginia and Other Relative Historical Data. Morgantown, West Virginia, Monongalia Historical Society, 1954.
975.452 O58.

"Monongalia County and Morgantown." Bluefield, West Virginia, West Virginia State Magazine, June, 1950.
Per.

Monongalia County Recreation Council. West Virginia. A survey of Recreational Opportunities and Problems in Monongalia County, West Virginia, 1938. Morgantown, West Virginia, State Planning Board of West Virginia, West Virginia University, Works progress Administration of West Virginia, 1938.
790.013 M751.

Monongalia Historical Society. Sesqui-Centennial of Monongalia County, West Virginia, October 20-23, 1926. Morgantown, West Virginia, Monongalia Historical Society, 1927.
975.452 S493.

Monongalia Home Front Service Organization. Memorial: Men and Women in Service, World War II, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Monongalia County Home Front Service Organization, n.d..
940.53 M751.

Moreland, James R. Early Iron Industry in the Cheat Mountains. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, 1946-47.
Arc 1. 8.

Nesisus, Ernest Jr. and Crosby, Kerr W. Morgantown West Virginia Bicentennial Pictorial Essay. Morgantown, West Virginia, Morgantown Printing and Binding, 1987.
975.453 N459.

Owens, Ivan C. Easton-Avery Community History, 1963. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1964.
975.452 O97.

Schmoyer, Jerry H. The Historical, Cultural and Archeological Resources of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, n. p., n.d.
917.5452 S356.

Shively, Norman B. Index to Samuel T. Wiley's History of Monongalia County, West Virginia, 1883. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1976.
975.452 W676i.

Steel, Edward M. Black "Monongalians: A Judicial View of Slavery and the Negro Monongalia County, 1776-1865." Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia History, 1972-73.
Arc 1. 4:34.

Wiley, Samuel B. History of Monongalia County, West Virginia, From Its First Settlements to the Present Time; With Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches. Kingwood, West Virginia, Preston Printing Company, 1883.
975.452 W676.

Williams, Mary K. Monongalia County, West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1176-1906. Morgantown, West Virginia, Morgantown Printing and Binding Company, 1986.

Newspaper Clippings

"A Capsule History of Scotts Run," Dominion Post, 5-19-1997.
"A Legend of Cheat River," Preston County Journal, 12-28-1939.
"About West Virginia, Commencement Hall," n. p. n. d.
"Airport Veteran Responds With a Resounding No to Status Quo," Dominion Post, 9-12-1997.
"An Atlas of Monongalia County 1886," Monongalia Historical Society, 1977.
"Area Families Have Interest in Saga John Jones/Sister Polly," Parkersburg News, 11-22-1984.
"Automobile Altered Life in County," Dominion Post, Panorama, 1-24-1982.
"Baldwin's Blockhouse Once at Blacksville," Dominion Post, 9-9-1973.
"Beehive Coke Ovens Near Morgantown Historic Landmarks," Charleston Daily Mail, 8-8-1983.
"Bertha Hill Typical of Towns That Died When Mine Gave Out," Morgantown Post, 3-20-1965.
"Bicentennial Dinner Slated," Dominion Post, 9-9-1973.
"Blacksville Bootstrap," Charleston Gazette, 11-25-1973.
"Buffalo Paths and Indian Trails," Dominion Post, 6-17-1973.
"Church Opens 150th Anniversary Events," n. p. n.d.
"City Manager Suggests Area Be Served By Regional Airport," Dominion Post, 9-12-1997.
"Coal Hearted," Dominion Post, 3-29-1998.
"County Organization Has Seen Little Change," Dominion Post, 5-11-1975.
"Crouch Had Tomahawk Rights," Dominion Post, 4-29-1973.
"Deckers Creek History Had Exciting Chapters," Dominion Post, 6-23-1968.
"Deckers Creek Massacre," Dominion Post Panorama, 3-24-1968.
"Discovery Made by WVU Professor May Prove Boon to Coal Industry,"n. p. n. d.
"Documents of Rare Value to be Preserved," n. p., 12-18-1924.
"Dominion Post Album," Dominion Post, 8-21-1966.
"Dr. Core's History is Interesting, Informative," n. p. n.d.
"Famous Pisgah Memorial Day Celebration Today," Dominion News, 5-29-1965.
"First Explorers of the Man Area," Dominion Post, 2-4-1973.
"Folks Out Jakes Run Way Not Certain What to Call Creek...," Dominion Post, 8-31-1980.
"Genealogy Hounds Hike to Clay Furnace Site," Dominion Post, 5-13-1975.
"Grave Discovery," Dominion Post, 6-14-1995.
"Halleck Lies On Route of Early County Road," Dominion Post, Panorama, 9-7-1980.
"Hiking Trials in the Cooper's Rock Area," n. p. n.d.
"Historical Cannon Will Be Presented Cemetery," Fairmont Times, 10-9-1938.
"Historical Note on Monongalia," Dominion Post, 10-9-1966.
"History Once Streamed Form Former Towns Like Riverside," Dominion Post, 4-10-1999.
"Judge Payne Left $12,000 to University," Moundsville Daily Echo, 1-14-1937.
"Life Without Government, Osage," Charleston Gazette, 6-19-1995.
"Little Falls is Plenty Little," Dominion Post, 5-4-1975.
"Locks Stocks Top of the Barrel," Dominion Post, 4-4-1999.
"Miracle Run," Dominion Post, 9-1-1974.
"Monongahela Valley Association Tours," Philippi Republican, 9-8-1938.
"Monongahela River's History As Long As It Is Deep," Dominion Post, 6-12-1999.
"Monongalia Changes Boundaries," Dominion Post, 3-17-1974.
"Monongalia May Reveal Winners," Dominion Post, 1-3-1964.
"Monongalia County West Virginia Bicentennial, 1776-1976," n. p. n.d.
"Monongalia County's Coal Mining Evolution," Dominion Post, Panorama, 2-6-1983.
"Monongalia Scenes by Contemporary Artists," WV Hillbilly, 5-1-1976.
"Montana Community To Celebrate Centennial," Times-West Virginian, 8-10-1986.
"Morgantown for Many Years Was In Pennsylvania...," Charleston Gazette, 1-20-1929.
"Morgantown Before the Era of Loud Radios, Auto Horns," Dominion News, 4-3-1937.
"Morgantown Progress '75," Dominion Post, 1-30-1975.
"Need for Better Schools Started Westover," Morgantown Post, 7-16-1963.
"Neighborhood News in '92," Dominion Post, 8-18-1974.
"New History Brings to Life White Day Area," Times-West Virginian, 10-27-1997.
"New Look at Past in Old Books," Dominion Post, 6-1-1998.
"New Cheat Bridge Outfitter Offers Guided Hunting, Fishing," Charleston Daily Mail, 6-6-1995.
"Newspaper Sold, New Dominion Purchased," Charleston Daily Mail, 8-13-1928.
"No One Knew Where to Expect Them Next," Dominion Post, 2-3-1974.
"Odds on Favorite Turn Century Fairgrounds Was Harness Racing," Dominion Post, 6-19-1999.
"Oil, Gas Dominated County's Farming Areas," Dominion Post, Panorama, 10-24-1982.
"Old Gazettes Give History of 1813," Clarksburg Daily Telegram, 2-22-1926.
"Oldest Senior Citizen Chosen at Party Here, Mrs. Samuel J. Hall," Morgantown Post, 5-4-1957.
"Osage Was a Town On The Move in '58," Dominion Post, 2-11-1995.
"Osage Office Preparing to Postmark Last Letter," Dominion Post, 8-24-1994.
"Our Area On The First 4th of July," Dominion Post, 7-3-1966.
"Our Monongalia," Dominion Post, 2-1-1999.
"Package Library Proves First Aid to Rural Debaters," Clarksburg Exponent, 11-11-1925.
"Package Library Travels to all Parts of State," Clarksburg Exponent, 12-16-1923.
"Park and Museum We Shall Have," Dominion Post, 2-24-1974.
"Pedlar Run Native First at Many Things, Norman Morris Garrison," Dominion Post, 3-28-1998.
"Photograph Brings Recollection of Old Van Voorhis Town," Dominion Post, 4-3-1999.
"Pietro's Castle," Charleston Gazette, 11-29-1964.
"Pleasantville and Paw Paw," Dominion Post, 11-17-1974.
"Population Grows Life Gets Better," Dominion Post, 12-1-1974.
"Post Nears 100-Year Anniversary," Morgantown Post, 7-16-1963.
"Pressed Prism Factory in Sabraton Was One of a Kind," Dominion Post, 3-27-1999.
"Rec Area For All The Issues-Hos," Dominion Post, 7-15-1997.
"Rerouted Road Gave Birth to McDale, Dominion Post, Panorama, 4-18-1982.
"Ridgedale Grew as Roads Arrived," n. p., n. d.
"Rock Forge, Community Forged in Coke Ovens, Iron Furnaces," Dominion Post, 5-22-1999.
"Sabraton Plant, Sterling Years," Dominion Post, 6-30-1996.
"Silica Black New Product by State Man," n. p. n. d.
"Small State Town Develops School Pottery Project," Grafton News, n.d.
"Star City, Westover Have Unique Beginnings," Dominion Post, 1-23-1983.
"State University Herbarium Contains 37,000 Plant Specimens," Grafton News, 11-26-1937.
"Succession of Noted Scholars in Presidency of University...," Exponent-Telegram, 12-2-1928.
"Survey of Old Burial Grounds Show Reason for Placing Slab," Charleston Gazette, 8-9-1925.
"The Challenging Census of 1790," Dominion Post, 7-14-1974.
"The Upper Monongahela Valley, Radio Address A.C. Spurr," Fairmont Times, 4-4-1937.
"The Cooper of Coopers Rock," Dominion Post, Panorama, 1-19-1974.
"The Bloody Years of the Three Sevens," Dominion Post, 1-13-1973.
"The Raid on West's Fort," Dominion Post, 3-3-1974.
"The Upper Monongahela Valley," n. p. n. d.
"The White Day Colony," Dominion Post, 8-27-1974.
"The Band Was His Life, Robert W. Hill," Dominion Post, 10-20-1997.
"The Monongalia Story Article Index," Dominion Post, Panorama, 1-7-1973.
"The Upper Monongahela Valley," Fairmont Times, 5-9-1937.
"They Had Come to Stay," Dominion Post, 2-17-1974.
"This Week's Tour Covers Oil, Gas, Coal Region, Also Cooper's Rock," Times-WV, 9-11-1938.
"University of Earlier Day, Early Photos Show University Growth," Dominion News, 2-1-1938.
"University Gets Valuable Books of Dr. Douthat," Advertiser, 12-30-1925.
"Week's Tourists Buckwheat Area, Deep Creek Lake, Historical Spots," Times-WV, n.d.
"West Virginians Torn Over Synthetic Fuels Project," New York Times, 8-8-1980.
"West Virginian Helps Lost Plane to Safe Landing," Buckhannon Record, 2-4-1938.
"Westover-Early 1900's," Westover Weekly, 5-14-1969.
"Who Were The Original Inhabitants?," Dominion Post, 1-21-1973.

1777 roster of Captain Haymond's company of Monongalia County militia

Monongalia County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

West Virginia History CenterWest Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History