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Randolph County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1787
Named: For Edmund Jennings Randolph, Governor of VA, 1786-1788
County Seat: Elkins

Sources

Books

Armstrong, David. Faded Ages; A History of Lifestyles on Elliott's Ridge, On Northern Cheat Mountain and in Randolph County, West Virginia. Elkins, West Virginia, D. Armstrong, 1986.
975.485 A735.

Bosworth, Albert S. A History of Randolph County, West Virginia. Elkins, West Virginia, Dr. A. S. Bosworth, 1916.
975.485 B747.

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

Cobb, William Henry. Indian Trails, Frontier Forts, Revolutionary Soldiers and Pioneers of Randolph County, West Virginia. s. l., n. p., 1923c.
975.485 C653d Pam.

Fisher, Bessie Moore. Randolph County Towns and Communities. s. l., n. p., n. d.
917.5485 F533.

Daetwyler, Eugene. The Story of Helvetia Community (Randolph County, West Virginia). Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, West Virginia University, 1921.(On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: D3.

Griffin, Sam. West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Railway Company. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, Reprint, 1981.
917.548 W521.

Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 42 Randolph County (Elkins). Charleston, West Virginia, Works Projects Administration, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1938.
016.9754 R192.

History of Mabie Community (Randolph County), West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926.(On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M27.

Holmes, Charles J. Elkins, West Virginia, Its Past, Present and Future. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1975.
975.485 H749.

_______________. Elkins, West Virginia, Its Past and Present and Future. Elkins, West Virginia, Board of Trade, 1906.
Ma 19-2.

Kek, Anna Dale. Randolph County Profile 1976. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1976.
917.5485 R192.

Kennedy, Pendleton. The Blackwater Chronicle, a Narrative of an Expedition Into the Land of Canaan, in Randolph County, Virginia. New York, New York, Redfield, 1853.
917.5485 K36.

Maxwell, Hu. The History of Randolph County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Acme Publishing Company, 1898. Reprint, Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1961.
975.485 M465.

Preble, John W. The Sinks of Gandy Creek. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1969.
551.44 P922.

Randolph County Historical Society. The George McLean Diary, February 27, 1831-April 15, 1848. Elkins, West Virginia, Randolph County Historical Society, 1966.
B M1258.

_____________________________. Magazine of History Biography. Elkins, West Virginia, Randolph County Historical Society, 1924-
Per.

Ross, Thomas R. The Early History of the Tygart Valley Homesteads at Dailey and Valley Bend. s. l., n. p., 1984.
975.85 R826 Pam.

Rice, Donald L. The Elkins Centennial Album, 1890-1990. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1990.
975.485 R495e.

_____________. Randolph 200: A Bicentennial History of Randolph County, West Virginia. Elkins, West Virginia, Randolph County Historical Society, 1987c.
975.485 R495e.

Strother, David Hunter. Virginia Illustrated: Containing a Visit to the Virginian Canaan, and the Adventures of Porte Crayon and His Cousins. New York, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1857.
917.5485 S925.

Teter, Don. Goin' Up Gandy, A History of the Dry Fork Region of Randolph and Tucker Counties, West Virginia. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1977.

United Daughters of the Confederacy, West Virginia Division, Randolph Chapter No. 267. Confederate Soldiers Who Enlisted from Randolph County, 1861-1865. Elkins, West Virginia, United Daughters, 1920.
973.742 U58c Pam.

Wees, Knight Burns. Known Resting Places of Our Randolph County Soldiers of All Wars. Elkins, West Virginia, Clarks Letter Service, 1945c.
929.3 R192w Pam.

Newspaper Clippings

" Town Called Whitmer," WV Hillbilly, 3-14-1964.
"10 Contestants Vie Miss Randolph Co., Miss Central WV Titles," Inter-Mountain, 3-14- 1997.
"7 Locations for Elkins Post Office During 75 Year History of City," Inter-Mountain, 9-9- 1965.
"800 Photographs Capture History in Randolph 200," Inter-Mountain, 4-2-1988.
"A Valley Gets Ready to Light 200 Candles," WV Hillbilly, 6-24-1972.
"Archeological Survey Pinpoints 2 Historic Sites in Mountains," Randolph Enterprise, 1-1- 1981.
"Archives for Elkins Established by Council," Inter-Mountain, 9-23-1972.
"Beverly Will Mark 200 Years at Banquet," Inter-Mountain, 12-15-1990.
"Beverly Has Undergone Change in its 200 Years," Inter-Mountain, 5-26-1990.
"Beverly Heritage Day Planned For July 20," Inter-Mountain, 3-9-1996.
"Beverly Residents Seeking to Preserve, Restore Their Town," Inter-Mountain, 1-18-1995.
"Big Day for Little Town, Montrose...," Charleston Gazette, 5-1-1995.
"Canfield Put on the Map," Charleston Daily Mail, 3-18-1980.
"Centennial Moment," Inter-Mountain, 12-27-1989.
"City of Elkins Has 82nd Birthday...," Inter-Mountain, 1-7-1972.
"Coach, A Visit With Bill Weber," Goldenseal, Summer 2000.
"Coalton Planning 100 Year Celebration for Saturday," Inter-Mountain, 6-21-1995.
"Coke Ovens Designated Landmark," Times-WV, 8-2-1983.
"Company G, National Guard is Mustered in Saturday Evening," Inter-Mountain, 1-11- 1937.
"Cut Hill As It Was," Inter-Mountain, 8-18-1989.
"Diamond Jubilee Time in Elkins," Inter-Mountain, 9-9-1965.
"Diary of 1831 Is Reproduced by Historical Society in Area," Inter-Mountain, 4-25-1966.
"Dr. D. R. Roberts Tells History of Randolph Area," Inter-Mountain, 7-29-1965.
"Eleanor Mailloux Has Dream Dreams for Helvetia...," Inter-Mountain, 6-24-1991.
"Elkins Police Dept. Has Patched Its Wall From Around the World," Inter-Mountain, 2-17- 1997.
"Elkins Family Mansion in Nation's Capital to be Torn Down Soon," Exponent, 4-25-1937.
"Elkins Picture, 1887," WV Hillbilly, 1-24-1970.
"Elkins 100 Years Old Today," Inter-Mountain, 2-21-1990.
"Elkins Deed of 1892 Bans Liquor Sales," n. p. n. d.
"Evenwood," WV Hillbilly, 11-26-1965.
"Fete Features 150 Year Old Building," Charleston Gazette, 7-22-1973.
"Former Randolph Resident Describes Pioneer Times," Clarksburg Exponent, 1-9-1938.
"Foundation Preserving Civil War Heritage Tygarts River Valley," Inter-Mountain, 1-25- 1997.
"Friendly Pickens Folk Display Pride in Past," Charleston Gazette, 3-17-1974.
"Gaudineer Road and Fire Tower New Developments," Fairmont Times-WV, 9-19-1937.
"Grady Cassells Hutonsville's Country Inn," Charleston Gazette, 4-1-1981.
"Happy Birthday Elkins 100 Years Old," Inter-Mountain, 7-2-1990.
"Hey Mr. Beame, This Man Has been Mayor 45 Years," n. p. n. d.
"Historic Beverly Log Cabin Undergoes Restoration, Relocation," Inter-Mountain, 2-10- 1997.
"History of Town Reflected in Resident's Mill Creek Memories," Inter-Mountain, 5-11- 1995.
"History of Elklins Written by Merrill Wilson," n. p. n. d.
"Hunting Down the History of Area Sportsman Clubs," Inter-Mountain, 9-13-1997.
"Ice Hole and Oddity in Randolph," Charleston Gazette, 8-5-1979.
"If School Named for Dr. Don Roberts," Inter-Mountain, 7-17-1987.
"Joe Brown Lynched Hanged in Front of Whitmer Saloon in 1899," Inter-Mountain, 5-14- 1988.
"Katherine Elkins Hitt Memorial Nurses Home Dedication at Elkins," Exponent, 6-12-1938.
"Knights of the Golden Horseshoe," Inter-Mountain, 5-23-1988.
"Little Cabin, 200 Years Old, To Find New Life and Location," Inter-Mountain, 9-23-1995.
"Lodge Owner 91 Still Puts in Day's Work," Charleston Gazette, 11-1-1983.
"Marguerite Asper Pioneer," Clarksburg Exponent, 5-14-1939.
"Mountain Lodge Preserves Logging Heritage on Slopes," Charleston Gazette, 11-14-1990.
"Mullins' Antique Store on Davis Ave. Closing..," Inter-Mountain, 2-8-1997.
"New Helvetia Bridge One of a Kind," Inter-Mountain, 6-9-1986.
"No Electricity, Sinks of Gandy Gets Along OK," Martinsburg Evening Journal, 12-19- 1979.
"Once Upon A Time There Was Evenwood," WV Hillbilly, 10-16-1965.
"One With Nature, Coy Fitzpatrick," Goldenseal, 2000.
"Photographs and Memories," Inter-Mountain, 6-28-1990.
"Piece of History to State Exhibit, Local Historian Don Rice," Inter-Mountain, 5-27-1997.
"Pre-Civil War Pritt Cabin... Preserved, Valley Bend Cabin 147," Inter-Mountain, 10-29- 1987.
"Randolph County Hall of Fame to Add Ten New Members," Inter-Mountain, 8-11-1994.
"Randolph County's 200th Birthday Will Be Summer Long Festival," Inter-Mountain, 9-17- 1986.
"Randolph County Bicentennial Celebration Begins," Inter-Mountain, 11-29-1986.
"Randolph County's New History," WV Hillbilly, 4-28-1988.
"Randolph Enterprise Centennial Edition," Randolph Enterprise, 5-23-1974.
"Rare Objects Art at Elkins Home Going Under Hammer," Charleston Daily Mail, 12-16- 1936.
"Sen Randolph Helps Pickens Citizens Dedicate Plaques...," Randolph Enterprise, 6-22- 1972.
"Shavers Fork of Cheat River is One of Largest in Forest," Clarksburg Exponent, 1937.
"Spruce Knob High," Charleston Gazette, 7-26-1996.
"State Seek Bids...Demolition Relocation of Highway Duke's Site," Inter-Mountain, 8-9- 1988.
"Sugar Time, Pickens' Pancakes," Charleston Gazette, 3-6-1998.
"Syrup Maker is Just About Tapped Out," Charleston Gazette, 3-24-1994.
"The Night They Lynched Joe Brown," WV Hillbilly, 5-5-1973.
"The Alpine People Who Settled Alpina," WV Hillbilly, 10-7-1967.
"The Rustic Beauty of the Roads Leading to Elkins, WV," New York Times, 9-24-1967.
"Yes Linus There is A Pumpkintown, n. p. n. d.

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