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Taylor County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1844
Named: For Senator John Taylor (1750-1824), distinguished soldier and statesman of Virginia
County Seat: Grafton



Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion and Taylor Counties, West Virginia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rush, West & Company, 1895.
R 920.0754 B615.

Brinkman, Charles. The History of Taylor County. s. l., n. p., n. d.
975.455 B858.

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

Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 46 Taylor County (Grafton). Charleston, West Virginia, Work Projects Administration, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1939.
016.9754 T239.

A History of Taylor County, West Virginia. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1986.
975.455 T238.

Military Record, Taylor County. s. l., n. p., n. d.
940.467754 T23888 Pam.

Phelps, Geneva M. Flemington, West Virginia District History: We Were We Are. Grafton, West Virginia, Author, 1998, 1999.
975.455 P538 v. I, II.

Shingleton, George A. Grafton and Taylor County During the Civil War Days. Grafton, West Virginia, Taylor County Historical Society, 1961.
975.455 S556 Pam.

The Taylor County Fact Book. s. l. Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, 1995, 1996.
975.455 T238 Pam.

Taylor County Historical Society. A History of Taylor County West Virginia. Grafton, West Virginia, Taylor County Historical Society, 1986.
975.455 T238.

Newspaper Clippings

"$7,100 Needed for Restoration of the Old Anna Jarvis Home," Times West Virginian, 6- 5-1984.
"Andrew Church Named," Grafton Sentinel, 7-17-1939.
"Anna Jarvis House Restoration...," Charleston Gazette, 1-28-1979.
"Bicentennial Salute to Taylor County," WV Hillbilly, 5-8-1976.
"Blueville Was Building Up 70 Years Ago," Grafton Sentinel, 10-27-1968.
"Brinkman Papers Go to Group," Grafton Sentinel, 3-18-1957.
"Brinkman Tells of Early Churches Taylor County 100 Years Old," Grafton Sentinel, 4- 18-1944.
"Centennial Observed," Grafton Sentinel, 8-3-1939.
"Death of Noah Warder," Grafton Sentinel, 8-24-1939.
"Early Theatricals," Grafton Sentinel, 7-21-1939.
"General Goff Speaks," Grafton Sentinel, 8-22-1939.
"General Grant Gives Address," Grafton Sentinel, 5-11-1966.
"Grafton Native, Col. John T. McGraw, Memorialized," Webster Republican, 12-12- 1983.
"Grafton Given One Week to Buy Railroad Track," Inter-Mountain, 2-12-1988.
"Grafton's Historic Willard Hotel Bought by Group," Times West Virginian, 10-22- 1997.
"Grafton-Morgantown... Join in Road Celebration End of Rte. 119," Grafton News, 9-30- 1938.
"Group Aims to Captivate Tourists With Former Jail," Dominion Post, 6-8-1999.
"Henry O'Leary," Grafton Sentinel, 7-18-1939.
"History of Superior Carr China Dates to 1876...," n. p. n. d.
"Hospital Marks 75 Years," Dominion Post, 1-16-1990.
"I Wonder Stories," Grafton News, 1-21-1938; 1-28-1938; 2-4-1938.
"Keeping a Growing Concern, Flemington Greenhouse," Charleston Gazette, 3-27- 1995.
"Lath Mural Features Taylor County History," The Mountain Statesman, 8-13-1990.
"Martin's Address," Grafton Sentinel, 8-4-1939.
"New Building to Replace This? One of the Oldest Schools...," Grafton News, 9-2- 1938.
"Pictured Ruth Ann Musick," Grafton Sentinel, 2-9-1966.
"RR Foot Bridge Receives Support," Mountain Statesman, 10-7-1991.
"Second Memorial to World War Dead is Planned Here," Grafton Sentinel, 8-11- 1939.
"Smallness of Taylor County Hurts Farms," Dominion News, 9-23-1972.
"So New Co. Was to Be Called Taylor, After Eminent Statesman," Grafton Sentinel, 4- 20-1944.
"Taylor County's History Recalled in Side Views," Grafton Sentinel, 3-23-1966.
"Taylor Historical Group to Preserve History... on County Folk Families, Exponent, 5- 17-1985.
"Taylor Firm Sticking to Adhesives Project," Dominion Post, 7-20-1997.
"Taylor Historian Addresses Woman's Club..," Grafton Sentinel, 1-14-1965.
"Taylor County History Related to Local Group," Times West Virginian, 3-22-1964.
"Taylor County Becoming Property Tax Battlefield," Charleston Gazette, 10-7- 1979.
"The Party's Over, Private Phone Lines," Charleston Gazette, 1-29-1996.
"Town of Flemington Once Boasted a College," WV Hillbilly, 2-10-1973.
"Town of Flemington Once Boasted a College," WV Hillbilly, 2-10-1973.
"Tygart Bridge Speeds Route 50 With Safety," Clarksburg Exponent, 11-11-1938.
"Valley Falls Again Mecca of Tourist...," Times West Virginian, 8-30-1936.

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