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Tucker County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1856
Named: For Henry S. George Tucker (1780-1848), an eminent jurist and statesman of Virginia
County Seat: Parsons

Sources

Books

Allman, Ruth Cooper. Roots in Tucker County. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1979.
920.0754 A549.

Armentrout, Jocie Thompson. Pioneer Days to Present in Four West Virginia Counties. Harman, West Virginia, by Author, 1978.
917.54 A728.

________________________. They Came to Stay: A Book of Mountain Folklore. Harman, West Virginia, by Author, 1983.
917.54 A728b.

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

Fansler, Homer Floyd. History of Tucker County, West Virginia. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1962.
975.483 F215.

__________________. History of Tucker County, West Virginia. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1977.
975.483 F215 1977.

Hambleton Historic Preservation Magazine. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1977.
Per.

Maxwell, Hu. History of Tucker county, West Virginia, From The Earliest Explorations and Settlements to the Present Time. Kingwood, West Virginia, Preston Publishing Company, 1884.
975.483 M465.

Nutter, Trevey. Thomas, West Virginia; History, Progress and Development, 1906. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1968.
975.483 N985.

Smith, John Lawrence. Blackwater Country. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1972.
917.54 Sm6 Pam.

St. George Days Bicentennial Program, June 19-20, 1976. s. l., n. p., 1976.
975.483 S139.

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.
975.485 T347.

Thompson, George B. A History of the Lumber Business at Davis, West Virginia, 1885- 1924. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1974.
338.47674 T47lh.

Tucker County Fair and Centennial. Official Catalog and Premium List, 38th Annual Tucker County Fair and Centennial Celebration Program. Parsons, West Virginia, Tucker County Fair, 1918.
394.6 Ofl.

Newspaper Clippings

"A Sweet Town Called Hambleton," WV Hillbilly, 4-7-1988.
"Angelia Murphy is Crowned in Pageant," Inter-Mountain, 3-8-1997.
"Batten Down the Hatches...Endangered Bats," Charleston Gazette, 8-4-1996.
"Bicentennial Salute to Tyler County," WV Hillbilly, 2-28-1976; 4-10-1976.
"Bridge of Tucker County, Hendricks Swinging Bridge," Inter-Mountain, 6-24- 1995.
"Brooklyn Heights, WV Murder Was Its Trademark," Dominion Post, Panorama, 11-16- 1975.
"City of Parsons Appoints First Female Mayor," Inter-Mountain, 10-5-1994.
"Coketon, Remembering When Looked Like This Pictured," Parsons Advocate, 4-9- 1969.
"Davis, Life On Top Of The World," Inter-Mountain, 7-26-1997.
"Davis," WV Hillbilly, 1-31-1970.
"Echoes of the Past: Will They Be Heard Again?," Charleston Gazette, 9-30-1979.
"Encore Called for Opera House," Charleston Daily Mail, 4-12-1982.
"Fire Destroys Historic Wordens Hotel, Davis; Estimated Loss $75,000," Exponent, 4-5- 1978.
"Five Markers to be Placed in Tucker County," Clarksburg Exponent, 10-20-1955.
"Fresh From the SEA, Tucker County Restaurant," Charleston Gazette, 11-29-1989.
"Golden Arches Reach Rural Tucker Town," Charleston Gazette, 7-24-1995.
"Granite Stone Marks Historical Date," Inter-Mountain, 10-29-1986.
"Hendricks Landmark Falling," Inter-Mountain, 4-6-1989.
"Historical City Hall to be Renovated," Parsons Advocate, 9-18-1991.
"In and Around Canaan Valley," Times West Virginian, 8-20-1996.
"John Minear and His Forts," Dominion Post, 12-23-1973.
"Jonathan Minear Monument Established," Parsons Advocate, 10-2-1991.
"Keeping Time Ticking," Inter-Mountain, 2-8-1997.
"Land Purchase Worries Environmentalists," Charleston Gazette, 5-16-1997.
"Land of Cannan," M-News, September 1977.
"More Memories Than Customers, John DePollo's in Thomas," Charleston Gazette, 12- 27-1989.
"Newly Appointed Parsons Mayor Wants City to Progress," Inter-Mountain, 10-20- 1994.
"No Otters Left in Otter Creek or WV," Inter-Mountain, 5-10-1975.
"Over the Coals, Kingsford Charcoal," Charleston Gazette, 6-11-1996.
"Parsons," WV Hillbilly, 1-17-1970.
"Photo of Milkint Garage in Tucker County, WV," Dominion Post, 5-10-1993.
"Pictured Tucker Co. Men Taking Physical Armed Forces1942," Parsons Advocate, 4- 26-1967.
"Rebirth of a Barren Landscape," Times West Virginian, 6-30-1996.
"Recalling Printer Ken McClain," Goldenseal, Summer, 2000.
"Remembering the Great Littleton Fire," WV Hillbilly, 4-14-1984.
"Roosevelt's WPA Program is Part of Tucker's History," Inter-Mountain, 3-25- 1991.
"Say Goodnight, Johnny DePollo, Ends Era For Tucker Town," Charleston Gazette, 8- 22-1994.
"St. George, Little Children, Cattle Part of Peaceful Town," Charleston Gazette, 6-16- 1975.
"St. George Residents Take Action Save 100 Year Old Building," Inter-Mountain, 8-30- 1985.
"Storekeeper at Black Diamond Junction," Clarksburg Exponent, 4-24-1983.
"Stride long, A Familiar Face," Parsons Advocate, 4-26-1967.
"Struggles of Pioneer Days Told by 88 Year Old Woman," Clarksburg Exponent, 9-15- 1935.
"Sutton Theater Organ's New Owner Seeks Information," Parsons Advocate, 9-24- 1975.
"The County Seat War," Charleston Gazette, 9-25-1977.
"The Pilfered Plaque," Parsons Advocate, 6-2-1960.
"Thomas No More: Black Diamond Junction...," Inter-Mountain, 6-24-1972.
"Timberline to Open in Time for Alpine Festival Visitors," Parsons Advocate, 1-30- 1974.
"Tourist Railroad, It's Still a Waiting game," Parsons Advocate, 12-20-1989.
"Treasure From the Trees, Making Maple Syrup," Times West Virginian, 3-2-1997.
"Tucker County Courthouse Receives Historical Plaque," Inter-Mountain, 9-28- 1989.
"Tucker Nurse Tops in Nation," Charleston Gazette, 4-26-1996.
"Tucker's Last Wolf Killed in January 1893," Parsons Advocate, 7-24-1969.
"Welcome to Davis," Inter-Mountain, 7-16-1994.
"Wells Inn: Sistersville Elegant Landmark," Wheeling News Register, 2-19-1995.
"Wonderful Wells Inn," WV Hillbilly, n.d.

Tucker County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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