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Tyler County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1814
Named: In honor of John Tyler, 8th Governor of Virginia and father of John Tyler, 10th President
County Seat: Middlebourne

Sources

Books

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.1.

History of Upper Ohio Valley. Madison, Wisconsin, Brant and Fuller, 1891.
975.41 H673 1891.

Tyler County Heritage and Historical Society. History of Tyler County West Virginia to 1984. Marceline, Missouri, Walsworth Publishing Company, 1984.
975.419 T981.

Wayne, Audra Rickey. The Ohio County, West Virginia Personal Property Taz Record for 1785,1786, 1790, 1791, 1795. Wheeling, West Virginia, Audra Wayne, 1981.
929.3 037w.

Upper Ohio Valley Pioneer. "The Tyler County Courthouse Controversy." Moundsville, West Virginia, Upper Ohio Valley Pioneer, September, 1946.
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Newspaper Clippings

"100 Year Old Inn That Grew From Oil Days Making Comeback," Inter-Mountain, 1- 21-1995.
"104 Year Old Depot to be Torn Down," Inter-Mountain, 7-19-1988.
"After 100 Years Sistersville Tank Works Booming," Wheeling News Register, 5-22- 1995.
"All Well That Doesn't End Well," WV Hillbilly, 1-10-1991.
"Alvy Oil Boom Days Recalled," Tyler Star News, 8-27-1970.
"Celebrating 40 Years, Osi Specialities Inc.," Wheeling News Register, 2-26-1995.
"Charles Wells Family Had Health, Wealth," Beckley Post Herald, 6-29-1965.
"County Court Reviews Sites," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"Distilling Rigs Common on the Frontiers," Beckley Post Herald, 6-30-1965.
"First Lady's Early History of Tygart Valley, Dailey and Valley Bend," WV Hillbilly, 4- 13-1989.
"Gorrell's Owned Land Where Town Founded," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"History of County Formation," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"History of Jug Reviewed in F. F. A. Radio Broadcast," Tyler Co. Journal, 5-8- 1941.
"Home Puzzles Tyler Residents," Charleston Gazette, 8-28-1995.
"Hope Revives Historic Hotel," Charleston Gazette, 1-22-1995.
"Local History," The Journal, 10-2-1968.
"Local Investors Promise Continued Operation of Inn," Tyler Star News, 1-9-1991.
"Local Newspaper Woman Started Journalistic Career in 1886," Tyler Co. Journal, 8-29- 1935.
"Man Who Operated Sawmill Factory Back of Jug Tells Memoir," Tyler Co. Journal, 5- 20-1937.
"Merchant Tailors, James A. Burgbacher, 1914," Tyler Star News, 4-3-1968.
"Mrs. Mary Smith Collection Featured," Tyler County Journal, 5-2-1957.
"New Owners of Wells Inn Have High Hopes for Hotel," State Journal, 2-1991.
"Old Documents," Tyler County Journal, 3-15-1928.
"Old Elroy Memories," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"Redistricting Magisterial Election Districts, " Star News, 1-30-1974.
"Renovation Gives Sistersville Splendid Hotel in Historic Spot," Parkersburg News, 7- 31-1995.
"Repairing of 120 Year Old Home Recalls Local History," Tyler Co. Journal, 8-15- 1940.
"Shiloh Story," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"Sistersville History Sells at Inn Auction," Charleston Gazette, 3-27-1994.
"Sistersville Theater to Reopen," Parkersburg News, 10-11-1998.
"Sistersville Tank Works... Bright Future From Colorful Past," State Journal, October 1994.
"Sistersville Residents Take a Backward Glance Forward," Wheeling News Register, 5- 18-1997.
"Sistersville Ferry, The Last of Its Kind...The End of a Era," Wetzel Chronicle, 4-24- 1991.
"Sistersville to Save Last River Ferry," Parkersburg News, 2-12-1991.
"Sistersville," WV Hillbilly, 8-28-1988.
"Sistersville's Downtown Merchants Work Together...," Wheeling Intelligencer, 2-26- 1988.
"Story of a Town Named Wick," WV Hillbilly, 10-6-1988.
"The Story of the Jug," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"The Old Brick Plant," Tyler Star News, 5-4-1967.
"The Inn Man," Parkersburg News, 1-22-1995.
"The First Petticoat Government," Charleston Gazette, 5-11-1980.
"The Saga Of William Wells, County Pioneer," Star News, 10-1-1964.
"The Old Carter Oil Company Crew Photo," Journal, 6-4-1969.
"The Wells Inn," Wheeling News Register, 1-8-1995.
"The J. T. Jones Hose Company," Journal, 4-12-1967.
"The Times and Traditions of Tyler County," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"The Jug is Famed Spot on World's Longest Creek," Clarksburg Exponent, 9-27- 1936.
"The Rubber Barons," Charleston Gazette, 11-26-1989.
"The G. A. R. in 1906," Tyler Star News, 9-23-1970.
"They Went to War in '17, Photo," Tyler Star News, 3-30-1967.
"Townhouse Gallery Sistersville Gem," Wheeling News Register, 3-19-1995.
"Tyler Native Best Known of Wesleyan College Faculty," Tyler Co. Journal, 5-16- 1940.
"Tyler Records Paint Interesting Picture of Past," Parkersburg Sentinel, 4-8-1998.
"Tyler County Known for Large Families," Beckley Post Herald, 6-28-1965.
"Tyler History, First Hanging, Sistersville History," Tyler Gazette Industrial, 11-12- 1975.
"Tyler Countains Remember Story of Hidden Treasure," Clarksburg Exponent, 3-12- 1939.
"Tyler County Woman Writes Article for National Magazine," Tyler County Journal, 8- 15-1940.
"Underwood Clan Gathered in 1925," Tyler Star News, 10-1-1964.
"Victorian Home Receives State Historical Grant," Tyler Star News, 9-27-1989.
"Visitors to Old School May Get History Lesson," Wheeling News Register, 7-28- 1995.
"Wells Inn Comes to Life Again," Parkersburg Sentinel, 1-17-1995.
"Wells Inn Getting New Look For Its Reopening," Parkersburg Sentinel, 9-1-1994.

Tyler County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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