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Wyoming County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1850
Named: For the Delaware Indian word meaning "large plains"
County Seat: Pineville

Sources

Books

Bower, Charles H. Itmann. Princeton, West Virginia, C. H. Bower, 198-?
975.445 B7864.

Bowman, Mary Keller. Guyandotte Baptist Church Records, 1967.
MS 78-36.

__________________. History of Rockcastle Baptist Church, 1858-.
MS 78-35.

__________________. Methodists of Wyoming County, West Virginia, 1800-1940.
MS 80-27.

__________________. Records of the Rockcastle Church.
MS 78-39.

__________________. Reference Book of Wyoming County History. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1965.
975.445 B787.

Feller, John W. "Jack". Memories and Photos of Mullins, West Virginia. St. Albans, West Virginia, Harless Printing Company, Inc., 1993.
975.445 F318 V 1-2.

Guyandotte River Area: Wyoming and Boone County. s. l., n. p., 1881.
Ma 49-11.

A Few Facts About Winding Gulf District: Located in Raleigh and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia, The Winding Gulf Operators Association, n. d.
331.881 W765 Pam.

Haga, Pauline. Bits and Pieces of History. Crab Orchard, West Virginia, P. Haga, 199- .
929.3 W521ha.

Legg, Mary E. From Affinity to Winding Gulf: A Pictorial Recollection of Coal Camps, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia, Central Printing Company, @1989.
975.473 L513.

Mullens Heritage. Marcline, Missouri, Walsworth Press, Inc., @1984.
975.445 M958.

Railroads in Boone, Lincoln Logan and Wyoming Counties. s. l., n. p., n. d.
Ma 28-12.

Scholz, Carl. The Story of Glen Rogers, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, C. Scholz, 1933.
917.5445 S368.

Stewart, Charles A. Something About Wyoming County, West Virginia. Mullens, West Virginia, Mullens Advocate, 1963.
917.5445 S696.

Walker, Warner. History of Oceana Community, Wyoming County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: W3.

Writers' Program, West Virginia. Oceana and the Cook Family. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Writer's Project, Federal Works Agency, 1940.
975.445 W056o.

___________________________. Pineville, Where Wyoming Trails Cross. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Writers' Project, Federal Works Agency, 1940.
975.445 W956p.

Wyoming County School Records, 1870-1880.
MS 79-212.

Newspaper Clippings

"A Good Country Rivalry, Pineville-Mullens Football Contests," Charleston Gazette, 9- 18-1997.
"Advertising Started on Historical Wyoming Book," Welch Daily News, 10-9-1965.
"Another Story of a Bell," Independent Herald, 11-25-1965.
"Appalachian Town of the Month: Pineville, WV," Mullens Advocate, 11-28-1968.
"Author of Wyoming County History Honored by D. A. R.," Welch Daily News, 12-16- 1965.
"Baileysville Town Uprooted by R. D. Bailey Dam," Raleigh Register, 9-7-1978.
"County Communities Oddly named," n. p. n. d.
"County Historian Explains Need For Published Book," Independent Herald, 7-19- 1963.
"Eyes Trained On The Past, Mullens," Charleston Gazette, 6-15-1998.
"Few Homes Many Memories Remaining in Baileysville," Independent Herald, 1-25- 1973.
"Glen Rogers," Register Herald, 7-6-1997.
"Herndon," Raleigh Register, 6-8-1978.
"Historian Mary Keller Bowman Receives Award at Oceana," Post Herald, 12-15- 1965.
"Historians List Families of John Cooke and Ralph Stewart," Mullens Advocate, 9-30- 1965.
"Historic Wyoming County Bell in Place at Pineville," Welch Daily News, 12-13- 1965.
"Historic Caboose Museum," Mullens Advocate, 11-27-1991.
"History Nearly Set in Wyoming," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 10-3-1965.
"Itmann, Town Eager to Share The History," Charleston Gazette, 10-14-1990.
"Kopperston...Coal Mining," Charleston Gazette, 4-20-1978.
"Last in Alphabet But First in Coal," Beckley Post Herald, 7-3-1970.
"Maben's History is Fascinating...," Herald Register, 6-6-1965.
"More Early Mullens History," Mullens Advocate, 9-24-1975.
"Mullens Land is Bought in 1893, Named for Early Settler," n. p., n. d.
"Mullens Open House Salted at City Hall," Mullens Advocate, 9-17-1987.
"Mullens is a Happy and Busy Place in Wyoming," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 2-16- 1969.
"Mullens of Mullins," Mullens Advocate, 6-20-1986.
"New Mining town Replacing Scene Of Old Memories," Herald Dispatch, 2-6- 1938.
"Oceana: Mountaineer Award City," Raleigh Register, 7-24-1973.
"Pictures of Itmann," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 4, 1-1990; 7-15-1990; 10-7-1990; 7-28- 1996.
"Pineville in 1908," Independent Herald, 12-3-1965.
"Plantations in the History of Wyoming County," Mullens Advocate, 7-4-1963.
"Prehistoric Enormous Stone Dams," n. p. n.d.
"Reconstructed Pioneer Farm to be Top Tourist Attraction," Mullens Advocate, 8-17- 1972.
"Repeat Request on Glen Rogers, WV," Beckley Post Herald, 1-30-1960.
"Scenes From Pineville 1908-1910," Mullens Advocate, 11-14-1963.
"Several Injured in Southern WV Plant Explosion," Inter-Mountain, 11-7-1996.
"Shoebox Queen: Wyoming Woman... Help Bosnian Families," Charleston Gazette, 10- 6-1996.
"Stone Sculpture Remains Mystery," Charleston Gazette, 4-6-1979.
"Tale of Glen Rogers, Wyoming County Parts 1-3," Beckley Post Herald, 8-24,25, 27- 1962.
"The Town That Was Once Baileysville," Independent Herald, 11-21-1974.
"Wyoming County 125 Years Ago," Independent Herald, 12-12-1974.
"Wyoming County Land With a Historic Past," Independent Herald, 7-19-1963.
"Wyoming County History Book Published," Beckley Post Herald, 12-21-1965.
"Wyoming County Historian...," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 10-1-1978.
"Wyoming County Petroglyphs," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 11-12-1990.

Wyoming County Records on Microfilm

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