Hardy County


Chartered in 1777.

Population 2010 Census: 2,544
Median Age: 40.1 years

Courthouse: Completed 1914; addition 1985; former courthouses on South Elm, completed 1793 with 1833 addition, and on South Main, completed 1860 (altered), still standing
Architect: Millburn, Heister and Co

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Formed: 1786
Named: For Samuel Hardy, a distinguished Virginian.
County Seat: Moorefield
Land in Square Miles: 582.31
Population 2010 Census: 14,025
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 24.1

Primary Sources Online
Capon District Land Conveyed to William Warden
Claypool's Rebellion
Reunion of Confederate Veterans in 1912
1960 Presidential Campaign in Hardy County
Flood of 1985

Civil War
Public Meeting, 1861
Spirit of Hardy and Pendleton, 1861
Petition from Citizens of Hardy, 1861
Skirmish in Greenland, 1861
The Yankees in Moorefield, 1862
Skirmish near Wardensville, 1862
Imboden's Expedition from Hardy County into Tucker County, 1862
Skirmish in Hardy County, 1862
Skirmish at Moorefield, 1862
Battle of Moorefield, 1863
A Successful Dash upon the Enemy, 1863
Scout in Hampshire, Hardy, Frederick, and Shenandoah Counties, 1863
Capture of Yankees in Hardy County, 1864
Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, 1864
Skirmish at Lost River Gap, 1864
Hardy County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Hardy County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Hardy County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Hardy County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10

Photographs of Schools in Hardy County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Hardy County Legislators
Lost River, Agricultural Extention Community History
The Story of Howard's Lick
Claypool's Rebellion
"Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek" by Charles Morrison (West Virginia History)
"The McNeill Rangers: A Study in Confederate Guerrilla Warfare" by Simeon Miller Bright (West Virginia History)
"The Short Unhappy Life of William Seymour Douglass," by Frederick Nolan (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Carl Milton Bean
William Miller Frye Jr.
Dallas Watson Miller
Cletus Wellington Tusing

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History