Marshall County



Moundsville

Population 2010 Census: 9,318
Median Age: 45.2 years

Courthouse: Completed 1876; addition 1974
Architect: C. C. Kemble


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Formed: 1835
Named: For Chief Justice John Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court
County Seat: Moundsville
Land in Square Miles: 305.43
Population 2010 Census: 33,107
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 108.4

Primary Sources Online
Grave Creek Mound
Murder of Moundsville Town Sergeant J. P. Thatcher, 1886
Incorporation of McMechen, 1905
Supreme Court decision in Jameson vs. Board of Education, District of Union, 1914
Benwood Mine Explosion, 1924
Charles Lindbergh in Moundsville, 1927
Execution of Harry Powers, 1932
Harriet B. Jones, 1937
End of Street Car Between Moundsville and McMechen, 1941
Filming of Night of the Hunter, 1954
1960 Presidential Campaign in Marshall County
Destruction of Cameron Clay Products plant, 1964
Riot at West Virginia Penitentiary, 1973
Executions at the West Virginia Penitentiary

Marx Toy Factory, Glen Dale   (dialup)    (broadband)
Conditions at Moundsville Penitentiary, 1987   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Mr. Burley's Resolutions, 1861
Meeting at Moundsville, 1861
Traitors in Marshall County, 1861
Pole Raising at Fairview, 1861
Union Meeting in Marshall County, 1861
Celebration at Moundsville, 1861
Union Meeting in Wood Hill, Marshall County, 1861
Excitement at Moundsville, 1861
Union Meeting in Marshall, 1862
Mulligan Disorderlies, 1862
Union Meeting in Marshall County, 1862
Fourth of July in Marshall County, 1862
Marshall still Moving, 1862
The Meeting at Cameron, 1862
Rejoicing at Moundsville, 1863
New State Meeting, 1863
Meeting at Glen Easton, 1863
State Meeting in Pleasant Hill, 1863
From Marshall County, 1863
Union Meeting in Marshall County, 1863
Meeting at Cameron, 1863
Scouting Expedition to Beeler's Station, 1863
Sentiments of West Union League of Dallas, 1863
Arrests in Marshall County, 1863
Meeting in Moundsville, 1863
The Moundsville Pow-Wow, 1863
Meeting at Haneytown, 1863
Meeting in Marshall, 1863
Soldiers Dinner in Moundsville, 1864
Meeting at Cameron, 1864
Marshall County, 1864
Moundsville Meeting, 1864
Meeting in Marshall County, 1864
Recent Butternut Meeting at Moundsville, 1864
Procession at Cameron, 1864
Biography of James Burley
Marshall County Militia Roster
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1A
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 9
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 11
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 12
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 14
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 15
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 18
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 19
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 21
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 22
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 23
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 23A
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 24
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 26
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 28
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 30
Marshall County Union Militia Letters, Folder 31A

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Marshall County
West Virginia Penitentiary guard tower
Online Photo Database (Search for Marshall in location field.)

Secondary Sources Online
List of Marshall County Legislators
Limestone, Agricultural Extention Community History
Grave Creek Mound
Arch A. Moore Jr.
Harriet B. Jones
"Persecution and Acceptance: The Strange History of Discrimination Against Married Women Teachers in West Virginia," by Robert J. O'Brien (West Virginia History)
"'Thy Brother's Blood': Capital Punishment in West Virginia," by Stan Bumgardner and Christine Kreiser (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Charles Kendrick Adams Jr.
Gaylerd David Adams
Edward Leo and William Thomas Blake
Ray Edward Dowler
Roger Louis Hicks
Lester Scott
William Carl Whitlatch Jr.
Charles Henry Wilson Jr.



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History