Pendleton County



Franklin

Population 2010 Census: 721
Median Age: 55.5 years

Courthouse: Completed 1926
Architect: Snyder Brothers

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Formed: 1788
Named: For Edmund Pendleton, distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia
County Seat: Franklin
Land in Square Miles: 696.05
Population 2010 Census: 7,695
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 11.1

Primary Sources Online
Flood of 1985
Drought of 1999

Civil War
The West--Spirit of Hardy and Pendleton, 1861
Depredations of the Enemy in Pendleton County, 1862
An Expedition to Pendleton County, 1862
Skirmishes near Franklin, 1862
A Fight Up in Pendleton, 1863
From Pendleton County, 1863
The Yankee Raid, 1863
Pendleton County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Pendleton County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Pendleton County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Pendleton County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
Pendleton County Union Militia Letters, Folder 15

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Pendleton County
Turkey pluckers, 1914
Worker cutting leather at the Hanover Shoe factory in Franklin, 1960s

Secondary Sources Online
List of Pendleton County Legislators
Lydia Kemble Graham
Fort Seybert

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Charles Frederick Armentrout
Clinton Monroe Hedrick
Bobby Jack Ruddle



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History