Preston County



Kingwood

Named for forest of large trees in area
Population 2010 Census: 2,939
Median Age: 43.8 years

Courthouse: Completed 1934

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Formed: 1818
Named: In honor of James Patton Preston, Governor of VA, 1816-1819
County Seat: Kingwood
Land in Square Miles: 648.81
Population 2010 Census: 33,520
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 51.7

Primary Sources Online
Maryland-Virginia/West Virginia Boundary Dispute
Terra Alta-Kingwood Road Opened, 1924
Establishment of Arthurdale, 1933-34
1960 Presidential Campaign in Preston County

American Museum, Terra Alta, ca. 1974    (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Pole Raising and Flag Presentation at Kingwood, 1861
War Meeting at Kingwood, 1862
Annual Conference of the Western Virginia District, Methodist Protestant Church, in Independence, 1862
Alarm at Rowlesburg, 1862
Meeting of the New State Committee, 1863
Appointment of Delegates from Preston to the Parkersburg Convention, 1863
Jones-Imboden Raid, 1863
Meeting in Preston County, 1863
Skirmish with Rebel Horse Thieves, 1863
From Preston, 1863
Capt. Simpson's Company, 1863
Letter from the Hon. W. G. Brown, 1863
Meeting in Preston County, 1863
Meeting in Preston County, 1864
Preston County Determined Not to Be Outdone, 1864
Public Meeting, 1865
Meeting of Preston County Soldiers on Duty at Bulltown, 1865

Preston County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
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Biographical Sketch of John J. Brown

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Preston County
Archibald Jerome Stemple
Rowlesburg, the Head-Quarters of General Hill, in Western Virginia, 1861

Secondary Sources Online
List of Preston County Legislators
Fort Morris
Gov. William Mercer Owens Dawson
Gov. William Gustavus Conley

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Russell Dale Cresse
Charles Edward Criss
James Howard Galloway
George Dayton Jackson
Angelo Mazzarella
Everett Eugene Metheny
Francis Junior Nuce



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History