Randolph County


Named for Stephen Benton Elkins
Population 2010 Census: 7,094
Median Age: 39.6 years

Courthouse: Completed ca. 1906
Architect: Charles Fulton

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Named: For Edmund Jennings Randolph, Governor of VA, 1786-1788
County Seat: Elkins
Land in Square Miles: 1,039.68
Population 2010 Census: 29,405
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 28.3

Primary Sources Online
Lynching of Joe Brown, 1909
Camp Good Luck, 1915
1960 Presidential Campaign in Randolph County

Civil War
Battle of Rich Mountain, 1861
The Battle of Laurel Hill, 1861
Address from General McClellan, 1861
Activities near Elkwater, 1861
Fight on Dry Fork of Cheat River, 1862
Guerilla Raids into Randolph County, 1862
Meeting of Citizens of Huttonsville, 1862
Capture of Ned Lynch, 1863
Meeting of the Randolph County Central Committee, 1863
Presentation of a Sword, 1863
The Rebels and Their Late Visit to Beverly, 1863
Confederate Expedition to Beverly, 1863
Affair on Shaver Mountain, 1863
Scout from Randolph County to Pocahontas County, 1864
Capture of Beverly, 1865
Randolph County Union Militia Letters, Folder 6
Randolph County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Randolph County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Randolph County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
Randolph County Union Militia Letters, Folder 14

Photographs of Schools in Randolph County
The Southern Prisoners Captured by Major-General M'Clellan's Column in the Series of Brilliant Victories in Western Virginia, under Guard at Beverley, Randolph County," 1861
"Joy-riding" on a narrow-gauge railroad

Secondary Sources Online
List of Randolph County Legislators
Helvetia, Agricultural Extention Community History
Mabie, Agricultural Extention Community History
William Wallace Barron
Herman Guy Kump
"Rich Mountain Revisited," by Dallas B. Shaffer (West Virginia History)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Junior Bruce Arbogast
Forrest William Armentrout
Jack Delano Armentrout
James Shellace Armentrout
Gilbert Henry Booth
Boyers Morgan Clark Jr.
Jay E. Compton
David Lee Cosner
Leland Kittle Currence
Amon J. Cutright
Hoddie Wilbur Daniels
Harold Clyde Elyard
Tony Esposito
Carl G. Fansler
Coleman Ray Ferguson
Carl Joseph Fint
Lorenza Dow Flint
Sidney Flemings Gatewood
Luther Hartzell Godwin
Stark Daily Godwin
Lawrence Nelson Harris
Raymond Arnett Helmick
Sterling Willard Hinchman
Cecil Claud Hockenberry
Eli Hornick
Rudolph J. Isch
Bernard Francis Jones
Owen David Kerens
James Columbus Kerns
Randall G. Ketterman
Ray Daniel Kittle
Eldon Lawrence Kyle
Robert Paul Laderach
Albert Kyle Lambert
William Fred Louk
Buhl Jennings Mace
Claude C. McDaniel
Otha Howe McGee
Harvey Loyal Myers
William Michael Mylius
Sainto Nicola
Richard Henry Pfau
Hubert Monroe Phares
Irvin I. Pritt
Donald Francis Schnably
William Howard Stewart
Jacob Bruce Triplett
Charles Dallas Wamsley
Howard Randle Ware
Clifford Dale Watson
Luther Alexander Waybright
Wilbur Wilson Weese
Dayton White
Jason White
Joseph Reid Wilmoth
Doyle I. Zirkle

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History