Ritchie County



Harrisville

Originally known then as Maley's Settlement; after several changes was named for General Thomas M. Harris
Population 2010 Census: 1,876
Median Age: 44.8 years

Courthouse: Completed 1923
Architect: Holmboe and Pogue

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Formed:1843
Named: In honor of Thomas Ritchie, a distinguished journalist of Richmond, VA
County Seat: Harrisville
Land in Square Miles: 451.99
Population 2010 Census: 10,449
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 23.1

Primary Sources Online
Thomas Maley Harris
Mole Hill changed its name to Mountain, 1949
1960 Presidential Campaign in Ritchie County

Last one-room school and school consolidation, 1970s   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
The Oil Region of Virginia, 1861
From Ritchie County, 1861
The New State in Ritchie County, 1863
Act regarding division line between the counties of Ritchie and Gilmer, 1863
Concerning Oil in Ritchie County, 1864
Biographical Sketch of Samuel R. Dawson
Biographical Sketch of Daniel Haymond
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 3
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 9
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
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Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 13
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Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 18
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 20
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 21
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 22
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 22A
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Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 29
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Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 35
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 37
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 38
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 39
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 40
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 41
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 42
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 43
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 45A
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 46
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 47
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 52
Ritchie County Union Militia Letters, Folder 53

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Ritchie County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Ritchie County Legislators
John Jacob Cornwell

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Edward Cody Adams
James Harold and Gene Edward Hayes
Whyley Elton Josh
Harry A. Layfield



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History