Wetzel County



New Martinsville

Population 2010 Census: 5,366
Median Age: 46.5 years

Courthouse: Completed 1901
Architect: W. Chamberlain & Company


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Formed: 1846
Named: For Lewis Wetzel, famous frontier character and Indian fighter
County Seat: New Martinsville
Land in Square Miles: 358.06
Population 2010 Census: 16,583
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 46.3

Primary Sources Online
Death of John Jennings, 1873
Wetzel Tribune fight, 1912
Filming Stage Struck, 1925
1960 Presidential Campaign in Wetzel County

Civil War
Mr. Hall of Wetzel, 1861
Great Excitement at New Martinsville, 1861
Meeting of the Loyal Citizens of Wetzel County, 1861
War Meeting in Wetzel County, 1862
From Wetzel County, 1862
New State Meeting in Wetzel County, 1863
Meeting in Wetzel County, 1863
The Late Expedition To Littleton, 1863
Fourth of July Celebration, 1863
Robbery in Burton, 1864
Draft in Wetzel, 1865
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 15
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 16
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 18
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 19
Wetzel County Union Militia Letters, Folder 27

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Wetzel County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Wetzel County Legislators

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Charles Race Brown Jr
Friend Elmus Fair



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History