Wirt County



Elizabeth

Population 2010 Census: 823
Median Age: 40.7 years

Courthouse: Completed 1911
Architect: Smith Fireproof Construction


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Formed: 1848
Named: For William Wirt of Maryland, who gained fame as an author, orator and lawyer in his adopted state of Virginia
County Seat: Elizabeth
Land in Square Miles: 232.51
Population 2010 Census: 5,717
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 24.6

Primary Sources Online
1960 Presidential Campaign in Wirt County

School at Palestine, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Mary Yonkins of Palestine, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Winnie Murray and the Little Kanawha Hotel, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Fighting in Wirt County, 1861
Skirmish in Wirt County, 1861
A Brutal Murder in Wirt County, 1862
The Guerrillas, 1862
A Desperate Encounter, 1863
Particulars of the Destruction of Burning Springs in Wirt County, 1863
Guerrilla Raid into Wirt County, 1864
Wirt County, 1864
Wirt County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Wirt County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Wirt County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Wirt County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Wirt County Union Militia Letters, Folder 14
Biography of Alfred Foster

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Wirt County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Wirt County Legislators

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Charles Basil Bumgarner and Ray Clarence Pettit
Perry Paul Williams



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History