You can search this site and the links below will take you to many other states and a variety of family lines. A place to post photos, stories, or interesting history about wirt countys history. The county is serviced by one high school, wirt county high school. The sheriff of the county serves as its chief law enforcement officer, charged with the responsibility of policing the county and keeping the peace, including the power to make arrests. The history of wirt county, west virginia, 1981 by, 1981, the chapter edition, in english. The west virginia archives and history web site offers detailed information on the states history, outlines the documents available in the state archives, and provides assistance in conducting genealogical research. Wirt county was created by an act of the virginia general assembly on january 19, 1848 from parts of jackson and wood counties. West virginia is the only state formed by seceding from a confederate state.
Here are the publications that the harrison county historical society has available to purchase at this time. Find lots, acreage, rural lots, and more on zillow. In his clear, eminently readable style, williams organizes the tangled strands of west virginias past around a few dramatic eventsthe battle of point pleasant, john browns insurrection in harpers ferry, the paint creek labor movement, the hawks nest and buffalo. From its earliest settlement to the present hu maxwell, howard lleyellyn swisher a. Wirt county high school located in elizabeth, west virginia wv. Wirt county high school elizabeth, west virginia wv. Wirt county real estate wirt county wv homes for sale zillow. Annual event hosted by daughters of the american pioneers. Depue cemetery wirt county, west virginia located on state route 5 near creston. Although my family lines are found in now west virginia from the early 1800s, they were in pennsylvania, maryland and other neighboring areas prior to that, so there are links to many states and locations on this site. A sheriff may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Highway historical markers voyager online catalog search for books. William wirt was born on november 8, 1772 in bladensburg, prince george county, maryland. Corbin is the editor of the west virginia mine wars. It is required to be a fulltime position in all counties except class x. History of logan county as well as biographies, hatfields, don chafin and more. Wirt county was created by the general assembly of virginia, january 19, 1848, from portions of wood and jackson counties. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. This is a reprint of the 1927 edition with an added name index. Early history of wirt county wirt county was created by an act of the virginia general assembly on january 19, 1848 from parts of jackson and wood counties. Roane county, wv history book, 1989 roane county historical.
Located in westcentral west virginia, wirt is bounded by wood, ritchie, calhoun, roane, and jackson counties. Its county seat is elizabeth incorporated towns elizabeth unincorporated communities. The first circuit court convened on the 4th day of april, 1848, at the house of alfred beauchamp, judge david mccomas presiding. We would like to thank the students of wirt county high school, the wv association of counties, the community connect foundation, the wv office of technology and wv interactive for making this website a reality. Genealogists everywhere need these lists and indexesexcellent proof of ancestors actions and whereabouts. All of his children, however, moved to roane county from greenbrier county in the late 1850s and early 1860s. Queries forums general discussion roane county, wv history book, 1989.
Familysearch west virginia wills and probate records, 17241985 includes wirt county source. Attorney general and presidential candidate william wirt. Guide to calhoun county, west virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history. Where available, pictures of the gravestones can be viewed by clicking on the and copies of the birth marriage death certificates can be viewed by clicking on. Monroe county, west virginia genealogy familysearch. Jefferson county historical society, wv, newsletter, january 2014. Products sort by product product v price price v default default v sales sales v per page 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 view all. The history of barbour county, west virginia, from its. Publications harrison county wv historical society. A collection of the best books by west virginia writers or about west virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,717, making it the least populous county in west virginia. Hardestys history of wirt county west virginia genealogy. A history of randolph county, west virginia bosworth on. Image parties cross note instrument date document type book page name type name legal description.
Calhoun county, west virginia genealogy familysearch. Were an independent nonprofit that provides parents with indepth school quality information. The history of barbour county, west virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time by maxwell, hu, 18601927. Wirt county was created in 1848 by the virginia general assembly and named for u. The county was named in honor of william wirt 17721834.
Local history books on west virginia arcadia publishing. A history is widely considered one of the finest books ever written about our state. Wirt county, west virginia covers an area of approximately 220 square miles with a geographic center of 39. This excellent copy of the detailed history of how virginia was split into west virginia and partly pennsylvania is invaluable. Where can find wirt county birth, marriage, divorce and death records. History of harrison county, west virginia internet archive. Formed in 1848 from wood and jackson counties, wirt was named for william wirt, of maryland, who gained fame as an author, orator, and lawyer in his adopted virginia, of which the county was then part.
Your comments, suggestions, and contributions of information are always welcome. Marshall county frn 1501 second street moundsville, wv 26041. This website is intended to provide you with an overview of our countys government and the unique opportunities our county has to offer. Monroe county fell within the bounds of the greenbrier association. This site is privately owned and is not an official site of familysearch international or the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds.
Hardestys historical and geographical encyclopedia, illustrated. Wirt county document inquiry marolyn baldrige, county clerk. I was born and raised in pendleton county, wv and this book lets me know about my. He received his phd in history from the university of maryland and lives in annapolis. Greenbrier county, west virginia genealogy, books, cds, maps. Thier descendents down to my greatgreat grandfather are listed, he is mentioned as living on the long ridge, between roane and kanawha counties, where his bones rest to this day. Note that historical physical and cultural features are no longer visible on the landscape. Large areas of wirt along the little kanawha river and its tributaries are in farmland. An anthology and the author of life, work, and rebellion in the coal fields. Archives and history has a new online exhibit on the woman suffrage. These are the far north, south, east, and west coordinates of wirt county, west virginia, comprising a rectangle that encapsulates it.
Wetzel county history sources west virginia department of. Wirt county vital records can be found at the west virginia office of vital records which has copies of birth and death records from january 1917 to present. Zillow has 25 homes for sale in wirt county wv matching. Wirt county is part of the parkersburgvienna, wv metropolitan statistical area. A place to post photos, stories, or interesting history about wirt county s history. It was named for william wirt, virginia statesman and the presidential candidate of the antimasonic party in 1832. A listing of all the schools in wirt county, wv with maps, driving directions, and a local area search function. American state, county, and town sources, third ed. From the early days of northwestern virginia to the present paperback or softback by haymond, henry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Wirt county was created by act of assembly, passed january 19, 1848, and named in honor of the distinguished william wirt.
A history of pendleton county, west virginia morton, oren frederic on. Greenbrier county, west virginia family history and genealogy books. Learn more about the history, the events, the people and counties of west virginia with our west virginia books series at arcadia publishing. Wirt county,west virginia index genealogy trails history group. The history of wirt county, west virginia, 1981 1981 edition. Please take the time to explore our site and let us know how we can better serve our community through this medium. The county was created in 1848 by the virginia general assembly and named for u. Arcadia publishing has released a new title, on this day in west virginia civil war history. The history homepage has a few articles on the history of wirt county the school homepage has a few articles on wirt county schools i came across a few pictures, likely from the families of noffsinger, stukey, reeder, moore, archer, lockhart, burton, low, sheppard, bowers, sheets or others of the limestone area tucker district, wirt county.920 1537 1129 814 672 1254 859 1514 722 27 1050 855 858 580 908 16 1104 1326 61 68 951 104 1472 843 545 847 1200 530 985 580 302 960 317 1239 158 96 1024 792 751 635