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Cabell County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1809
Named: In honor of William H. Cabell, Governor of VA from 1805 to 1808.
County Seat: Huntington



Birt, William A. "Historical Sketch of Milton, Cabell County West Virginia," West Virginia History, Charleston, WV, vol. 23 (1961-1962).
Arc 1. 4:23.

Blankenship, James T. A Brief History of Davis Creek Community. Morgantown, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B4.

Burdette, Frank Lee. History of Ona.Community. Morgantown, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B8.

________________. Manuscript Collection of Cabell County History, 1927-1939.
MS 79-203.

Comstock. Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.6, 12.

Dickinson, Jack L. Historical Survey of Greenbottom, Cabell County, WV. Barboursville, West Virginia Jack L. Dickinson, 1988.
975.442 D553.

Eldridge, Carrie. A Gazetteer of Extinct Towns of Cabell County, WV. Chesapeake, Ohio, C. Eldridge, 1992.
R 917.5442 E37.

Geiger, Joe. Civil War in Cabell County, WV, 1861-1865. Charleston, West Virginia, Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1991.
975.442 G312.

Geiger, Joe. "Tragic Fate of Guyandotte," West Virginia History, Volume 54.

Guyandotte Civil War Days and Raid on Guyandotte Inc. Thunder in the Village: 137th Anniversary of the Raid on Guyandotte. Huntington, West Virginia, 1998.
973.442 G986 1998.

History of the Upper Ohio Valley. Madison, Wisconsin, Brant & Fuller, 1891.
975.41 H673 1891.

Johnson, Mary. Representative Men and Women of Cabell County, West Virginia. Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1929.
920.0754 J68

Kyle, Mrs. John. Early History of Little Seven Mile Community, Cabell County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n.d. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2:K8.

KYOWVA Genealogical Society. Cabell County Heritage, 1809-1996. Huntington, West Virginia, 1996.
975.442 C114.

Love, Charles. History of Martha Community, Cabell County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2:L6.

Miller, Doris C. A Centennial History of Huntington West Virginia, 1870-1971. Huntington, West Virginia, Huntington Centennial Commission, 1971.
975.442 M647.

Miller, J. W. History of Barboursville Community, Cabell County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On- line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2:M5

Mitchell, Mrs. Walter. History of Cabell Creek Community Cabell County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2:M57.

Odell, Mrs W. Cabell County, West Virginia and the Agriculture Extension Program. n.p., 1967.
630.715 O23c.

Smith, Wiatt. Honor Roll of Cabell County, West Virginia. An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of Cabell County's Part in the World War, 1914-1918. Severinghaus Printing Company, 1920.
940.9 Sm5.

___________ Program, Guyandotte Centennial, 1810-1910, Cabell County Homecoming Celebration. Huntington, West Virginia, Guyandotte Centennial and Cabell County Homecoming Association, 1910.
975.442 S663.

Wallace, George Selden. Cabell County Annals and Families. Richmond, Virginia, Garrett and Massie, 1935.
975.442 W189.

___________________. Cabell County Courthouse, 1809-1940, Record of Cost and Financing Prepared by W. Gregory Crawford and R. S. Douthat. n.p., 1940.
975.442 W189c.

___________________. Huntington Through Seventy-five Years. Huntington, West Virginia, George Seldon Wallace, 1947.
975.442 W189h.

Wolfe, Matt. The History of Pea Ridge. Huntington, West Virginia, 1979.
975.442 W855 Pam.

Newspaper Clippings

"A Chapter of Early Cabell County History," Advertiser, 12-2-1928.
"Adventure and Romance Colored Girlhood of New England," Sunday Advertiser, 7-6- 1924.
"Aged Historian Gets Letter from Former Village Resident," Herald Advertiser, 12-11-1927.
"Assorted Facts About Cabell County--I, II, III," Beckley Post Herald, 10-21,22, 23,-1960.
"Ball Invitations, Tinted with Yellow of Century's Time, Unearthed," Advertiser, 2-19-1922.
"Barboursville...a City in Transition," Herald Dispatch, 3-8-1981.
"Barboursville Hospital 'Ideal' for Vets-Jay," Herald Dispatch, 10-18-1978.
"Barboursville Once County Seat Reflects Early History of Cabell," n.p. n.d.
"Barboursville Writer Stinging Ans. to Attack on WV by Hick Writer," Logan Banner, 9-3- 1926.
"Barboursville College...," Huntington Advertiser, 6-28-1976.
"Barboursville Hospital," Advertiser, 5-3-1978.
"French Trench System Built in Defense of Barboursville," n.p. n.d.
"Barboursville Coming Back, Vision of Hustling Metropolis in Few Years," n.p. n.d
"Barboursville Boasts Its Brick," WV Hillbilly, 5-17-1969.
"Barboursville Arouses....Guyan Valley is Hope of Ancient Village," Herald Dispatch, 8-12- 1923.
"Barboursville to Join in Remodeling Toll House," Herald Advertiser, 7-1-1951.
"To Set Marker of Civil War Battle," Logan Banner, 10-8-1929.
"Barboursville History," Herald Dispatch, 3-13-1921.
"Barboursville's 100th Birthday," Martinsburg Evening Journal, 6-2-1913.
"B'ville from Gov. Barbour to the 20th Century," Herald Dispatch, 4-14-1985.
"Baseball Back When," Lincoln Journal, 7-26-1989.
"State's Biggest Regional Mall Just a Shadow of Future Self," Charleston Daily Mail, 1-5- 1981.
"Cabell County Rural Places," Herald Dispatch, 12-5-1982.
"Cabell County by Calvin W. Price, Pocahontas Times, 12-16-1926.
"Col. Wallace Preparing New History of Cabell," n.p n.d.
"Conley State Forest Nursery," n.p n.d.
"Cooperation highlights Groundbreaking," Herald Dispatch, 5-24-1995.
"Copy of Act Creating County Put on Court House Records," Advertiser, 3-6-1927.
"Did George Washington Survey Cabell County," n.p. n.d.
"Douthat has Picture of Virginian for Whom County Named," Charleston Gazette, 1-19-1924.
"Early History of County Recalled by Judge Doolittle's Address," Advertiser, 7-8-1923.
"Four Pole Creek," Advertiser, 1-19-1976.
"Gap Has a Name," Herald Dispatch, 4-10-1989.
"General Jenkins Home Offered as D. of C. Memorial," Herald-Advertiser, 8-25-1929.
"Guyan Estates," Huntington Advertiser, 12-22-1975.
"Guyandotte of Forties Pictured by 88-Year Old Foster Stewart, Herald Advertiser, 10-16-1927.
"Guyandotte, Yesterday's Town With Goals for Tomorrow," Herald-Advertiser, 5-14-1972.
"Guyandotte," Huntington Advertiser, 3-15-1976.
"Harvard Professor Tells of Voyage Down the Ohio," Gazette, 8-22-1937.
"History Shows Cabell Part of 6 Other Counties," Herald Advertiser, 8-25-1929.
"History of County is Retold as Portraits of Cabell judges are Hung," Advertiser, 10-11-1923.
"History of Salt Rock Community," State Relations Service, 1915.
"Huntington Statue is Placed on Pedestal at C&O Station," Huntington Advertiser, 6-12-1924.
"Huntington Youth is Fine Artist," Parkersburg News, 1-22-1938.
"Jesuit Explorer First Trod Soil Cabell County August 21 1749," Herald Dispatch, 11-25-1923.
"Judge Summers was Eminent Jurist," Advertiser, 7-1-1923.
"Kipling Shoe Co. Celebrates 88 Years" Cabell Record, 6-1-1989.
"Lesage," Advertiser, 2-9-1976.
"Life in the Guyandotte Country Directly after the Civil War," Logan Banner, 9-12-1924.
"Martha a Historic Community with Several Names," Huntington Advertiser, 12-8-1975.
"Mason Prominent When Guyandotte was Metropolis," Herald Dispatch, 1-2-1921.
"Melissa," Advertiser, 1-12-1976.
"Milton on the Mud," Cabell Record, 9-17-1975.
"Milton: Progress, Pumpkins and People," Herald-Dispatch, 8-22-1998.
"Mrs. Scanlon Recalls Memories of Early Days in Guyandotte," Advertiser, 3-28-1922.
"Old Guyandotte Echo Recalls Rivalry Upstart Huntington," Huntington Advertiser, 7-15-1928.
"Old Guyandotte Days," The Guyandotte News, 6-1975.
"Old Guyandotte a Chance to Look Back," Huntington Advertiser, 6-30-1975.
"Old Home of Gen. Jenkins Confed. Army Hero, to be Sold at Auction," Advertiser, 7-12- 1923.
"Old Records Tell New Stories," Herald Dispatch, 1-14-1977.
"Old Toll House Spot," Herald Dispatch, 9-10-1984.
"Ona," 3-8-1976.
"Original Map of Guyandotte, Showing Site of Court House," Huntington Advertiser, 4-9-1930.
"Pea Ridge," Huntington Advertiser, 11-24-1975.
"Polio Survivors Remember Their Lives at Area Hospital," Putnam Democrat, 1-15-1998.
"Poor Farm on Tyler's Creek," Herald Advertiser, 4-14-1929.
"Roots Time: Shared Letters From Readers of This Page," WV Hillbilly, 6-2-1984.
"Salt Rock, a Place Peppered with Nice People," Herald Dispatch, 8-15-1988.
"Salt Rock was Built in Indian Days," Advertiser, 11-3-1975.
"Savage Grant was Sold for Taxes," Advertiser, 4-11-1924.
"Sisters Celebrate Civil War History," Herald Dispatch, 10-29-1997.
"Snowball, Skyhigh, Smick Schools All Names From the Past," Herald Advertiser, 9-4-1966.
"Stroll Into History Offered," Herald Dispatch, 9-10-1994.
"Tattered Old Volumes Contain County Records ...118 Years Ago," Advertiser, 12-18-1927.
"The First Bridge Across Guyandotte Built in 1858," Herald-Advertiser, 10-20-1929.
"Thunder in the Village," Herald Dispatch, 10-31-1997.
"The Unionist," 6-6-1857.
"To Save a House, Maddie Carroll," Herald Dispatch, 10-9-1988.
"Tomato Catsup Hailed as Panacea in Days When Guyandotte Young," Advertiser, 5-4-1924.
"Town of Barboursville Had An Early Start," Huntington Advertiser, 7-7-1975.
"Town of Milton," Herald-Dispatch, 3-6-1921.
"Unveil Cabell Judges' Portraits," Huntington Advertiser, 2-24-1924.
"Village of Barboursville Resigned to Removal Morris Harvey College," Advertiser, 8-25- 1925.
"When Glacial Ice Carved Out the Contours of Cabell County," Advertiser, 3-26-1922.
"Yesterday," Herald-Advertiser, 7-20-1968; 11-10-1969; 3-8,16-1970.

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