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Lincoln County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1867
Named: In honor of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president
County Seat: Hamlin



Carroll High School. The Llorrac. Hamlin, West Virginia, Carroll High School Students and Faculty, 1923-.
975.443 L792.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 V.7.

Lincoln County Genealogical Society. Lincoln County, West Virginia, and Its People. Griffithsville, West Virginia, Lincoln County Genealogical Society, nd.
975.433 L736.

Love, Pat. The Chronicles of Lincoln County. Charleston, West Virginia, Appalachian Literary League, 1989.
808.8 L897c.

West Virginia Historical Records Survey. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia, No. 22, Lincoln County, West Virginia, Works Progress Administration. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, Works Progress Administration, 1938.
016.9754 L736.

Newspaper Clippings

"100 Years Time to Celebrate at Myra General Store," Charleston Gazette, 9- 12,1994.
"Big Ugly, Residents Don't Want Area to Echo Its Name," Hometown Journal, n.d.
"Bryant Ridge Cabin, Circa 1840, May Survive Another Century," Lincoln Journal, 8-2- 1978.
"Bryant, Ross Cabin Picture," Lincoln Journal, 8-2-1978.
"Charles E. Yeager Career Center, Vo-Tech Center is Named," Lincoln Journal, 10-16- 1985.
"Dedication, Donations Build Library, Hamlin-Lincoln," Charleston Daily Mail, 11-1- 1994.
"Dialect Spoken Here Abut 400 Years Old," Lincoln Republican, 7-8-1965.
"Dr. G. O. McClelan Retires After 52 Years," Lincoln Journal, 5-10-1989.
"Duval HS Celebrating 75th Year," Lincoln Journal, 9-14-1988.
"Formation of Lincoln County," Lincoln Journal, 5-8-1974.
"Gen Meikles Log Cabin Still Standing," Lincoln Journal, 1-18-1989.
"Great Oak Farm," Lincoln Journal, 6-30-1986.
"Hamlin Main Street Picture 1936," Lincoln Journal, 6-2-1986.
"Hamlin Founder Man of Varied Interests," Lincoln Journal, 8-8-1984.
"History of Lincoln County, Series," Hamlin Democrat, February 1964-December 1965.
"History of Lincoln County," Lincoln Republican, January-February 1966.
"Jail May Be Named Local Historical Site," Lincoln Journal, 12-3-1980.
"Know Your County, A Brief History o f Lincoln County," Charleston Gazette, 2-12- 1928.
"Lincoln County Looks Back," Lincoln Journal, 4-23-1986.
"Lincoln County Primary Care Center by James Casto, Appalachia, Summer, 1992.
"Morton Store Picture, Located Walnut Street in Hamlin," Lincoln Journal, 2-5- 1992.
"One for the Books," Charleston Gazette, 10-7-1992.
"Ranger Natives Remember Old Times," Herald-Dispatch, 6-18-1995.
"Roma Lives Full Life a Day at a Time," Charleston Gazette, 6-8-1995.
"Secluded Rock Cliff Reveals 9,000 Year Old Secrets," Lincoln Journal, 6-19-1991.
"Sod, WV This Little Town is Near City, But Still Down to Earth," Herald-Dispatch, 3- 6-1989.
"Sweetland, It's Had 1 Exciting Event in 33 Years," Herald-Dispatch, 10-24-1988.
"W. H. Clinic Likely to Stay Open," Lincoln Journal, 9-3-1985.
"War of Words, Libel Suit Between Lincoln Co. Papers," Charleston Gazette, 8-11- 1996.
"You Has Just as Well Kill a Dog as to Give Him a Bad Name," Hamlin Democrat, 4-4- 1929.

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