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Marion County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1842
Named: In honor of General Francis Marion of the Revolutionary War, known as the "Swamp Fox"
County Seat: Fairmont



Balderson, Walter L. Fort Prickett Frontier and Marion County. s.l., n.p., 1976.
975.454 B176.

Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion and Taylor Counties, West Virginia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rush West, Company, 1985.
920.0754 B615.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.2.

Dunnington, George A. History and Progress of the County of Marion, West Virginia. Fairmont, West Virginia, G.A. Dunnington, 1880.
975.454 D924.

Fairmont High School. J. O. Watson Class. Marion County in the Making. Baltimore, Maryland, Press of Meyer and Thalheimer, 1917.
975.454 M341.

Fleming, Allison Sweeney. Memories of Fairmont, West Virginia... s.l., n.p. n.d.
975.454 F597.

Hoffman, Joseph E. Marion County Centennial Yearbook, 1863-1963. s.l., n.p., 1963.
975.454 M341h.

Kendall, Norman Festus. Address Before Marion County Historical Society at Fairmont, West Virginia, November 3, 1947. s.l., n.p., 1947.
975.454 K33.

Koon, Thomas J. Marion County, West Virginia: A Pictorial History. Virginia Beach, Virginia, The Donning Corporation, 1995.
975.454 K82.

Lough, Glenn D. Now and Long Ago; A History of the Marion County Area. Fairmont, West Virginia, Marion County Historical Society, 1969.
975.454 L887.

Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Marion County: Fairmont, West Virginia. Fairmont, West Virginia, Marion County Chamber of Commerce, n.d.
975.454 M341 Pam.

Marion County Historical Society. A History of Marion County, West Virginia, 1985. Fairmont, West Virginia, Marion County Historical Society, 1986.
975.454 M341m.

Marion County Riot. s.l., n.p., 1868.
975.454 M341 Pam.

Pierpont, Francis Harrison. Account Book, Frances Pierpont, Marion County, West Virginia, 1832.
Ms 79-28.

Prickett Family Collection, 1772-1785.
Ms 79-179.

Spevock, Frank. Chimes of Time, Montana Mines, West Virginia, n.p., 1981.
975.482 S752 Pam.

_____________. Diary Notes, 1947-1992. Charleston, West Virginia, Color Craft Printing, 1992.
975.454 S752.

_____________. How Our Marion County Churches Began, Bicentennial Church Histories. s.l., n.p., 1976.
277.5454 H847.

_____________. A Salute to Morgan Mines. Fairmont, West Virginia, Yates Printing Company, 1979.
975.454 s752 Pam

Watson, James Otis. Beverly Turnpike. s.l., n.p., 1957.
975.454 W339 Pam.

Wilcox, William J. Pricketts Fort, 101 Questions and Answers About. s.l., n.p., n.d.
975.454 W667 Pam.

Works Project Administration. West Virginia Historical Records Survey, Inventory of the Couty Archives of West Virginia: No. 24, Marion County (Fairmont, West Virginia). Charleston, West Virginia, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Project Administration, 1941.
016.9754 M341.

Newspaper Clipping File

" A Piece of Monongah History is Dismantled," Times West Virginian, 12-21-1987.
"A Past to Remember Bicenten.Ed.," Supplement Fairmont Times & West Virginian, 7- 4-1975.
"Alcan Modernization Project Features Geofreeze Process," Times West Virginian, 2- 20-1983.
"Bar Association Marks Passing of Carter Jones," Times West Virginian, 4-5-1995.
"Births Showed Increase in 1919," West Virginian, 1-29-1920.
"Community of the Year Title Goes to Town of Rivesville," Barbour Democrat, 10-8- 1975.
"County's History Rich in Heritage," Times West Virginian, 5-29-1996.
"Courthouse Turning 100 Marion Will Celebrate," Dominion Post, 10-6-1997.
"Dakota, WV," Times West Virginian, 5-1-1997.
"Designing Cover Proves a Labor of Love, Brian Maze," Times West Virginian, 8-1- 1991.
"Do You Remember...? Series by E. E. Meredith," Fairmont Times West Virginian, 8- 4-1935; 9-15-1935; 10-6-1935;10-27-1935; 11-3-1935; 11-17-1935; 3-7-1937; 8-2-1941; 4-20- 1945.
"Do You Remember...? by E. E. Meredith," Clarksburg Exponent, 9-8-1935; 10-20- 1935; 11-10- 1935; 11-17-1935.
"Era of the Horse and Buggy in County is Recalled," Times West Virginian, 11-4- 1983.
"Fairmont Field Club Caddies Pictured," Times West Virginian, 5-15-1997.
"Fairview Independence Day Celebration Picture," Times West Virginian, 6-27- 1990.
"Fire Destroys Historic Mannington Site," Dominion Post, 9-28-1991.
"Five Mile House is Recalled," Fairmont West Virginian, 7-5-1987.
"Flintlock Rifle Picture, 110 Year Old," Fairmont Times, 10-30-1963.
"Gay 90's Mansion Museum, Antique Friendship Leads Curatorship," Intelligencer, 10- 17-1994.
"Ghosts of Mannington," WV Hillbilly, 7-4-1964; 8-29-1964;7-11-1964.
"Golden Meadows, The David Morgan-Samuel Gold House," WV Hillbilly, 9-11- 1982.
"Government Painters Have Brush With The Law," Dominion Post, 4-6-1997.
"Grant Memorial Celebration to be Held in City," n.p,.n.d.
"Grant Town Mine Holds All State Production Record Koppers Coal," Times WV, 10- 11-1936.
"H. C. Ogden Pictured," West Virginian-Fairmont, 5-6-1916.
"Historian Brings to Life People of Bygone Days," Times West Virginian, 12-15- 1968.
"History of High Level Bridge is Recalled," Times West Virginian, 8-13-1990.
"History of Worthington is Rich in Old Time Events," Clarksburg Exponent, 9-14- 1969.
"History of Worthington Reveals Simpler Life," Times West Virginian, 8-11-1968.
"Historian Horn Got Thrill Out Tygart Valley," Times West Virginian, 7-23-1945.
"James Booth's Resting Place to Get Notice," Clarksburg Exponent, 4-21-1929.
"Killarm, WV, Response," Secretary of State, Ken Hechler, 2-5-1993.
"Mannington is Rich in History," Times West Virginian, 2-3-1995.
"Mannington Fire Department is Commended," Times West Virginian, 11-8-1991.
"Mannington, Town Pulled Together Back 1930's...," Times West Virginian, 7-6- 1990.
"Mannington's Monument Maker," Dominion Post, 4-3-1989.
"Marion County History by E. E. Meredith," Fairmont West Virginian, n.d.
"Marion Celebrates 100 Year Old Courthouse," Times West Virginian, 10-7-1997.
"Marion County Sheriffs Listing, 1931-1994." n.p., n.d.
"Marion Group Hopes Get Historic Home Away... Florida Investor," Inter-Mountain, 11- 26-1986.
"Marion County Seen Rich in History and People," West Virginian, 4-26-1965.
"Mary Olive Eddy, What a Cutup," Times West Virginian, 9-18-1995.
"Military Rites of Morgan Told at DAR Dedication," West Virginian, 6-9-1949.
"Monongah Store Hasn't Changed," n.p., n.d.
"Monongah Once Called Briartown," Times West Virginian, 8-1-1991.
"Monongah History to Come Alive Thanks to Sabek Family," Times West Virginian, 8- 1-1991.
"Monongah Know as Briartown," Times West Virginian, 8-2-1941.
"Montana Mines School Student Photo 1944," Times West Virginian, 2-6-1997.
"Monument to Cochran Will Be Dedicated," West Virginian, 6-27-1937.
"New Valley History Lists Accounts of Area Interest," Clarksburg Telegram, 12-17- 1968.
"Nick Saban His WV Childhood is Still Paying Dividends," Charleston Gazette, 7-22- 1996.
"Now and Long Ago Local History Book, Wins Lavish Praise," Dominion Post, 5-18- 1969.
"Now and Long Ago Unveiled," West Virginian, 12-18-1968.
"Old Scrapbook Reveals Quaint Practices of Scribes," Clarksburg Exponent, 2-3- 1929.
"OSM Asked to Save Historic Building," Charleston Gazette, 8-15-1986.
"Our First County Court," Times West Virginian, 3-27-1997.
"Painstaking Efforts Taken to Select Early Officials," Times West Virginian, 2-6- 1997.
"Pflock Faces Bright Future Muralist..," Times West Virginian, 1-28-1938.
"Philippi Bridge Project Leader Looks for More History...," Point Pleasant Register, 6- 11-1990.
"Pioneer Stock in This Section of the Best," Fairmont West Virginian Times, 4-20- 1945.
"Pioneer Viewpoint," West Virginian, 2-4-1964.
"President Taft at Marion County Courthouse, 1911," Dominion Post, 10-10-1997.
"Progress Report is Made on Marion County History," Times West Virginian, 8-18- 1968.
"Records Still Not History, Marion Documents Undergo Inventory," Dominion Post, 7- 12-1998.
"Reilly Tar & Chemical Local Plant...," Times West Virginian, 4-7-1940.
"Return to Grace.. Mannington's ..Walking Tour Slides," Times West Virginian, 11-17- 1991.
"Ring of History, Mannington Round Barn Dedication." Dominion Post, 5-14-1997.
"Rollo J. Conley Making Fine Run for Marion Co. Prosecutor," West Virginian, 10-13- 1916.
"Round Barn: Many Helped Make it Possible," Times West Virginian, 2-20-1997.
"SeaStar Ocean Remote Sensing Station," Dominion Post, 3-5-1995.
"Sketeches Continue of Circuit Judges, Camden & Harrison," Times West Virginian, 7- 24-1966.
"Soft Dreamy Melodies From Piano in Fleming Homestead," Times West Virginian, 9- 4-1938.
"State Office Mortgage Up in Flames," Times West Virginian, 6-12-1997.
"Story of Writing Area History is Told by Lough," Times West Virginian, 3-12- 1967.
"Swinging Bridge Dedicated to Fallen," Times West Virginian, 12-6-1996.
"Talent Comes Natural to Bunner Ridge Family," Dominion Post, 7-6-1997.
"That's Monongah's 100th Anniversary Celebration," Times West Virginian, 8-1- 1991.
"The Passing of an Era: Barrackville Mine Closing," Times West Virginian, Dec 8, 12, 19,1982.
"Three Rivers Festival Pageant Winners, Friend and Bilotta," Times West Virginian, 5- 12-1997.
"Two More Fires Hit Mannington...," Clarksburg Exponent, 11-8-1991.
"Valley River Fishing...," Times West Virginian, 8-30-1936.
"Venerable State Streetcar Placed in Museum," Daily Athenaeum, 4-1-1966.
"Village of Koon Town 100Years Ago is Mannington...," n.p n.d.
"W. H. Veach, Successful Man of Affairs," West Virginian, 10-4-1916.
"Walter Curnuttes Live on Original Morgan Farm," Times West Virginian, 10-4- 1964.
"Watkins Confirmed as Nation's Youngest Federal Court Judge,"n.p., 5-4-1937.
"Why Not Raze It? Fairmont's High Level Bridge," Charleston Gazette, 8-4-1997.
"William J. Willey...... Movers Establishment Marion Co." Times-West Virginian, 1-7- 1999.

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