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Mingo County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1895
Named: For the Indian tribe of which Logan was chief.
County Seat: Williamson



Brumfield, Darrell C. Stories About Gilbert, West Virginia and Surrounding Communities. Baltimore, Maryland, Gateway Press, 1993.
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Miller, Bob. The Judge and Clyde Beall. s.l., n.p., n.d.
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Mingo County Genealogical Society. Heritage of Mingo. Williamson, West Virginia, Mingo Genealogical Society, v. 1- 1985-

Smith, Nancy Sue. History of Logan and Mingo Counties, Beginning in 1617. Williamson, West Virginia, Nancy Smith, 1966.
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______________. An History of Mingo County, West Virginia. Williamson, West Virginia, Williamson Printing Company, 1960.
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The Red Jacketeer. Matewan, West Virginia, Matewan Development Center, n. d.
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What's The Matter With Mingo? Williamson, West Virginia, Mingo Republican Print, 1938.
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Newspaper Clippings

" U Press Book: Gilds The Life of a Coal Baron," Daily Athenaeum, 9-18-1992.
"Almost 75 Years Have Passed...In Glen Alum Payroll Robbery," Welch Daily News, 3- 31-1989.
"Appalachian Boom Town, Gilbert," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 9-14-1997.
"Area Businesses Keep It in the Family," Williamson Daily News, 3-29-1998.
"At 90 Mabel Taylor a Woman of Grace, Beauty," Williamson Daily News, 8-29- 1998.
"Axmen End Long Reign of Mongo's Mighty White Oak," Williamson Daily News, 10- 1-1938.
"Big Oak Is Felled Today," n.p n.d.
"Bloody Mingo," Bluefield Daily News, 11-13-1995.
"Brush With Death, Clyde Alonzo Beale," Charleston Gazette, 3-12-1995.
"Buck Harless Is City of Hope Choice," WV Hillbilly, 1-7-1983.
"Built of Coal," Norfolk and Western Magazine, 11-1939.
"Coal Miners Tavern Faces Last Call After 40 Years," Pensacola News Journal, 11-8- 1992.
"Colorful Mingo Bar's Days Numbered a Victim of Progress," Charleston Gazette, 10-4- 1992.
"County Court Will Divide Lee Magisterial District," Williamson Daily News, 7-1- 1925.
"Daddy of American Oak Trees is Dying," n.p n.d.
"Davis Hall," Williamson Daily News, 6-15-1995.
"Dead Forest Monarch Falls," Charleston Daily Mail, 9-22-1938.
"Delbarton Homecoming 96," Williamson Daily News, 8-29-1996.
"Delbarton Small Town Big History," Williamson Daily News, 7-23-1998.
"Ellis Remembers The Gilbert Beach," Williamson Daily News, 5-25-1995.
"Feud Photo Exhibit Is Open at Matewan," Williamson Daily News, 8-11-1989.
"Fire Bedevils Matewan," Charleston Gazette, 12-27-1992.
"Fire Doesn't Stop Matewan," Charleston Gazette, 12-28-1993.
"Floodwall Gives Matewan Opportunity to Build for Future," Charleston Gazette, 8-27- 1995.
"Fountain's Memories Overflow, Lionel Stepp, Kermit," Charleston Gazette, 4-13- 1994.
"From Broomhandles to Hardware President," Williamson Daily News, 4-5-1996.
"Funds to Benefit Area," Welch Daily News, 7-1-1999.
"Garson's Death... Memories, Film Star Visited Williamson," Williamson Daily News, 4-8-1996.
"Gilbert a Pocket of Prosperity in Appalachia," Dominion Post, 9-14-1997.
"Gilbert Football Team, Cheerleading Squads Area Champs," Williamson Daily News, 9-30-1996.
"Glen Alum Had First Theater," Williamson Daily News, 7-28-1995.
"Glen Album Robbery One of Most Sensational Crimes," Williamson Daily News, 3-29- 1998.
"Glenalum Robbery Still Sensational Crime," Williamson Daily News, 8-29-1994.
"Granny Hasn't Changed Much In Her 92 Years," Williamson Daily News, 6-22- 1998.
"Group Wants Statue Placed in Middle of Street," Williamson Daily News, 9-14- 1996.
"Gun Smoke in Matewan," WV Hillbilly, 11-21-1989.
"Harless One of Several to be Honored," Williamson Daily News, 9-30-1996.
"Harless Announces Retirement," Charleston Gazette, 1-17-1992.
"Hedgesville Residents Band to Fix Vandalized Tombstones," Martinsburg Journal, 8- 20-1997.
"Historical Building Gets Facelift," Williamson Daily News, 11-6-1990.
"History in a Cornfield," Herald Advertiser, 8-2-1970.
"History Brings TV to Matewan," Williamson Daily News, 7-2-1999.
"How Matewan Was Named," Williamson Daily News, 9-16-1995.
"It Has a Colorful History, Shenandoah Downs," Martinsburg Journal, 1-25-1998.
"Jay to Preside at Groundbreaking," Williamson Daily News, 11-30-1978.
"Kermit Ready for Revitalization," Williamson Daily News, 6-3-1978.
"List of Mingo's Bloody History Includes Matewan, Drug Busts," Dominion Post, 11- 12-1995.
"Logan's Great White Oak Tree Couldn't Take It," n.p. n.d.
"Man Who Built Road to Matewan Tells of Early Tug River," Herald Advertiser, 9-18- 1921.
"Matewan Noted As Historic Place," Williamson Daily News, 5-20-1997.
"Matewan Commemorates Anniversary of Massacre," Williamson Daily News, 5-20- 1989.
"Matewan Looking Back at a Violent Past," Charleston Gazette, 5-21-1989.
"Matewan Murder Trial Tells All," Welch Daily News, 3-30-1990.
"Matewan is Now Historic," Williamson Daily News, 3-10-1997.
"Matewan Now Historic Landmark," Weirton Daily Times, 5-20-1997.
"Matewan Commemorates Massacre 70 Years Ago," Times West Virginian, 5-18- 1990.
"Matewan Gets First Piece of History in Old Depot Sign," Williamson Daily News, 12- 26-1997.
"Matewan Backs King Coal Highway," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 9-20-1990.
"Matewan: A Time of Change," National Park Service, n.d.
"Matewan Uses Historic Date to Unveil New Plan," Williamson Daily News, 5-21- 1990.
"Matewan Home of Historic Events," Williamson Daily News, 6-30-1997.
"Matewan Recalls Massacre Wants Site to be Landmark," Williamson Daily News, n.d.
"Matewan's History is Rich," Williamson Daily News, 9-30-1996.
"Matewan's Struggle Isn't Over," Charleston Gazette, 1-17-1993.
"Matewan's History Now Preserved on Cassettes," Williamson Daily News, 7-30- 1997.
"Matoaka Gets First Female Mayor," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 5-25-1996.
"Men's Duel Shocked Community," Williamson Daily News, 3-13-1996.
"Mingo Indian Statue is Back and Better," Williamson Daily News, 11-20-1997.
"Mingo County Turns a Century Today," Williamson Daily News, 1-30-1995.
"Mingo County White Oak Will Be Felled Friday," Herald Advertiser, 9-18-1938.
"Mingo County Monster," Charleston Gazette, 1-15-1966.
"Mingo Community Fights to Keep Heritage Alive," Charleston Gazette, 10-6- 1974.
"Mingo County's Champion White Oak Tree," Williamson Daily News, 1-6-1932.
"Mingo County Created 1895," Mingo Republican, 5-21-1936.
"Mingo Floodwall Proves its Worth," Charleston Gazette, 8-8-1993.
"Mingo Giant," WV Hillbilly, 8-2-1975.
"Mingo County White Oak Will Be Felled Friday," Herald-Advertiser, 9-18-1938.
"Mingo Has Changed After a Century," Williamson Daily News, 9-30-1996.
"Mingo Oak State's Oldest Resident Died in 38," Herald Register, 9-3-1965.
"Mingo County Resident Remembers a Lot About WV History," Logan Banner, 12-28- 1979.
"Mingo's Forest Giant, Great White Oak, Is Laid to Rest," Williamson Daily News, 9- 23-1938.
"Mingo's Stained History," Martinsburg Journal, 11-12-1995.
"Mingo's Mighty White Oak Lays Prone After Reign 584 Years," Williamson Daily News, 1938.
"More Troubles in Bloody Mingo," Williamson Daily News, 11-13-1995.
"Mr. Keyser Makes Some Corrections," Williamson Daily News, 10-20-1920.
"National Park Ser. Takes Inventory of Historic Mingo Co.," Williamson Daily News, 7- 29-1991.
"Nineteen Generations Have Come Gone During Life Great Oak," Piedmont Herald, 8- 25-1938.
"Old Name for Mingo Town Buckets of Blood," Charleston Gazette, 5-4-1980.
"Old-Timers Newcomers Together Preserve Heritage of Mountains," Advertiser, 10-6- 1974.
"Oldest Oak Dies In Mingo Park," Charleston Daily Mail, 1938.
"Ollie Wright, Embassy Guard Not Forgotten Home Town," Williamson Daily News, 4- 18-1998.
"One of Williamson's Own Honored," Williamson Daily News, 2-13-1998.
"One of the First White Men to Enter County Hanged," n.p. n.d.
"Origin of the Name of Buffalo Creek," Williamson Daily News, 5-5-1928.
"Origin of the Name of Gilbert Creek," Williamson Daily News, 4-21-1928.
"Origin of the Name of Big Sandy River," Williamson Daily News, 5-21-1928.
"Origin of the Name of Tug River," Williamson Daily News, 5-12-1928.
"Photo of Chief Logan Fountain," Williamson Daily News, 10-3-1995.
"Photo of Matewan Hardware & Furniture Company," Williamson Daily News, 9-10- 1999.
"Photo Town of Matewan Past," Williamson Daily News, 9-10-1999.
"Photo U.S. 52 Under Construction West Williamson, 1927," Herald Advertiser, 6-29- 1969.
"Pie, WV," Herald Dispatch, n.d.
"Plan First Step in Matewan Centennial," Williamson Daily News, 12-13-1994.
"Plans Made to Enhance Mingo Airport," Williamson Daily News, 5-16-1998.
"Preserving Our Mingo History," n.p n.d.
"Price Home Entered in National Register,' Williamson Daily News, 3-30-1991.
"Proposed Super Defense Highway From Coast to Alaska Pass Thru Williamson," n.p. n.d.
"Ramey One 0f Mingo's Leading Civic Leaders," Williamson Daily News, 3-30- 1998.
"Reality of Matewan Lauded by Cast, Crew," Inter-Mountain, 9-8-1987.
"Recollections of Glen Alum Robbery I, II," Beckley Post Herald, 6-22-1966, 6-23- 1966.
"Red Jacket," Herald Dispatch, 10-11-1981.
"Remember When Series of Pictures," Williamson Daily News, 9-5-1999.
"Rose Siding, WV Staff House," Williamson Daily News, 3-20-1998.
"Sarah Collins Praises God For Her Longevity," Williamson Daily News, 9-2-1999.
"Seal of the City of Williamson," Williamson Daily News, 9-27-1989.
"Still Standing, Old Miller Town Church," Williamson Daily News, 7-27-1995.
"Taming the Tug," Williamson Daily News, 4-27-1996.
"Telling it Like it Was, WVU Students Collecting Oral History of Matewan," Gazette, 8- 1-1989.
"Thars Gold in These Hyar WV Hills," Williamson Daily News, 11-12-1937.
"The 56th County?," Charleston Gazette, 9-16-1996.
"The Untold Story of the Mingo Oak," Mountain Call, 12-1974.
"The Last Giant Story of the Mingo Whiteoak," Barbour Democrat, 2-21-1968.
"The Mountaineer Hotel," Williamson Daily News, 3-7-1996.
"The Lady With the Man-Size Job," Charleston Gazette, 12-23-1962.
"The Three R's On A Mingo Mountaintop," Charleston Gazette State Magazine, 10-22- 1978.
"They Cut Down the Great White Oak of Mingo County," Herald Advertiser, 9-25- 1938.
"Town of Matewan Full of History," Williamson Daily News, 3-29-1998.
"West Virginia's Most Famous Tree," Charleston Daily Mail, 5-23-1938.
"Where Coal Remains King Deep in the Heart of Mingo," Herald Dispatch, 8-18- 1988.
"Williamson Lawyer Has Big Plans for Longtime Hotel," Williamson Daily News, 1-5- 1996.
"Williamson Breathes a Sigh of Relief," Charleston Gazette, 5-26-1991.
"Williamson Most Maligned," Sunday Advertiser, n.d.
"Williamson Is Over 100 Years Old; In Good Shape," Williamson Daily News, 9-30- 1996.
"Williamson Daily News to Publish Mingo Democrat," Williamson Daily News, 7-30- 1930.
"Williamson Taking A Walk Through History," Williamson Daily News, 9-17- 1997.
"Working on the Railroad," Williamson Daily News, 3-30-1998.
"WV Hardwoods Sprout Investments," Charleston Gazette, 7-27-1993.

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