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Ohio County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1776
Named: For the Ohio River, Indian name meaning "great river"
County Seat: Wheeling



Alexander W. Quarrier Petiton, 1871-77.
MS 76-7.

Boyd, Peter. History of Northern West Virginia Panhandle; Embracing Ohio, Marshall, Brooke and Hancock Counties. Topeka, Indianapolis, Indiana, Historical Publishing Company, 1927.
975.4 B71b.

__________. History of Triadelphia, West Virginia. s. l., Triadelphia, West Virginia, n. p., 1954.
975.414 B789.

Cranmer, Gibson Lamb. History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens. Chicago, Illinois, Biographical Publishing Company, 1902.
975.415 C891.

Crumrine, Boyd. The County Court for the District of West Augusta, Virginia, Held at Augusta Town, Near Washington, Pennsylvania, 1776-1777. s. l., Washington County Historical Society, Observer Job Rooms, 1905.
974.8005 P692 Pam.

_____________. Minute of Order Book of the Virginia Court Held for Ohio County, Virginia, at Black's Cabin (Now West Liberty West Virginia) From January 6, 1777 Until September 4, 1780 When Its Jurisdiction Over Any Part of Pennsylvania Has Ceased. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute Museum, Annals, Pittsburgh, 1904-05.
974.8005 P692.

Dunnell, Robert C. The Hughes Farm Site(46-Oh-9) Ohio County, West Virginia. Moundsville, West Virginia, West Virginia Archeological Society, 1962.
913.75414 D883 Pam.

Earl, Jesse A. A Sketch of the Early History of West Liberty and Short Creek With Special Reference to the Churches. s. l., n. p., 1936.
975.415 E12 Pam.

Fetherling, Doug. Wheeling: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, California, Windsor Publications, Inc., 1983.
975.415 F419.

Formation of Ohio Country (West) Virginia. Upper Ohio Valley Pioneer. Moundsville, West Virginia, March 1946.

History and Directory of the Town of Triadelphia. Triadelphia, West Virginia, n. p., 1933.
975.414 T819.

Mayer-Oakes, William James. The Speidel Site (46-Oh-7) Ohio County, West Virginia. Moundsville, West Virginia, West Virginia Archeological Society, 1954.
913.75414 M468 Pam.

Newton, J. H. History of the Pan-Handle; Being Historical Collection or the Counties of Ohio, Brooke, Marshall and Hancock, West Virginia. Wheeling, West Virginia, J. A. Caldwell, 1879.
975.41 N564.

Patterson, John Gerald. "Ebenezer Zane, Frontiersman." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1950-51.
Arc 1. 4:12.

Wheeling Area Genealogical Society. Index to History of the Pan-Handle, Ohio, Brooke , Marshall and Hancock Counties, West Virginia. Wheeling, West Virginia, Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, 1979.
975.41 N564i.

Wheeling Rediscovered: A Historical Project of Ohio County's Public, Private and Parochial Schools; Essays, Sketches and Photographs on Wheeling' Past, Present and Future. s. l., n. p., 1976.
975.415 W564wh.

Newspaper Clippings

"After Two Centuries of Service, Cabin May Be Razed," Wheeling News Register, 11- 14-1965.
"Bicentennial Salute to Ohio County," WV Hillbilly, 4-17-1976.
"Celebrities to Assist in Madonna Dedication," 7-1-1928.
"Century of Experience Brings Many Memories," Wheeling Intelligencer, 3-2-1996.
"Cornerstone Preserved Old Ohio County Jail," Wheeling News Register, 8-12- 1975.
"County Farm in Need of Trim," Wheeling Intelligencer, 5-18-1995.
"Group Helped Combat TB in County," Wheeling Intelligencer, 11-21-1994.
"Industrial Park is Promising Land," Wheeling Intelligencer, 6-5-1997.
"It Takes a Village to Make a Picture," Wheeling News Register, 9-3-1996.
"It Was Fort Fincastle at First," Wheeling Intelligencer, 8-26-1997.
"Jim Foti," Wheeling News Register, 8-1-1995.
"Klos Encounters of the Historic Kind," Wheeling News Register, 9-1-1996.
"Local Community's History is Detailed in Postmaster's Book," News Register, 8-16- 1995.
"Ohio County's Representation Loss Decried," Wheeling News Register, 10-11- 1994.
"Ohio County Finding Way To Repairs," Wheeling Intelligencer, 5-12-1997.
"Picture of Old Ohio County Jail," Wheeling Intelligencer, 11-9-1963.
"Remembering Unsung Local Historical Figures," Intelligencer and News Register, n. d.
"State Has No Plans for Old Mansion," Wheeling News Register, 9-29-1968.
"Triadelphia Mayor Wants History Recognized," Wheeling Intelligencer, 12-4-1971.
"Unsung Guardian of the Frontier, Henry Yoho," WV Hillbilly, 3-12-1983.
"West Liberty Incorporation Recalls Origins," Wheeling Intelligencer, 10-25-1975.
"What To Do With The County Farm?," Wheeling News Register, 4-23-1995.
'West Liberty First Settlement West of Alleghenies, Founded 1769," Wheeling News, 2- 3-1935.

See additional clippings filed under:
Capitol Wheeling 1863-1870
Capitol Wheeling 1875-1885
Wheeling, West Virginia
Wheeling College
Wheeling Intelligencer
Wheeling West Virginia-Independence Hall
Wheeling West Virginia-Oglebay Park
Statehood West Virginia

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