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Webster County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1860
Named: In honor of Daniel Webster, New England orator and statesman
County Seat: Webster Springs



Dodrill, William Christian. Moccasin Tracks and Other Imprints. Charleston, West Virginia, Lovett Printing Company, 1915.
975.465 D641.

Miller, Sampson Newton. Annals of Webster County, West Virginia, Before and Since Organization, 1860. Webster Springs, West Virginia, n. p., 1969.
975.465 M651.

Thompson, R. L. Webster County History and Folklore, From Earliest Time to the Present. Webster Springs, West Virginia, Star Printers, 1942.
975.465 T475.

Webster County Historical Society, Inc. Heritage of Webster County, West Virginia 1994. Upper Glade, West Virginia, Society, 1994.
975.465 W377.

_______________________________. Nicholas County (West) Virginia Records of the Pioneers, 1818-1860. Upper Glade, West Virginia, The Webster County Historical Society, Inc., 1985.
929.3 N597w.

_______________________________. The Webster Independent. Upper Glade, West Virginia, Webster County Historical Society, 1983

Newspaper Clippings

"An Old Class Assignment Lives Again," Webster Republican, 9-26-1984.
"Bergoo Reunion...," Webster Republican, 7-2-1985.
"Bergoo Homecoming 1985," Webster Republican, 7-17-1985.
"Brief History of Webster County's Newspapers," Webster Echo, 8-12-1979.
"Camden Had Largest Crowd in its History," Webster Echo, 7-15-1964.
"Carpenters and Mortons Were First in Webster," News Leader, 6-21-1965.
"Closing of Guardian Post Office Opposed," Webster Republican, 10-2-1985.
"County Museum Proposed For Historic Building," Webster Echo, 10-25-1989.
"County Museum Proposed For Historic Building," Webster Republican, 10-25- 1989.
"Cowen Firm Forming," Charleston Gazette, 2-18-1962.
"Cowen A Big Little Town," Webster Republican, 2-29-1968.
"Diana Woman Writes Brief History of Guardian Post Office," Webster Republican, 6- 14-1989.
"Diana Woman Writes Brief History of Guardian Post Office," Webster Echo, 6-14- 1989.
"Dorrtown is Now Correctly on Map," Webster Republican, 9-24-1975.
"Early Webster Records Found," Clarksburg Telegram, 4-6-1930.
"First Christmas Tree Chased Away Band," Charleston Daily Mail, 12-25-1938.
"Free State of Webster Merely Another Co. in WV 55 Areas," Parkersburg News, 6-18- 1963.
"Former Webster Co. Donates Photograph Webster library," Webster Republican, 7-18- 1984.
"Great Indian War Once Rocked Webster," Beckley Post Herald, 5-8-1965.
"Hamricks Popular in Webster County," Beckley Post Herald, 12-24-1959.
"Historic Mollohan's Mill Restoration is Nearly Completed," Webster Republican, 9-19- 1984.
"Historical Society Receives Unusual Gift," Webster Republican, 11-16-1983.
"Historical Society Buys Property For Museum Site," Webster Republican, 11-29- 1989.
"History of Erbacon, WV," Webster Republican, 8-30-1989.
"John Hoff Butcher Explains Hacker Valley Got Name," Webster Republican, 2-19- 1975.
"Mollohan Mill...National Register Historic Places," Webster Republican, 10-6- 1982.
"Mountains of Fun On Foot," Charleston Gazette, 4-18-1997.
"National Enquirer...Santa WV Town Without Hope," Williamson Daily News, 12-12- 1994.
"Post Office Closing Marks End of Webster Era," Charleston Gazette, 9-27-1985.
"Remembering the Town f Three Forks of Williams River," Webster Republican, 2-27- 1985.
"Stars Fell on West Virginia," WV Hillbilly, 8-26-1967.
"State Town Puzzled Find Itself Target of Invasion," Charleston Gazette, 4-25- 1982.
"Story of the Battle of Cowen," News Leader, 11-4-1964.
"Tall Tales of Old Cranberry by Old Timers," Clarksburg Exponent, 1-17-1937.
"The Hermit of Straight Creek," Webster Republican, 11-11-1964.
"The Awful Story of Loony Cave," WV Hillbilly, 4-30-1968.
"The Blue Hills of WV," Webster Republican, 2-27-1957.
"Tiger Morton, I Have An Evangelist's Heart," Charleston Gazette, 3-23-1998.
"Town Named in Honor of John K. Cowen...," Webster Republican, 5-12-1927.
"Verses About Webster County, 1909," Webster Republican, 11-20-1984.
"Webster Blood," WV Hillbilly, 9-13-1975.
"Webster State Office Closed After Publicity," Charleston Gazette, 8-19-1993.
"Webster Last County Unit Before Split," Webster Echo, 6-19-1963.
"Webster County's Best Known Jail Break," Webster Echo, 4-16-1975.
"Webster County History is Challenging," Beckley Post Herald, n. d.
"Webster Co. Newspaper is 47 Years Old," Clarksburg Exponent, 4-27-1930.
"Webster County's Early History, Part I, II, III," Beckley Post Herald, 7-4,5,6-1957.
"Webster Has Historical Background," Exponent-Telegram, 9-29-1929.
"Webster County Formed 105 Years Ago," Beckley Post Herald, 5-4-1965.
"Webster Massacre Preceded Indian War," Beckley Post Herald, 5-5-1965.
"Whitaker Falls, A WV Beauty Spot," Times-West Virginian, 12-7-1939.
"World Met Erabacon in the Enquirer," Charleston Gazette, 12-24-1996.
"Yes Webster Co. Resort is Planned for Point Mountain," Webster Republican, 4-26- 1972.

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