Barbour County


Chartered in 1844 by the Virginia General Assembly after part of the farm of William Wilson was laid into lots and streets in 1843.

Population 2010 Census: 2,966
Median Age: 36.4 years

Courthouse: Completed 1905
Architect: J. Charles Fulton

Home of Alderson Broaddus University

Hover mouse over the dot on the map for details on Philippi.

Formed: 1843
Named: In honor of Philip Pendleton Barbour, distinguished jurist of Virginia
County Seat: Philippi
Land in Square Miles: 341.06
Population 2010 Census: 16,589
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 48.6

Primary Sources Online
Century Mine Disaster, March 22, 1906
1960 Presidential Campaign in Barbour County
Philippi Bridge Centennial

Philippi Bridge Fire   (dialup)    (broadband)
Philippi Bridge Restoration   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Battle of Philippi
Fight at Laurel Hill
Abduction of Sheriff Trahorn
Capture And Destruction Of A Government Train
Proceedings of the Barbour County Convention
Meeting in Barbour County
Barbour County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Barbour County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1a
Barbour County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Barbour County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Barbour County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Barbour County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10

Photographs of Schools in Barbour County
The Battle of Philippi
Return of a Foraging Party to Philippi, Virginia
Battle of Bealington [Belington], Laurel Hill, Va

Secondary Sources Online
List of Barbour County Legislators
Talbott, Agricultural Extention Community History
"Loyalties in Conflict: Union and Confederate Sympathy in Barbour County," by John W. Shaffer (West Virginia History)
"The Beginning: Philippi, 1861," by Ruth Woods Dayton (West Virginia History)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Monzel Barker
Loyd Dexter Beckner
Clayton Bosworth Brandon
Arthur Lee Burner
William Lee Carr Jr.
James Junior George
James Rush Hickman
William Keith Hickman
Bert C. Kines
Cecil Wilbert Kittle Jr.
Claude C. McDaniel
Nelson Newman
Robert Ray Perry
Woodrow Carmen Radcliffe
Robert James Ritter
Hoy B. Rosier
Donald Francis Schnably
Harry Huling Simon
Edsel W. Simons
Waitman George Simons
Roger Lee Simpson

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History