Mingo County


Population 2010 Census: 3,191
Median Age: 47.1 years

Courthouse: Completed 1966
Architect: William B. Frampton and Walter S. Donati

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Formed: 1895
Named: For the Indian tribe of which Logan was chief.
County Seat: Williamson
Land in Square Miles: 423.11
Population 2010 Census: 26,839
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 63.4

Primary Sources Online
Matewan Massacre, 1920
Election Fight at Kermit, 1925
Mingo Oak, 1938
Explosion at Burning Springs Colliery Company, 1951
1960 Presidential Campaign in Mingo County

Interview with Matewan officials, circa 1972   (dialup)    (broadband)
Roller skater Bob Webb, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Quilter Cathy Osendot of Kermit, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Hatfield-McCoy Reunion, 2000   (dialup)    (broadband)

Photographs of Schools in Mingo County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Mingo County Legislators
Henry Drury Hatfield
Okey Leonidas Patteson
"Soldier's of the New Empire: The Gaujot Brothers of Mingo County," by Merle T. Cole (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Joseph Adams Jr.
Edgar J. Farley
Charles Henry Grubb
Jesse Muncy
Carl Nichols
Kennie Varney

History of the American Negro Biographies
John Lewis Griffith
Harry Eugene Kingslow
Lloyd Alexander Perkins
Robert Taylor Gleaves Warren
James Malachi Whittico

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History