Monroe County


Population 2010 Census: 565
Median Age: 44.3 years

Courthouse: Completed 1881
Architect: Charles C. Kemble

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Formed: 1799
Named: For James Monroe
County Seat: Union
Land in Square Miles: 472.75
Population 2010 Census: 13,502
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 28.6

Primary Sources Online
Deposition concerning Native American attack on home on Sinking Creek in present-day Monroe County, 1754
Biographical Sketch of Lewis Ballard, 1863
Confederate monument was unveiled at Union, 1901
Christopher Payne

Civil War
Flag Raising at Sweet Springs, 1861
Affairs in Monroe, 1861
Exciting Scenes in the West, 1861
Floyd's Brigade, 1861
Mouth of Indian, Monroe County, 1861
Events in Monroe County, 1862
The Yankees in Monroe County, 1862
Movements at Salt Sulphur, 1862
Skirmish in Monroe County, 1862
Averill's Movements in Western Virginia, 1863
Western Virginia, 1864
Monroe County Union Militia Letters, Folder 33
Monroe County Union Militia Letters, Folder 36

Photographs of Schools in Monroe County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Monroe County Legislators
Forest Hill, Agricultural Extention Community History
Gap Mills, Agricultural Extention Community History
Greenville, Agricultural Extention Community History
Marie, Agricultural Extention Community History
Peterstown, Agricultural Extention Community History
"The Potts Valley Branch Railroad and Tri-State Incline Lumber Operation in West Virginia and Virginia, 1892-1932," by Will Sarvis (West Virginia History)
"The Confederate Postal Service in West Virginia," by Boyd B. Stutler (West Virginia History)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Elwyn Alford Allen
Robert Calvin Perry
Samuel Ralph Smith Jr.
Cook Wikel Jr.

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History