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Putnam County

May 15, 2013 Permanent settlement of Putnam County began along the bottom land of the Kanawha River and its tributaries around 1800. more »»

Raleigh County

May 15, 2013 The rugged terrain plus the lack of navigable streams and roads made early develop difficult in the area of West Virginia that would become Raleigh Count. more »»

Randolph County

May 15, 2013 The rugged Randolph area was first settled by Robert Files and David Tygart and their families around 1753. more »»

Ritchie County

May 15, 2013 Hilly Ritchie County is located in the west central part of West Virginia. more »»

Roane County

May 15, 2013 Roane County is located in the West Central part of the state and is between the Little Kanawha and Kanawha rivers. more »»

Summers County

May 15, 2013 Early settlers arrived in the Summers County region as early as 1770. For decades however, growth in the county was limited to self-sufficient family farms because the region was so remote. more »»

Taylor County

May 15, 2013 Taylor County is a located in the north-central part of the state and is one of the smallest counties in the state. It was formed in 1844 from parts of Harrison, Barbour and Marion counties. more »»

Tucker County

May 15, 2013 Tucker County was first settled around 1772 by two brothers, Thomas and Jon Parsons, who built their homestead along the Cheat Rive. more »»

Tyler County

May 15, 2013 Tyler County is located in the northwest section of West Virginia along the Ohio River. The county was settled around 1792 and was created from Ohio County in 1814. more »»

Upshur County

May 15, 2013 Upshur County is located in the hilly central part of West Virginia. The first settlers to the area were John and Samuel Pringle. The two were deserters from the English Army at Fort Pitt. more »»

Wayne County

May 15, 2013 Wayne County is at the the most western of all West Virginia counties and is lays along both The Big Sandy and Ohio rivers. more »»

Webster County

May 15, 2013 Adam Stroud, who came to the region in about 1769, is believed to be the first white settler in the Webster area. more »»

Wetzel County

May 15, 2013 Wetzel County forms the base of West Virginia's northern panhandle and features both bottom land along the Ohio River and rough and hilly are. more »»

Wirt County

May 15, 2013 Located in west central West Virginia, Wirt County was created in 1848 from parts of Jackson and Wood counties. more »»

Wood County

May 15, 2013 Wood County is located along the western edge of the state and is bordered by the Ohio River and is bisected by the Little Kanawaha River. more »»

Wyoming County

May 15, 2013 The Mingo, Shawnee and Wyandotte Indians once used the Wyoming County area for hunting. The first white settlers moved into the area in 1799. more »»

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