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Encyclopedia > Mineral County, West Virginia
Mineral County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Mineral County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Statistics
Formed 1866
Seat Keyser
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

852 km² (329 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
4 km² (1 mi²), 0.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,078
32/km² 
Website: www.mineralcountywv.com

Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is included in the 'Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area'. As of 2000, the population was 27,078. Its county seat is Keyser6. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Allegany County founded 1787 incorporated 1815 Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Area    - City 23. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

Pre-Colonial History

The first native settlers in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands were the Mound Builders, also known as the Adena people. Remnants of the Mound Builder's civilization have been found throughout West Virginia. In 1722 the Iroquois surrendered their claims to land in the eastern panhandle. Potomac Highlands The Potomac Highlands of West Virginia is the root of the Eastern Panhandle, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... This article is about mound-building birds. ... An Adena pipe excavated from the Criel Mound The Adena culture was a Pre-Columbian Native American culture that existed from c. ... // Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... The Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee, also known as the League of Peace and Power, Five Nations, or Six Nations) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. ...


Colonial Virginia History

John Lederer, a German physician and explorer employed by Sir William Berkeley, colonial governor of Virginia, is believed to be the first Englishman to set foot in present-day Mineral County. He explored the area in 1669. John Lederer, was a doctor and an explorer of the Appalachian Mountains. ... Sir William Berkeley (1605/1606-1677) was a governor of Virginia, appointed by King Charles I, of whom he was a favourite. ... // Events Samuel Pepys stopped writing his diary. ...


The first recorded grants of land in West Virginia are made to Isaac and John Van Meter in 1730. This was in the Frankfort district of Mineral County. Events Pope Clement XII elected September 17 - Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed III (1703-1730) to Mahmud I (1730-1754) Anna Ivanova (Anna I of Russia) became czarina Births April 16 - Henry Clinton, British general (d. ...


In 1749 the first frontier fort, Fort Ohio, is built at Ridgeley. Fort Ashby is constructed in 1755, and is the last standing unit in the chain of forts built under the orders of George Washington. Fort Sellers was built near present day Short Gap, and Fort Cocke near Headsville. Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... Fort Ohio was a stockade fort, was erected by Job Pearsall in 1749 on the present site of Ridgeley, West Virginia. ... Ridgeley is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Fort Ashby Fort Ashby is located in Fort Ashby, West Virginia. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... FORT SELLERS Was a small stockade on the east side of Pattersons Creek at the conflunce with the Potomac River, in Franklin District, in present day Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Short Gap is located at the intersections of WV 956 and WV 28 The zip code for Short Gap, WV: 26726 Categories: Cities in West Virginia | Mineral County, West Virginia | Unincorporated communities in West Virginia ... FORT COCKE was a stockade, made of wooden palisades up stream from Fort Ashby. ... The town of Headsville is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...


In 1750 a frontier Blockhouse, New Creek Blockhouse, was built about 1 mile west of New Creek to protect local settlers. Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... New Creek Blockhouse, was built about 1 mile west of New Creek to protect local settlers in 1750. ... New Creek lies in Mineral County, West Virginia and Grant County, West Virginia, it is the 3rd major tributary to the Potomac Rivers north branch. ...


Prior to 1738 the present Orange County, Virginia, situated on the cast side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, included all of Virginia west of the Blue Ridge. In that year, the Virginia Assembly passed an act dividing this territory into two counties: Frederick and Augusta. Hampshire County was formed from those two counties in 1753 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Virginia State History 1776 to 1863

Ultimately Hardy County in 1785 and part of Morgan County in 1820 were formed from Hampshire County. 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


West Virginia History 1863 to Present

It was not until after West Virginia became a state in 1863 that the present Mineral County came into existence. Mineral County was created in 1866 by an Act of the West Virginia Legislature from the existing Hampshire County. The name was selected due to the vast reserves of minerals, especially coal.


Historical sites

Saddle Mountain as viewed from the Skyline Overlook
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Saddle Mountain as viewed from the Skyline Overlook

Image File history File links Saddle-mtn. ... Image File history File links Saddle-mtn. ... The Carskadon Mansion is located in Keyser, West Virginia, overlooks US 220, is the former residence of Thomas R. Carskadon, an influential Mineral County, West Virginia farmer and political leader. ... Claysville Church Located at the intersection of the Northwestern Turnpike(Now US 50) and WV Rt. ... The Log House of Claysville is located in Mineral County, West Virginia Nearby on WV Route 93 sits a 200-year-old log house which has served as a residence and a way station for changing horses carrying the mail from Keyser, West Virginia to Petersburg, West Virginia. ... Fort Ashby Fort Ashby is located in Fort Ashby, West Virginia. ... FORT COCKE was a stockade, made of wooden palisades up stream from Fort Ashby. ... Fort Ohio was a stockade fort, was erected by Job Pearsall in 1749 on the present site of Ridgeley, West Virginia. ... FORT SELLERS Was a small stockade on the east side of Pattersons Creek at the conflunce with the Potomac River, in Franklin District, in present day Mineral County, West Virginia. ... For the passenger train, see Nancy Hanks (passenger train). ... New Creek Blockhouse, was built about 1 mile west of New Creek to protect local settlers in 1750. ... Elevation cross-section of US 50 between Romney and Gormania, WV US 50 follows the Northwestern Turnpikes path. ... Built in 1738 about 30 farms were established as part of Lord Fairfaxs 9,000 acre Patterson Creek Manor near present day Burlington, WV. Categories: West Virginia geography stubs | Northwestern Turnpike | Mineral County, West Virginia ... Saddle Mountain as viewed from the Skyline Overlook Saddle Mountain is actually a section of Knobly Mountain in Mineral County, West Virginia It is so named for shape. ... Travelers Rest (with variations of Travellers and use of apostrophe) can refer to: Travelers Rest, South Carolina, a city located in Greenville County. ... Weavers Antique Service Station is a restored gas station reminiscent of the 1940s, located in Burlington, West Virginia at the intersection of the Northwestern Turnpike (also known as U.S. Highway 50) and Pattersons Creek Road. ... Wind Lea as viewed from the B&O Main Line Wind Lea was built in 1815 by Edward McCarty and his sons and is the oldest building in Keyser. ...

Notable people from Mineral County

John Ashby was Colonel in the Virginia Militia During the French and Indian war there was a siege at present day Fort Ashby, West Virginia. ... Woodrow Wilson Barr was born in Keyser, West Virginia, June 8, 1918, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942. ... Thomas Carskadon (1837-1906) from Keyser, West Virginia was the Prohibition candiditate for Govenor of West Virginia in 1884 and again in 1888. ... Henry Gassaway Davis (16 November 1823 - March 11, 1916) was a U.S. Democratic politician from West Virginia. ... Thomas Beall Davis (1828-1911) of Keyser, WV Born in Baltimore, MD, April 25, 1828. ... Spc. ... Henry Louis Skip Gates Jr. ... For the passenger train, see Nancy Hanks (passenger train). ... Jonah E. Kelley (April 13, 1923 - January 31, 1945 was a US Army Staff Sergeant from Keyser, West Virginia who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. ... John Martin Kruk (born February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia, raised in Keyser, West Virginia in Mineral County the states Eastern Panhandle) is an American former Major League Baseball player. ... Leo Mazzone (born October 16, 1948 in Keyser, West Virginia) is a former pitcher in minor league baseball and a coach in Major League Baseball. ... Steve Jack Rollins was a resident of Keyser, West Virginia and co-writer of Frosty the Snowman in 1950. ... William Edward Shuck, Jr. ... President Harry S. Truman at the mic, left Harley O. Staggers & Alben W. Barkley. ... Harley O. Buckey Staggers, Jr. ...

See also

USS Barr (APD-39) USS Barr (DE-576/APD-39), originally a Buckley-class destroyer escort, and later a Charles Lawrence-class high speed transport of the United States Navy named for Pvt. ...


Government

County Commission

Mineral County is governed by a three member commission, one member to be elected every two years to a six year term of office. The County Commission, as the governing body, is responsible for the fiscal affairs and general administration of county government. The County Commission does not possess inherent rights of self government but are creations of the State with the authority to carry out those functions specified by the WV Constitution or by legislative enactment. In local government in the United States, a county commission is a group of elected officials charged with adminstering the county government. ...

  • County Coordinator:
    • Michael C. Bland, appointed
  • Secretary:
    • Rhonda L. Flanagan, appointed
  • Appointed Commissions
    • Planning Commission - Administers ordences involved with land use and construction.
      • Clyde Burdock - Chairperson
    • Development Authority - Administers Industrial Parks, and seeks news business to the county.
      • OPEN - Chairperson

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Office of Assessor

WV CODE 11-3-10 requires that you report in writing all taxable property owned by you to the Assessor between July 1 to October 1. Failure to file will result in a penalty along with difficulty in obtaining vehicle and boat licenses. Assessor as evaluator An assessor is an expert that calculates the amounts to be paid or assessed for tax or insurance purposes. ...

  • Assessor:
    • Rose Anne Hanna-Maine, Republican: term ending 2009

2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Office of Circuit Clerk

The Ciruit Clerk is responsible for the following.

  • Circuit Clerk
    • Mary Margaret Rinehart, Republican: term ending 2009

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County Clerk

The Clerk is elected to a six year term with the right to succeed himself/herself. The primary duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of the County Commission may be identified as two basic functions: The term county clerk has been commonly applied, in several English-speaking countries, to an influential employee of a county administration. ...

  • (1) to act as clerk (fiscal officer, secretary) of the County Commission, and
  • (2) to act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments to be filed and recorded within the county. The official books and papers of the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission are considered permanent public records.

The County Clerk shall have the custody of all deeds and other papers presented for record in their counties and they shall be preserved therein. They shall have jurisdiction in all matters of probate, the appointment and qualification of personal representatives, guardians, committees, curators and the settlement of their accounts. The Clerk shall have custody of all election records, payroll and budgetary accounting, and accounts payable. The legislature sets the recording fees.


Hunting & Fishing licenses and Marriage license applications are available in the County Clerk's Office also.

  • County Clerk:
    • Isaac "Sonny" Alt, Republican, term ending 2011

Source Mineral County Commission 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


State Representatives

House of Delegates

The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature. ... Robert Schadler is a West Virginia House of Delegates Member from the 49th District which represents Mineral County. ... Allen V. Evans West Virginia House of Delegates Member from the 48th District which represents Mineral County & Grant County. ... Ruth Rowan is a is an American politician from West Virginia. ...

Senate

The West Virginia Senate is the upper house of the West Virginia Legislature. ... Sarah Minear is a West Virginia state senator from the 14th District which represents part or all of the following counties: Grant County, Mineral County, Preston County, Taylor County, and Tucker County. ... Jon Blair Hunter is a Democtratic West Virginia state senator from the 14th District, which represents Grant County, Mineral County, Preston County, Taylor County, and Tucker County. ...

Economic development

Mineral County Development Authority, The mission of the Mineral County Development Authority shall be to enhance the welfare of the citizens of Mineral County by promoting and assisting the recruiting, startup, growth and prosperity of responsible business and industry within the County.


Contact: Mineral County Development Authority Executive Director Route 3, Box 3048 Keyser, WV 26726 Phone 304-788-3383 Fax 304-788-0481


Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, The mission of the Mineral Country Chamber of Commerce is to stimulate and enhance the business environment and quality of life in Mineral County.


Contact: Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 1 Grand Central Park Keyser, West Virginia 26726 Phone (304) 788-2513 Fax (304) 788-3887


Industrial parks

Keyser Industrial Park is located next to Keyser, West Virginia Highway access is via WV Route 46 East of Keyser. The park is 18 miles from Interstate 68. Rail service inside the park is provided by CSX. Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...


Fort Ashby Business and Technology Park is located near Fort Ashby, West Virginia Highway access is via WV Route 46 West of Fort Ashby. The park is 16 miles from Interstate 68. The park is fully wired for fiber optic communications, along with a 60 foot Wireless Internet Tower. Fort Ashby is a census-designated place located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...


Education

Colleges

Potomac State College a two year school is located in the county seat of Keyser, West Virginia on the site of Civil War Fort Fuller. Potomac State College of West Virginia University is the states only residential junior college. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College holds classes at Mineral Counties Vocational and Technical School. Categories: Stubs | Mineral County, West Virginia ...


High schools

Frankfort High School located near Short Gap Frankfort High School is located at 328 Shelby Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. ... Short Gap is located at the intersections of WV 956 and WV 28 The zip code for Short Gap, WV: 26726 Categories: Cities in West Virginia | Mineral County, West Virginia | Unincorporated communities in West Virginia ...


Keyser High School located south of Keyser Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 852 km² (329 mi²). 849 km² (328 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.43%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links US_50. ... United States Highway 50 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_220. ... U.S. Highway 220 is a 680 mile long spur route of U.S. Highway 20 (although the two never intersect). ... Image File history File links WV-28. ... This West Virginia route article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the West Virginia Routes WikiProject. ... Image File history File links WV-42. ... West Virginia Route 42 is a north-south route running from Grant County into Mineral County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... Image File history File links WV-46. ... West Virginia Route 46 is a West Virginia State Highway; it lies largely within Mineral County, but also travels through Allegany County, Maryland. ... Image File history File links WV-93. ... West Virginia Route 93 is an east-west route running from Tucker County into Mineral County. ...

Adjacent Counties

Allegany County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Maryland. ...

Mountains

The northern terminus of the Allegheny Front in West Virginia lies in Mineral County, and contains the highest point in the county. Known as the Pinnacle it is 3,104 feet above sea level. From the abandon fire tower you can see 4 states on a clear day, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. The Allegheny Front is the largest mountain in the county, on the north end it is also known as Green Mountain. On top of the Allegheny Plateau is located the town of Elk Garden, West Virginia in the southwestern portion of the county. The Potomac River Valley lies to west and north of the mountain, and the New Creek Valley lies to the east. The Allegheny Front is an escarpment delineating the eastern edge of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ... Elk Garden is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... New Creek lies in Mineral County, West Virginia and Grant County, West Virginia, it is the 3rd major tributary to the Potomac Rivers north branch. ...


Knobly Mountain lies between the New Creek and Patterson Creek valleys. It is the longest mountain in Mineral County stretching from the Grant County line in the south to the Potomac River in the north at Ridgeley, West Virginia. Knobly Mountain is a part of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians, located in Mineral and Grant counties, West Virginia, in the United States. ... Ridgeley is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...


To the east of the Pattersons Creek Valley lie a series of low hills which form the eastern border of the county with Hampshire County. Hampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...


Rivers

  • North Branch of the Potomac River is the largest river, though not actually in the county. It forms the northern border of the county and the state border with actual border being the low water mark on the south side. Jennings Randolph Lake is located on this section of the Potomac River.

The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Jennings Randolph Lake is a constructed lake located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia approximately eight miles upstream of Bloomington, Maryland, and approximately five miles north of Elk Garden, West Virginia. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... New Creek lies in Mineral County, West Virginia and Grant County, West Virginia, it is the 3rd major tributary to the Potomac Rivers north branch. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pattersons Creek enters the Potomac River east of Cumberland, Maryland with the headwaters being in Grant County, West Virginia. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Allegany County founded 1787 incorporated 1815 Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Area    - City 23. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ...

Minerals

Mineral County is the eastern most West Virginia county with coal deposits. No coal is found east of the Allegheny Front, and coal mining is only found on top of the Allegheny Plateau. Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... The Allegheny Front is an escarpment delineating the eastern edge of the Allegheny Mountains. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ...


Natural gas is found east of the Allegheny Front as well as iron ore deposits. The county no longer produces iron, but several abanodon iron furnaces from the 19th century still exist. Natural gas is commonly referred to as gas. ... This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... A bloomery is a type of furnace once widely used for smelting iron from its oxides. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,078 people, 10,784 households, and 7,710 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (83/mi²). There were 12,094 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.16% White, 2.55% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 10,784 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,149, and the median income for a family was $37,866. Males had a median income of $32,337 versus $20,090 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,384. About 11.50% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.10% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and districts

Incorporated

Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Piedmont is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Ridgeley is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Carpendale is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Elk Garden is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...

Unincorporated

The town of Antioch is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Barnum is an unincorporated town in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Barnum lies on the North Branch Potomac River along a line of the Western Maryland Railroad no longer in operation. ... Beryl, West Virginia a once thriving town, but homes and properties were slowly purchased over the years by Westvaco paper company. ... The town of Blaine is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Burlington, WV is located along US 50 also known as the Northwestern Turnpike where it crosses Pattersons Creek The zip code for Burlington, WV: 26710 This article is a stub. ... Champwood is an unincorporated community on Patterson Creek in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Champwood lies along West Virginia Route 46. ... Claysville, West Virginiais located at the intersection of WV 93 and US 50. ... Cross, West Virginia lies atop the Allegheny Plateau in the western part of Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Dans Run is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Emoryville is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Emoryville has also been known throughout its history as Emery, Emory, Switch Back, and Switch Back Station. ... Forge Hill is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Forge Hill lies to the northeast of the City of Keyser on a hill of the same name overlooking the North Branch Potomac River. ... Fort Ashby is a census-designated place located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Hampshire is an unincorporated town on the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Hartmansville is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hartmansville lies along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Highway 50) near the Grant County line. ... The town of Headsville is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Laurel Dale is an unincorporated community on New Creek in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Limestone is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. Limestone lies to the east of Keyser along the western flanks of Knobly Mountain. ... Markwood, WV is located along US 50/US 220 also known as the Northwestern Turnpike in the Mill Creek Valley west of Burlington, West Virginia. ... Nethkin is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. Nethkin lies to the east of Elk Garden. ... The town of New Creek is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Oakmont is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. Oakmont is located on Abram Creek. ... Patterson Creek is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. It lies at the northeastern end of the county, and is named for Patterson Creek which empties into the North Branch Potomac River here. ... Reeses Mill is an unincorporated community on Patterson Creek in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. Reeses Mill is home to Camp Minco. ... Rocket Center shares a Zip Code with Keyser, West Virginia but is located 15 miles north along the Potomac River. ... Russelldale is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. Russelldale is located on Patterson Creek Mountain to the east of Patterson Creek. ... Short Gap is located at the intersections of WV 956 and WV 28 The zip code for Short Gap, WV: 26726 Categories: Cities in West Virginia | Mineral County, West Virginia | Unincorporated communities in West Virginia ... Saddle Mountain as viewed from the Skyline Overlook Skyline, West Virginia is located at the intersection of WV 42 and US 50. ... Sulphur City is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA. Sulphur City is located along West Virginia Route 42. ... Wagoner is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Wiley Ford is a census-designated place located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...

Districts

  • Elk District
  • New Creek District
  • Welton District
  • Frankfort District
  • Cabin Run District
  • Piedmont Independent District

Travel and toursim

Transportation

The Greater Cumberland Regional Airport (IATA: CBE, ICAO: KCBE) is a public airport located in the town of Wiley Ford (population 1,095) in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Allegany County founded 1787 incorporated 1815 Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Area    - City 23. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ridgeley is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... United States Highway 50 is an east-west United States highway. ... Elevation cross-section of US 50 between Romney and Gormania, WV US 50 follows the Northwestern Turnpikes path. ... U.S. Highway 220 is a 680 mile long spur route of U.S. Highway 20 (although the two never intersect). ... West Virginia Route 28 is a north-south route. ... West Virginia Route 42 is a north-south route running from Grant County into Mineral County. ... West Virginia Route 46 is unique as West Virginia State Highways go; as it lies largely within Mineral County, but also travels through Allegany County, Maryland. ... West Virginia Route 93 is a east-west route running from Tucker County into Mineral County. ... West Virginia Route 956 is a connector route. ... West Virginia Route 972 is a connector route. ... Corridor O is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System and mainly follows the path of US 220 and I-99. ... AHDS is part of the Appalachian Regional Commission History In 1964, the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission (PARC) reported to Congress that economic growth in Appalachia would not be possible until the Region’s isolation had been overcome. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ... Corridor H is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System and is also known as US 48. ...

Parks and public recreational attractions

Larenim Park

  • Owned by the Mineral County Commission and operated by Parks and Recreation, the park size is 365 acres. Includes two pavilions with 10 tables, an amphitheatre with seating capacity of 600. One Little League field and one softball field. Fishing Areas; 2-flood control dams stocked by WVDNR (5 acres and 2.5 acres). All 365 acres are open to public hunting by permit. Approximately five miles of trails. An arboretum is under construction at Larenim to include a Shale Barrens Conservancy. Larenim Park is also home to the local theatre group, McNeill's Rangers.

Barnum Whitewater Area // The name amphitheatre (alternatively amphitheater) is given to a public building of the Classical period (being particularly associated with ancient Rome) which was used for spectator sports, games and displays. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...

  • Owned by Mineral County with size of approximately 40 acres. Includes four miles of rail/trail. This area has approximately one mile of river frontage on the North Branch of the Potomac River below Jennings Randolph Lake, along the old CSX railway. It is one of the best trout streams in West Virginia and also provides seven miles of whitewater rafting and canoeing for the entire family to enjoy. Public hunting permitted on surrounding state lands.

MINCO Park The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...

  • Owned by the Mineral County Board of Education, Minco Park's size is 13.5 acres. Its' facilities include two pavilions with 50 picnic tables, nine cabins, a dining field, a chapel, meeting room, and bath/shower facilities.

Van Myra Campground

  • Owned by the State of West Virginia and leased by Mineral County, the campground area is 10 acres. Three picnic tables, four mini-pavilions, and picnic area only comprise this facility.

Dam Site #21

  • Owned by Mineral County, 178 acres, with no facilities. Fishing 10 acres flood control dam.

Jennings Randolph Lake

  • Jennings Randolph Lake named for Senator Jennings Randolph near Elk Garden offers extensive recreational opportunity with its 952 acres and more than 13 miles of shoreline. Howell Run Picnic Area overlooks the lake and contains 40 picnic sites, two pavilions, a playground and vault toilets. The Howell Run Boat Launch consists of a two lane concrete ramp. the Robert W. Craig Campground is situated on a high ridge overlooking the dam site and features 87 campsites, potable water, hot showers, vault toilets and a playground. A 3/4 mile long interpretive trail has been developed in the area. The West Virginia Overlook area contains a two tier Visitor Center. Waffle Rock, a unique natural rock formation, can also be viewed from the Overlook.

Jennings Randolph Lake is a constructed lake located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia approximately eight miles upstream of Bloomington, Maryland, and approximately five miles north of Elk Garden, West Virginia. ... Jennings Randolph (March 8, 1902–May 8, 1998) was an American politician from West Virginia. ...

West Virginia state lands

Open to public hunting; no marked trails, but includes several miles of old logging roads. Size: 4,800 acres. Facilities: none


Hunting and fishing licenses are required throughout the state. Non-resident licenses, including short-term licenses for state recreational areas, may be obtained from nearly 800 license agents in the state. Hunting and fishing regulations are available from the Division of Natural Resources, 304-558-2771. License application forms may be obtained by calling 304-558-2758. A special stamp is required to hunt or fish on national forest lands.


Golf courses - public

Polish Pines - Privately owned, 9 Holes, Club House Mill Creek - Privately owned, 9 Holes, Club House


Swimming pools - public

City of Keyser - One Pool open to public City of Piedmont - One Pool open to public

Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
Counties

Berkeley | Grant | Hampshire | Hardy | Jefferson | Mineral | Morgan | Pendleton Image File history File links EasternPanhandleWV.PNG Summary The counties of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia colored in green. ... Eastern panhandle The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Berkeley County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Hardy County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ...

Communities

Bayard | Berkeley Springs | Bolivar | Capon Bridge | Carpendale | Charles Town | Elk Garden | Franklin | Harpers Ferry | Hedgesville | Keyser | Martinsburg | Moorefield | Paw Paw | Petersburg | Piedmont | Ridgeley | Romney | Shepherdstown | Wardensville List of communities in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Bayard is a town located in Grant County, West Virginia. ... Bath (Berkeley Springs) is a town in Morgan County, West Virginia. ... Bolivar is a town located in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... Capon Bridge is a town located in Hampshire County, West Virginia along the Northwestern Turnpike (US 50) west of Winchester. ... Carpendale is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Location Location of Charles Town in West Virginia Coordinates , Government Country   State     County United States   West Virginia     Jefferson Peggy Smith Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 3. ... Elk Garden is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Franklin is a town located in Pendleton County, West Virginia. ... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 1865. ... Hedgesville is a town located in Berkeley County in the U.S. state of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Moorefield is a town in Hardy County, West Virginia, USA. Moorefield is the county seat of Hardy County. ... Paw Paw is a town located in Morgan County, West Virginia. ... Petersburg is a city located in Grant County, West Virginia. ... Piedmont is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Ridgeley is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Early 20th Century view of Romney The Old Hampshire County Courthouse (c. ... Shepherdstown is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 803. ... Wardensville is a town in Hardy County, West Virginia, United States. ...

Attractions

Appalachian National Scenic Trail | Berkeley Springs State Park | Cacapon Resort State Park | Cacapon River | Capon Springs | Charles Town Races & Slots | Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | Fort Ashby | Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches | George Washington National Forest | Harpers Ferry National Historical Park | Indian Mound Cemetery | Jennings Randolph Lake | Lost River | Lost River State Park | Monongahela National Forest | Mount Storm Lake | Northwestern Turnpike | Potomac River | Potomac State College | Seneca Rocks | Shenandoah River | Shepherdstown National Historic District | Shepherd University | Sleepy Creek Lake | Smoke Hole Caverns | South Branch Potomac River | Spruce Knob | Summit Point Motorsports Park | The Trough | Trout Pond | Tuscarora Trail | Washington Heritage Trail The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. ... Berkeley Springs State Park is a state park located in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. ... Cacapon Resort State Park received its name from being located in the shadows of the wide expanse of Cacapon Mountain. ... The Cacapon River, located in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region, is a beautiful and scenic river known for its outstanding fishing, boating, wildlife, and scenery. ... Capon Springs, West Virginia, is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Charles Town Races & Slots is a private gambling facility located in West Virginia. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is a National Park Service_managed National Historical Park in northern Maryland that was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961. ... Fort Ashby Fort Ashby is located in Fort Ashby, West Virginia. ... The Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches are battle trenches originally dug between 1861 and 1862 and lined with chestnut logs by the Confederate artillery during the American Civil War to defend the approaches to Romney on the Northwestern Turnpike and the South Branch Potomac River. ... The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that combine to form one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern United States They cover 1. ... Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. ... Indian Mound Cemetery Indian Mound Cemetery is a cemetery located along the Northwestern Turnpike (US 50) on a bluff overlooking the South Branch Potomac River in Romney. ... Jennings Randolph Lake is a constructed lake located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia approximately eight miles upstream of Bloomington, Maryland, and approximately five miles north of Elk Garden, West Virginia. ... The Lost River is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Hardy County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region. ... Lost River State Park Lost River State Park is an array of recreational facilities located in Hardy County, West Virginia four miles west of WV 259 near the community of Mathias. ... The Monongahela National Forest is a national forest located in eastern West Virginia, within the portion of the Allegheny Mountains that includes the Allegheny Front and the western portion of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians. ... Mount Storm Lake (New Stony River Reservoir) is a 1,200 acre (4. ... Elevation cross-section of US 50 between Romney and Gormania, WV US 50 follows the Northwestern Turnpikes path. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Potomac State College of West Virginia University is the states only residential junior college. ... Seneca Rocks is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia along WV 28 in the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. ... Shenandoah River Watershed Canoeing on the Shenandoah River, near Winchester, Virginia This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... Shepherdstown is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 803. ... Shepherd University is a small state-supported college in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. ... Sleepy Creek Lake is a 205 acre impoundment of the Meadow Branch of Sleepy Creek in Berkeley County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... Smoke Hole Caverns are a system of picturesque caverns in West Virgina. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Spruce Knob, at 4,863 feet (1482 m), is the highest point in the state of West Virginia, U.S., and the tallest mountain in the Allegheny Mountains. ... The Summit Point Motorsports Park logo. ... The Trough is a natural landmark located in the Alleghany Mountains of Hampshire and Hardy Counties in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region. ... Trout Pond is the U.S. State of West Virginias only natural lake, located near Wardensville in Hardy County. ... The Tuscarora Trail is a hiking trail that splits off from the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia, passing through Virginia and Maryland, then rejoining the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. ... The Washington Heritage Trail is a 127-mile self-guided driving trail through the easternmost counties of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle: Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan. ...

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Topics

Cities | Towns | Villages | Census-designated places | Governors | Colleges and universities Image File history File links Flag_of_West_Virginia. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... List of cities in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of villages in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of census-designated places in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This is a list of Governors of West Virginia Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of West Virginia ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...

Capital

Charleston Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Official website: www. ...

Regions

Allegheny Mountains | Allegheny Plateau | Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area | Charleston Metropolitan Area | Cumberland Plateau | Eastern Panhandle | North-Central West Virginia | Northern Panhandle | Potomac Highlands | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Southern West Virginia This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ... It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ... The Charleston WV metroploitan area or the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area is the largest metro area in the state of West Virginia. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Eastern panhandle The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... Map of North-Central WV North-Central West Virginia is a region of the U.S. State of West Virginia. ... Northern panhandle The Northern Panhandle is a region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Potomac Highlands The Potomac Highlands of West Virginia is the root of the Eastern Panhandle, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ... Southern West Virginia is a culturally and geographically distinct region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...

Major
cities

Charleston | Huntington | Parkersburg | Wheeling | Morgantown List of cities in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Official website: www. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Parkersburg is the county seat of Wood CountyGR6. ... Downtown Wheeling Different architectural styles, from Mansard to Italianate, make up these townhouses in Wheeling. ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County, West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia and is the principal city of and is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. ...

Smaller
cities

Beckley | Bluefield | Clarksburg | Cross Lanes | Fairmont | Martinsburg | Saint Albans | South Charleston | Teays Valley | Vienna | Weirton List of cities in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Alfred Beckley Beckley is a city in Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA and founded on April 4, 1838. ... Bluefield is a city located in Mercer County, West Virginia. ... Clarksburg is a city located in Harrison County, West Virginia. ... Cross Lanes is an unincorporated census-designated place suburb of Charleston, WV located in Kanawha County, West Virginia. ... Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 19,097 at the 2000 census. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... The Kanawha River in St. ... South Charleston is a city located in Kanawha County, West Virginia. ... Teays Valley is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Putnam County, West Virginia. ... Vienna is a city located in Wood County, West Virginia. ... Weirton is a city located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. ...

Counties

Barbour | Berkeley | Boone | Braxton | Brooke | Cabell | Calhoun | Clay | Doddridge | Fayette | Gilmer | Grant | Greenbrier | Hampshire | Hancock | Hardy | Harrison | Jackson | Jefferson | Kanawha | Lewis | Lincoln | Logan | Marion | Marshall | Mason | McDowell | Mercer | Mineral | Mingo | Monongalia | Monroe | Morgan | Nicholas | Ohio | Pendleton | Pleasants | Pocahontas | Preston | Putnam | Raleigh | Randolph | Ritchie | Roane | Summers | Taylor | Tucker | Tyler | Upshur | Wayne | Webster | Wetzel | Wirt | Wood | Wyoming This is a list of counties in West Virginia: West Virginia county boundaries Barbour County Berkeley County Boone County Braxton County Brooke County Cabell County Calhoun County Clay County Doddridge County Fayette County Gilmer County Grant County Greenbrier County Hampshire County Hancock County Hardy County Harrison County Jackson County Jefferson... Barbour County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Berkeley County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Braxton County is a county located in the central part of the state of West Virginia. ... Brooke County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Cabell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Clay County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Doddridge County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Gilmer County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Greenbrier County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hardy County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Kanawha County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... McDowell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mingo County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Monongalia County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Nicholas County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pleasants County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Preston County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Raleigh County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ritchie County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Roane County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Summers County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Tucker County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Tyler County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Upshur County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wetzel County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wirt County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wood County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wyoming County is located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...


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This was in the Frankfort district of Mineral County.
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Mineral County was created from Hampshire County by an act of the General Assembly on February 1, 1866.
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