Communities, Towns, and Area Histories

The City of Shinnston, onlineThe official website for Shinnston, West Virginia. Gives a brief area history; lists community

Clarksburg, WV : Official Clarksburg website, with community calendar and more

City Guide- Clarksburg

Town of Nutter Fort, online

City of Salem, online: Community information from the Salem Chamber of Commerce.

Harrison County Courthouse:  Article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram

Covered Bridges of Harrison County: Information on the two remaining covered bridges in Harrison County, 
  Simpson Creek and Fletcher.

History of Harrison County West Virginia:  By Henry Haymond, 1910; online at Google books!

Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia: by James Morton
         Callahan, 1912; Google books.

A history of the Seventh day Baptists in West Virginia:  By Corliss Fitz Randolph, 1905; Google books.

Chronicles of Border Warfare, or a History of the Settlement by Whites of North-Western Virginia,
      and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that section of the state:  By Alexander Scott Withers, 1895; 
        online at Google books.

History of West Virginia:  By Virgil Anson Lewis, 1887; online at Google books.

Chalkleys : Harrison County was a part of Augusta County and the Augusta District from 1739-1776. 
                  Chalkleys' records include Harrison Co residents during that time period.

Hardesty's 1882 Biographical Atlas of Harrison County: Hardesty's early history of the following  Magisterial Districts of
  Harrison County, includes list of early settlers:
  Clay District, Grant District, Elk District, Ten-Mile  District, and Eagle District.

History of Anmoore:  Article from Clarksburg Exponent Telegram, 3/22/2000.

History of Bristol, WV and Bristol United Methodist Church:  Donated by William Boggess

History of Brown, WV:  by Lowell Smith; donated by Diane Zimmerman.

History of Good Hope Community

Indian Cave at Good Hope- Article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram

Early settlers of Isaac's Creek- article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram

Historical Comments on the Maken community, 1830 1926: by Susan Ritter Lynch; donated by William S. Boggess.

Life at Lynchburg (Maken), ca1900:  By Paul E. Maxwell; transcribed by William Boggess.

Harrison Co pioneers to receive headstones:  Article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram; Donated by William Boggess,

History of Prospect Valley, Eagle District

History of Prospect Valley by William E. Piggot:  from "History of Prospect Valley", by Nattie B. Cooper, 1879 - 1951.

Rinehart, WV, ca 1920:  Names of residents of Rinehart, WV, found on a quilt made by Ira & Martha Harbert in the 1920's. 
      Submitted by Barb Charles.

Bethyl Society Class Book:  List of Bethyl Society class members from 1856-1866. 
       Donated by George Van Syckel and Garrett Graham.

Broad Oaks United Methodist Church: Article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram 

Christ Episcopal Church - Article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram

Point Pleasant Methodist Church- by Susan Ritter Lynch, 1953; Donated by William Boggess.

Point Pleasant Methodist Church- Article from the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Donated by William Boggess.

Point Pleasant Cemetery Restoration- by William Boggess.

History of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarksburg

History of Ten Mile Baptist Church: Donated by Mariana Zuelsdorf

History of West Milford Methodist Episcopal Church-  Article from Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram

History of Upper Indian Run grade school:   Article that appeared in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram, August 20, 2000; 
          Donated by Mariana Zuelsdorf. 

Harrison County History:  Brief history of Harrison County.

West Virginia Harrison Co  Histories Homepage:  Listing of history books published about Harrison County.

List of local histories for Harrison County:  by Karen Griggs. This is a listing of histories written about different communities
         of Harrison County, as well as general county history.

Notes from the Clarksburg Telegram newspaper, January 20 through April 28, 1893:
        Transcribed & donated by Nanci Headley Kotowski

Notes from the Clarksburg Telegram newspaper, May 5 through August 25, 1893 Issues:
        Transcribed & donated by Nanci Headley Kotowski

Notes from the Clarksburg Telegram newspaper, 9/18/1896 12/11/1896:  Transcribed  & donated by 
          Nanci Headley Kotowski

Polk's Clarksburg Directory, 1921, including directories for Shinnston, Bridgeport, and Wilsonburg.

Distant Cousin's transcription of the Clarksburg 1923 business directory; thanks, Steve, for the link!

1958 Telephone Directory, Clarksburg, WV; partial listing:  Transcribed & donated by Susan Ritter

Graduating class of 1900, Clarksburg Colored School:  Transcribed & donated by Nanci Headley Kotowski.

Unidis High School, West Milford, graduating class of 1926.  Transcribed & donated by Nanci Kotowski.

Washington Irving High School- Article from the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram

Harrison County Poor House information:  Article that appeared in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram, 11/17/2002.

The Shinnston Tornado

The Shinnston Tornado:  Article from the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram, 6/23/2000

WV Coal Mines - Special WVGenWeb project on the Coal Mines of WV.

WV Mine Disasters, 1884 - Present - Listing of date, mine, company, number of casualties, and nature of accident.

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