1979 "History of Doddridge County, West
Virginia" Now available on CD
William Calhoun, DC Historical Society, Route 1, Box 3, Greenwood, WV 26360
(Tell Bill you saw it on the Website <G>)
The Doddridge County Historical Society now has the 1979 "History of
Doddridge County, West Virginia" available on CD in Adobe PDF format.
Every page, including the end pages, is there for the viewing, and it is a
Twenty dollars for the CD and five dollars shipping if they mail it to you.
(They are available at the museum in West Union)
Every effort was made to make this CD a quality product. Each page was
scanned, straightened and cleaned up. Since the pages were scanned, text
cannot be copied but pages or portions of pages can be printed.
THE HISTORY OF DODDRIDGE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, 1979, 367 pages. A
Collection of Historical Sketches, Church and Family Histories as Submitted
by Present and Former Residents of Doddridge County. Doddridge Historical
Society, 1979. Limited edition, only 1070 copies printed. Very hard to find.
Once in a great while one will show up on e-bay and go for about $150.00. If
you don't bid that high, Mountain Heritage Books will buy it and sell it
from his St. Marys book store for $325.00.
Besides the 270 pages of family histories, there are chapters on Churches,
Schools, Notable People, Cemeteries, Roads and Railroads, Communities, a lot
of great stories and so much more.
The 1979 "History of Doddridge County, West Virginia"
has been out of print for over twenty-six years.
Doddridge County has a rich
and colorful history. While the area was first settled about 1800,
Doddridge County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly
on February 4, 1845 , with territory contributions from Harrison, Tyler,
Ritchie and Lewis counties.
West Union - Some
wonderful research done by Walt Dotson
Click here for a marvelous compilation of facts and those stories that make
the facts come alive - 6 pages
- Compiled and written
for us by Earl Daugherty
The History of Doddridge County
by Congressman Alan B. Mollohan.
An Early History of Doddridge County
1979 photos of West Union
plus great genealogy pages,
Click to see Kathryn Bassett's
WV Doddridge County History Sources
WV Archives and History
List of West Union Mayors and Town Councilmen
The Doddridge County Historical Society needs
your help in preserving our rich history and heritage.
We are currently working on another ‘Books on CD’ projects The first, "The
History of Doddridge County West Virginia - 1979" is finished. See ordering
information on the right. Produced by Walt Dotson, all proceeds go to
the Doddridge County Historical Society.
We need your help putting together the second, “A Photographic History of
This project was inspired by the work of Alton Childers. More than 30 years
ago, the first of Alton's “Mostly about Ourselves” columns was published in
the old West Union Record. With the help of the citizens of Doddridge
County, Alton dug up and saved hundreds of photos and stories of early
Doddridge County. We would like to find as many of these old photos as
possible and scan them for this project.
We would also like to have any other pictures or history of any Doddridge
County buildings, landmarks, railroads, bridges, schools, hospitals, stores,
places of interest, or events you want to share.
This project will be impossible without your help. We want to include
photographs and history of all communities.
Anyone having pictures (photographs, postcards, other images, or unpublished
histories) of Doddridge County who wants to donate them to the Historical
Society, we would love to have them. If you want to keep them in your family
we still hope you will share them with us. You can scan them (200-300 dpi)
and e-mail them to us at DoddridgeHistory@AOL.COM or you can contact the
Doddridge County Historical Society and we will arrange to have them copied
at your convenience.
Suzanne Hadley - 304-643-4880
Walter Dotson - 330-354-3949
Doddridge County Historical Society located in West
Calhoun. Route 1, Box 3; Greenwood, WV 26360.
Janet Sheets. Route 1, Box 43 A-2; Greenwood, WV 26360.
Doddridge County Museum / Old County Jail
2005 Photo courtesy of Walter Dotson
West Union Main Street circa
1920 ~ click to enlarge
Photo Courtesy of Kathryn Bassett / Graphics work Walt Dotson
Doddridge WV Maps
Doddridge County Genealogy Links
Doddridge County Veterans
Doddridge Who's Who
Doddridge County History
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