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West Virginia geographically belongs to the Mississippi Valley, and the principal rivers, which are the Sandy, Guyandotte, Big and Little Kanawha, and the Monongahela, with its tributaries the Youghiogheny and Cheat, are tributary to the Ohio River, which flows for 300 miles along this state.
West Virginia is richly invested with timber, comprising many varieties of the oak and fir, the hemlock, cedar, laurel, tulip-tree, the fl and white walnuts, hickory, beech, sycamore, elm, maple, birch, white and mountain ash, besides the wild-fruit varieties peculiar to the surrounding states.
West Virginia was organized and became a state during the early years of the Civil War, and was composed of the western and northern counties of the State of Virginia.
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 Charleston, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daniel Boone, who was commissioned a lieutenant colonel of the Kanawha County militia, was elected to serve in 1791 in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Abraham Lincoln declared the northwestern portion of Virginia to be returned to the Union, and on June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state.
In the immediate area are West Virginia State University in Institute and the Marshall University Graduate College, a postgraduate-only branch of Marshall University located in South Charleston.
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 Encyclopedia: West Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
West Virginia broke away from Virginia during the American Civil War and was admitted to the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863.
West Virginia is well drained; its important rivers include the Tug Fork, the Big Sandy River, the New River, the Kanawha, the Little Kanawha, the Cheat, and the Monongahela, all of which find their way to the Ohio.
West Virginia’s climate is generally of the humid continental type, with hot summers (except in the highest areas) and cool to cold winters.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/West-Virginia   (1831 words)

 Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogical Records Information
Kanawha County's formation was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly on November 14, 1788 from parts of Greenbrier and Montgomery counties.
According to the national census of 1800, Kanawha County had 3,239 residents, the 11th largest population of the 13 counties then in existence within the present state of West Virginia.
The county contributed five companies to both the north and the south, with the Kanawha Riflemen, led by a group of prominent Kanawha County citizens, fighting for the south.
www.mywestvirginiagenealogy.com /wv_county/ka.htm   (3262 words)

 Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He was a welfare administrator for the State of West Virginia, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, and the Masonic Lodge, a corporator of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and a violinist.
He was a former employee of Kanawha County Board of Education, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a lifelong resident of Charleston.
He was a native of West Virginia, a retired Navy veteran of World War II, recipient of several medals, a retired employee of the Federal Aviation Administration and a member of Middleham St. Peter's Parish.
www.obitcentral.com /obitsearch/obits/wv/wv-kanawha3.htm   (7251 words)

 EPA Brownfields Assessment Pilots, Kanawha County, WV
Kanawha County is located in the Appalachian region of west central West Virginia.
Under the Pilot, the county will work with the Kelly’s Creek Communities Association (KCCA) to target potential brownfields in these communities, where the perception of contamination from former coal mining is driving away residents and stifling new business and industrial investment.
The county plans to use the West Virginia Abandoned Mine Land Inventory, water quality data provided by the state, community input, and other data sources to prepare an inventory and prioritize sites to be assessed.
www.epa.gov /swerosps/bf/html-doc/akanawha.htm   (419 words)

 Kanawha County history sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This photo, shot from the Kanawha street entrance is of interest at this time due to th construction of the new Kanawha street boulevard which will change the 'front entrance' from Virginia street back to Kanawha street.
Kanawha county was the only one in the state to be given this honor.
While the prohibition forces routed the wets in the counties of Kanawha, Mineral, Randolph and Lewis and no saloon licenses were granted in these counties, the state treasury lost nothing as a result of the temperance wave.
www.wvculture.org /history/counties/kanawha.html   (12310 words)

 Descendants of John Widrom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1867 - 1870 in Monroe County, West Virginia.
1850 - 1854 in Monroe County, West Virginia.
WOODRUM) was born 1849 in Monroe County, (West) Virginia, and died 1919 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
members.aol.com /kaydeecee/KayDeeCee/Woodrum.htm   (1005 words)

 West Virginia, Kanawha County History - SHG Resources
The formation of Kanawha County was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly on November 14, 1788 from parts of Greenbrier and Montgomery counties.
They were captured by Indians at Drapper Meadows, Virginia (now Blacksburg) on July 8, 1755 and taken by the Indians through the county as they made their way to Shawnee Village at Chillicothe, Ohio.
Once the depression ended, the Kanawha Valley's economy began to grow and as its population grew a movement began to regain the honor of being the state capitol.
www.shgresources.com /wv/counties/kanawha   (1030 words)

 Jefferson, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jefferson is a town located in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA, along the Kanawha River.
Jefferson was incorporated March 22, 1997 and as of 2006, it is West Virginia's newest municipality.
Jefferson is located at 38┬░22'27" North, 81┬░46'43" West (38.374102, -81.778726)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jefferson,_West_Virginia   (418 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Kanawha County, W.Va.
West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1875.
West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1959-66, 1970; defeated, 1966; appointed 1970.
West Virginia state house of delegates, 1979-87; defeated, 1986.
politicalgraveyard.com /geo/WV/KA.html   (1115 words)

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Peter Crowder was born ABT 1810-12 in Virginia and 4 MAR 1873 in Campbells Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia.
ix.Adeline (Adlena) Crowder (ABT 1874-?)Kanawha County, West Virginia
Elizabeth Crowder was born ABT 1846 in Fayette County, Virginia.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/Bayou/3224/crowder.html   (1159 words)

 West Virginia Web: Your gateway to West Virginia
The city is in Kanawha County, the county was formed in 1788 from parts of Greenbrier and Montgomery (Virginia) counties and was named for the river that flows through it.
The Cardinal was made West Virginia’s official bird by concurrent resolution of the 1949 Legislature.
The male of the species is a rich scarlet with a mask and shading of fl, while the young birds and females are a less brilliant color.
wvweb.com   (236 words)

 AllRefer.com - Kanawha County , West Virginia (WV) - (county) - Facts and Information
Charleston; 38°20'N 81°31'W. On Allegheny Plateau; bounded W, in part, by Big Coal R.; drained by Kanawha, Elk, and Pocatalico rivers.
Kanawha State Forest in SW; part of Wallback Wildlife Management Area in NE corner.
Capital city or county seat is shown by the symbol
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 "Yesterday"...and Today
Floyd County, Virginia***Living in household 41-41 are my father's gg gps John and Mary "Polly" (AKERS) WIMMER and two doors down in household 42-42 are my gg gps John and Hannah (WIMMER) JENNINGS [mistakenly shown as IDINGS] who were married November 27, 1849 in Floyd County, Virginia.
Kanawha County, (West) Virginia***Living in household 1504-1538 are my mother's gg gps George and Lucy POFF.
Kanawha County, (West) Virginia***Living in household 1645-1678 are my mother's gg gps James and Catherine (BUSH) SCHOOLCRAFT showing my gg gf Hagle Michael age 15 who will marry my gg gm Mahala McCUNE January 28, 1853 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia.
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 History of Beckley and Raleigh County, West Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
County government is first organized at a meeting in the village schoolhouse at Beckley.
The population of Raleigh County is 3673, of whom 16 are fl.
The West Virginia Legislature passes an act altering the borders of Raleigh and Wyoming County, permitting Raleigh County to annex 168 square mile (107,520 acres) from Wyoming County.
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 Barbour County West Virginia Genealogy Page
On March 3, 1843 the General Assembly of Virginia passed the bill establishing the County of Barbour out of parts of the Counties of Harrison, Lewis and Randolph.
The county was named in honor to and in memory of Philip P. Barbour of Virginia.
Records that were of interest to the state government (tithables, military records, assessor's records, etc.) prior to 1863 may be on file in the county or at the Virginia State Library.
www.rootsweb.com /~wvbarbou   (1963 words)

 Kanawha County Homes for Sale. Real Estate in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Browse Homes.com for West Virginia homes for sale, West Virginia Real Estate Agents or real estate agents, plus West Virginia apartments and houses for rent.
Then contact any of the West Virginia Real Estate Agents for professional assistance finding your West Virginia area home.
Click on the Kanawha cities that you are interested in or search all Real Estate in Kanawha County:
www.homes.com /Real_Estate/WV/County/KANAWHA   (265 words)

 Century of Country
Born across the Kanawha River from Charleston, Clark came from a family of fiddlers and was reared there and in rural Lincoln County.
After Kanawha closed up shop, Folkways kept one of Clark’s Kanawha albums in print for some years and County did the same with two others.
In recent years, a young kinsman of Clark, Ronin Kessinger of Mason County, West Virginia, has emerged as a widely respected flat-top guitar picker.
www.countryworks.com /artist_full.asp?key=kessinger   (710 words)

 Kanawha County West Virginia WV Directory of Lawyers, Attorneys & Law Firms - OptimusLaw┬« - The Best Way To Find a ...
The Kanawha County, WV Member Lawyer Directory divides the practice of law into fourteen general categories or areas of law.
Kanawha County, WV Family, Divorce and Elder Law Lawyers
Kanawha County, WV Commercial and Civil Litigation Lawyers
wv.optimuslaw.com /kanawha.county   (427 words)

 Kanawha County - West Virginia (WV) Cyclopedia
Formed from parts of Greenbrier County and Montgomery County (Virginia) in 1788.
Named for the Great Kanawha River, which received its name from the Indian Tribe which once dwelt in the territory now embraced within the county.
Criel Mound - The second largest Adena Indian mound found in West Virginia is located in South Charleston, WV.
www.wvexp.com /index.php/Kanawha_County   (108 words)

 Welcome to Charleston WV
The City of Charleston, a gateway city with convenient access to three major interstate systems, has outstanding opportunities for its citizens and visitors as the county seat of Kanawha County and West Virginia’s State Capital.
The Kanawha River meanders through the valley and mountains surrounding the capital city.
The Kanawha River also offers another venue for enjoyment as a water playground for the city and also is the foundation for the city’s annual Sternwheel Regatta celebration.
www.cityofcharleston.org   (284 words)

 West Virginia Division of Culture and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mission of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is to identify, preserve, protect, promote, and present the ideas, arts, and artifacts of West Virginia's heritage, building pride in our past accomplishments and confidence in our future
West Virginia Commission on the Arts to meet Feb. 13 in Charleston
West Virginia Division of Culture and History to host arts grant workshops
www.wvculture.org   (189 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The index provides the date and number of the action, the parties, the court, type of action and an indication of the papers in the folder.
Includes county, circuit, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the U. District Court of Appeals.
www.pacificnet.net /~wshook/KanMicro.txt   (996 words)

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