Doddridge County

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Christine Richards
Marilyn Jett
Barbara Bray

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"Doddridge County Economic Develpment Home Page." Institute for Public Affairs 23 Sept. 2004 .

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Doddridge County was created by the Virginia General Assembly on February 4, 1845 from parts of Harrison, Lewis, Tyler, and Ritchie counties. It was named in honor of Philip Doddridge (1772-1832), a famous statesman of West Virginia.

The first native settlers along the Ohio River in the area of present-day Doddridge County were the Mound Builders, also known as the Adena people. Remnants of the Mound Builder's civilization have been found throughout the Ohio Valley and Doddridge County.

Use the websites below to do research on Doddridge County.

    •West Virginia Counties
    •Definition of Doddridge County provides geography, demographics, and information about the town of West Union.
    •Quick Facts from the Census Bureau: Doddridge County
    •Doddridge County Economic Development
    •Doddridge County Population by Decades
    •Doddridge County Tours
    •Biking the North Bend Rail Trail
    •Doddridge County Fair
    •Doddridge County Genealogy
    •Doddridge County History Sources
West Virginia Archives and History
    •Early West Virginia Settlers, 1600s-1900s
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    •Doddridge County History
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    •Founder of Doddridge County
    •Map of Doddridge County
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    •Doddridge County 1895
    •West Virginia Association of Counties
    •Doddridge County Library
    •Doddridge County Middle School
    •Doddridge County High School
    •Doddridge County Elementary School

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