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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about West Virginia and West Virginia families. 

PLEASE NOTE: If the newspaper or article was published before West Virginia became a state, you will find the article indexed on my Virginia pages. I am in the process of getting them indexed on the WV pages as well, but you might want to check in both areas, just in case!

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names, to search this site or to take a look at the site map.

Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website. Be sure to check for archived stories, since I move them from this page to the Archives periodically.

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Monticello Street House & Lot for Sale, Clarksburg, WV, 1887    ROBINSON, FOWKES

Marriages in Taylor, Hardy County, 1887 Includes the following surnames:  PAYNE, POWELL, FAZENBAKER, GILMORE, NEWLON, ROSS, BANKS, MOREHEAD, BARTLETT, LIMBERS

Anthony MOWYER Robs Father, Commits Suicide, Gilmer Co., 1887

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CARPENTER - ROBINSON Marriage, 1887

MITCHEL - HIGHLAND Marriage at Harrison, 1887

ROSS Family Moves from West Virginia to Missouri, 1887

William GILBERT Announces New Drugstore in Middleway, 1879

John HALSTED Acquitted of Watermelon Theft, 1872  BARR, JOHNSTON

Matthew MILLER Seeks Lot, 1872

George BACHMAN Arrested, 1872  JOHNSTON

SCHULTZ: Trouble with BLATNER Began at Home, Not Saloon, Wheeling, 1872

Police Court News, Wheeling, 1872   CLARK, DORSEY, SMITH, WARD

TEDRO Baby Killed in Explosion, Marshall Co., 1927

A. W. HAWKS, Coach-Making & Livery Services, Charlestown, 1876

WASHINGTON Death, Hampshire County, 1876

Clarke County News, 1876 MOORE, KOWNSLAR, BLACKBURN

THOMPSON - SINSEL Marriage, Philippi, 1927

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