Berkeley County West Virginia
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Berkeley County is the second oldest county in West Virginia.
It was created in 1772 from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia and named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, Colonial Governor of Virginia from 1768 to 1770. Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Berkeley County is the fastest growing county in the state in West Virginia.


Villages and Towns
Allensville -- Arden -- Baker Heights -- Baxter -- Bedington
Berkeley -- Bessemer -- Blairton -- Bunker Hill -- Darkesville
Douglas Grove -- Falling Waters -- Files Crossroad -- Ganotown -- Georgetown
Gerrardstown -- Glengary -- Greensburg -- Grubbs Corner -- Hainesville
Hedgesville -- Inwood -- Johnsontown -- Jones Springs -- Little Georgetown
Marlowe -- Martinsburg -- Nipetown -- Nollville -- North Mountain
Pikeside -- Ridgeway -- Scrabble -- Shanghai -- Spring Mills
Swan Pond -- Tablers Station -- Tarico Heights -- Tomahawk -- Union Corner
Van Clevesville -- Vanville -- Winebrenners Crossroad -- Wynkoop Spring



Online Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Mar 2014:  obits for HEDGES, HIRST, CUNNINGHAM, HOOPER
Nov 2013:  
1883 Pensioners
May 2013:
Civil War news re: FAULKNER, STROTHER
Dec 2012:
World War 2 Honor List, Raleigh T. Colston Biography, Colonel William Crawford Biography, Charles James Faulkner Biography, George M. Hammond Biography, General David H. Strother Biography, Andrew Waggener Biography, Will of Dugall Campbell, Will of Thomas Flagg, Will of Elizabeth Clarke, Charles James Faulkner Obituary, John Lehan Obituary, Richard Ranson Obituary, Alburtis - Vanmeter Marriage, Brown - Lamon Marriage, Mendenhall - fanney Marriage, Shirley - Mayres Marriage
Aug 2012: News - Pardons
Jun 2012:James W. Harris Obituary
May 2012: Major James Miller Obituary
Jan 2012: William W. Dugan Obituary; Hon. Charles James Faulkner Biography


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