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McDowell County is the southern-most county in the
state, geographically. The county is named in honor of James McDowell, Governor of Virginia from 1843 to 1846.
McDowell County was nationally known for its prominence in the coal mining industry, setting records for coal production
and was a major player in the state's economy. Before the industry's decline that began in the 1950s, McDowell's
population was almost at 100,000 residents, third highest in the state in 1950, then declined at a rapid pace after
each decennial census afterwards, setting the highest percentage in the state for population loss each time as
younger residents move out of the county to seek better futures and leaving behind a much older population and
many that lack transportation to find work. For many years McDowell County was nicknamed the "Free state of
McDowell" due to social and political race relations that is uncommon in the rest of the state. McDowell County
is considered as one of the core counties in Appalachia on which the national War on Poverty focused, a national
effort started during President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. Its county seat is Welch. - (source: wikipedia.org)
Founded February 28, 1858
Named for James McDowell
County Seat and Largest City: Welch
Towns and Cities
Town of Anawalt * Town of Bradshaw * Town of Davy * City of Gary * Town of Iaeger
City of Keystone * Town of Kimball * Town of Northfork * City of War * City of Welch
Algoma * Apple Grove * Asco * Ashland * Atwell * Avondale * Bartley * Beartown
Big Four * Big Sandy * Bishop * Black Wolf * Bottom Creek * Canebrake * Capels * Caretta
Carlos * Carswell * Coalwood * Crumpler * Cucumber * Eckman * Elbert * Elkhorn * English * Ennis *
Erin * Faraday * Filbert * Gilliam * Havaco * Hemphill * Hensley * Hull * Isaban (part) * Jacobs Fork *
Jed * Jenkinjones * Johnnycake * Jolo * Kyle * Landgraff * Leckie * Lex * Lila * Litwar * Maitland *
Maybeury * McDowell * Mohawk * Mohegan * Monson * Newhall * Pageton * Panther * Paynesville *
Powhatan * Premier * Raysal * Ream * Rift * Rockridge * Roderfield * Rolfe * Sandy Huff *
Six * Skygusty * Squire * Superior * Switchback * Thorpe * Twin Branch * Union City * Upland *
Vallscreek * Venus * Vivian * Warriormine * Wilcoe * Worth * Yerba * Yukon
Church Histories / Records
July 2013: mine
accident story; obits for BEAVERS, PAYNE, MYERS, WELLS, EFFLER, MCFARLAND, BALLARD, NANCE; Sick list news for FITE;
Gossip news for BEAVER, MABRY; Crime news for ADAMS, LITTLE; Political new for TIERNEY, MCFARLAND, BALLARD; Community
news: What McDowell county was like in 1855; story on Moonshine booze killing cows
Dec 2012: 1883
Census of Pensioners, Rachel Hall Obituary, Phillip Lambert Obituary, L. T. Murphy Obituary, Abner Stevens Obituary,
John Wellman Obituary
Aug 2012: William
Henry Harrison Biography, Isaiah C. Herndon Biography
Jun 2012: Pensions
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