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Recent Updates
July 2018
News - Crime: Sallie Pickens Kills Child

County History
Mineral County was formed from Hampshire, by Act of February 1, 1866, and named from the vast mineral resources within its limits. Piedmont, "Foot of the Mountain,'' was laid out by the New Creek Company and Owen D. Downey, and incorporated by act of the Legislature, February 20, 1856. [Source: History of West Virginia;By Virgil Anson Lewis; publ.1887; Pg. 730]
County seat is Keyser

Cities and Towns
Piedmont * Ridgeley * Carpendale * Elk Garden 

Other Communities 
Antioch * Atlantic Hill * Barnum * Beryl * Blaine * Burlington
Champwood * Claysville * Cross * Dans Run * Emoryville * Foote Station
Forge Hill * Fort Ashby * Fountain * Hampshire * Hartmansville * Headsville * Keymont
Laurel Dale * Limestone * Markwood * Nethkin * New Creek * Oakmont * Patterson Creek Reeses Mill * Ridgeley * Ridgeville * Rocket Center * Russelldale * Short Gap * Skyline
Sulphur City * Wagoner * Wiley Ford

Populated Areas
Athens * Bluefield * Bramwell * Lashmeet * Matoaka * Montcalm * Oakvale * Princeton



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