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Pendleton County, West Virginia
History and Genealogy

West Virginia State Site

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  Pendleton County Data


Birth Records




Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriage Records

Military Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Recent Updates
April 2018
Military - Rev War: Citizens Exempted from Military Service in 1794 by Reason of Physical Infirmity - Contributed by Robin Line
Miscellaneous Military History: Pendletonians in Military Service Between 1775 and 1861, 1840 Revolutionary pensioners, Pendleton men in Captain Jesse Hinkle troup - Contributed by Robin Line
History: Teachers in 1872, Leading Farmers of 1860 - Contributed by Robin Line


Pendleton County
was created in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham Counties and named for Edmund Pendleton, a distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia.
Its county seat is Franklin

Incorporated Towns & Cities
* Town of Franklin

Unincorporated Communities
* Brandywine * Brushy Run * Cave * Cherry Grove * Circleville
* Dahmer * Deer Run * Dry Run * Entry * Fame
* Fort Seybert * Harper * Ketterman * Kline * Macksville
* Miles * Mitchell * Moatstown * Moyers * Mozer
* Oak Flat * Oak Grove * Onego * Propstburg
* Riverton * Ruddle * Seneca Rocks * Simoda * Sugar Grove
* Teterton * Upper Tract * Zigler

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