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Welcome to Preston County West Virginia
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Preston County was formed from Monongalia County in 1818 and named for Virginia Governor James Patton Preston.
Its county seat is Kingwood.

Cities and Towns

* Town of Albright * Town of Brandonville * Town of Bruceton Mills
* City of Kingwood * Town of Masontown * Town of Newburg
* Town of Reedsville * Town of Rowlesburg * Town of Terra Alta
* Town of Tunnelton

Unincorporated Communities
* Afton * Alpine Lake * Amboy * Arthurdale * Aurora * Austen * Borgman * Bretz * Cascade * Clifton Mills * Corinth * Cuzzart * Denver * Eglon
* Etam * Evansville * Fellowsville * Gladefarms * Hazelton * Hopemont
* Hopewell * Horse Shoe Run * Howesville * Independence * Israel
* Little Sandy * Manheim * Manown * Marquess * Mount Olivet
* Mount Vernon * Orr * Pisgah * Pleasantdale * Preston * Rockville
* Rodemer * Rohr * Ruthbelle * Saint Joe * Scotch Hill * Sell * Silver Lake
* Sinclair * Snider * Stevensburg * Sugar Valley * Threefork Bridge * Turner Douglass * Valley Point * Victoria * West End * White Oak Springs * Zevely

Preston County Data













Website Updates:
Sep 2014:  bio for KING
Aug 2014:  
1883 Pensioners
Mar 2014 -
July 2013 --
obits for TROWBRIDGE, HINE, UPHOLD; Marriage Records from 1865-1870
April 2013 --
SQUIRES Biography

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Fayette County, Pennsylvania (north)

Grant County (southeast)

Barbour County (southwest)

Garrett County, Maryland (east)

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