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The county was created in 1843 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Richmond newspaper publisher Thomas Ritchie.
Its county seat is Harrisville.


City
Pennsboro

Towns
Auburn * Cairo * Ellenboro * Harrisville * Pullman *

Other places
Berea * Brohard * Burnt House * Fonzo * Macfarlan * Petroleum * Smithville *
 

Ritchie County Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census Data
1860 Mortality Schedule

1870 Mortality Schedule

Deaths

History

Marriages

Military Records

Obituaries

Newspaper Gleanings

Wills and Probates

 
 
Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  1883 Pensioners; obits for COLLINS, KIMBALL; Community News items
Apr 2013: Crime news for ANKRUM
Dec 2012: World War 2 Casualties
Jan 2012: Jacob B. Blair Biography


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Surrounding Counties

Pleasants County (north)

Doddridge County (east)

Calhoun County (south)

Tyler County (northeast)

Gilmer County (southeast)

Wirt County (west)

Wood County (northwest)

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