Place:Barbour, West Virginia, United States

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Barbour County is a county located in north-central West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,589. The county seat is Philippi, which was chartered in 1844. Both county and city were named for Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783–1841), a U.S. Congressman from Virginia and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barbour County was formed in 1843 when the region was still part of the state of Virginia. In 1871, a small part of Barbour County was transferred to Tucker County, West Virginia.

The Battle of Philippi, also known as the "Philippi Races", was fought in Barbour County on June 3, 1861. Although a minor action, it is generally considered the first land engagement of the American Civil War.

Alderson Broaddus University, an American Baptist institution, is located in the county. The University's Physician Assistant (PA) program is one of the oldest and best established in the world.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 9,005
1860 8,958
1870 10,312
1880 11,870
1890 12,702
1900 14,198
1910 15,858
1920 18,028
1930 18,628
1940 19,869
1950 19,745
1960 15,474
1970 14,030
1980 16,639
1990 15,699

Settlement and Formation

The first white settlement in present-day Barbour County was established in 1782 by Richard Talbott about two miles (3 km) upriver from the future site of Philippi. The region had had no permanent Indian settlements and so conflicts with Native Americans were relatively infrequent in the early days.

Barbour County was formed in 1843 and named for the late Virginia politician and jurist Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783–1841). (Barbour had served as a U.S. Congressman from Virginia, Speaker of the House, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.)

Text from Barbour County, Virginia Page

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Barbour County, Virginia was formed in 1843 from a portion of Monongalia County, Virginia. It became part of the state of West Virginia, when it achieved statehood in 1863.

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