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History of Monroe County, West Virginia

By: Oren Morton, Pub. 1916,  Reprinted 2019, 556 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-024-1.

Monroe ounty was created in 1799 from Greenbrier County, WV.  Which inturn was created out of Botetourt, VA and inturn from Augusta county, VA.  It lies in the southeastern corner of the state bording Virginia.  This book begins with a detailed history of the county covering such topics as: creation of the county, geography, Indians, religion, towns & villages, agriculture, slavery, its involvement in various wars,  the Militia system & its officiers and miscellanious other data.  The reader will also discover that the author has included abstracts of Greenbrier record books and petitions for 1780- 1800 and Monroe county for 1799-1860.  Also surveys and patents  under Augusta, VA. Botetourt, VA., and Greenbrier County, WV Along with early land conveyances  mostly under Greenbrier County, WV. 1786-1815.  Approximately 25% of this book is devoted to biographical sketches of 292 early settlers of the county.