Green District WV

Wetzel County, West Virginia

[Maria Cumberledge Stephens 1846-1866; Stacy Stephens Jr. 1846-1889; Isaac Stevens 1846-1884]


Excerpt from USGS Topographic Map, Pine Grove Quadrangle, West Virginia, 1960-rev.1976
Excerpt from USGS Topographic Map, Pine Grove Quadrangle, West Virginia, 1960-rev.1976

The first American settler in the Green district was James Troy who arrived in 1791 [John C. McEldowney, History of Wetzel County, West Virginia (1901), 51].  His property eventually transferred to Morgan Morgan, “Spy Mod,” who built his house there in 1804 and built a grist mill [McEldowney, 51].

Within the district, the town of Pine Grove is located on Big Fishing Creek and is serviced by the Short Line Railroad [McEldowney].  In 1900, the population was about 112 and town had one school, a Baptist church, three doctors, stores for clothing and dry goods, a meat market, a barber shop, two blacksmiths, a hardware store, a harness shop, a general store, two bakeries, three groceries, and three hotels [McEldowney].  After the development of oil and gas industry in the county, the town’s population increased by a factor of three or four [Ray V. Hennen, Geological Survey: Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler Counties (Morgantown WV: Acme Publishing, 1909), 23].


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Pine Grove,” on Wikipedia.

1933 Map of Wetzel County with Green District shown, Historic Mapworks website.

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