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Harrison County Virginia
First settled in 1764, the area of Harrison County was populated quickly and by the 1770s it had reached the stage of petitioning for division into a separate county. Harrison County was formed in 1784 from the southern lands of Monongalia County.
It was named in honor of Benjamin Harrison, governor of Virginia and signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1786 and 1798, respectively, all of the counties of Randolph and Wood were formed from Harrison. Harrison received another parcel
from the southwestern corner of Monongalia in 1799, and in 1801 the region known as 'Buckhannon Settlement' was returned to Harrison from Randolph County. In 1804 part of southeastern Ohio County went to Harrison; in 1816 Lewis County was created
from the southern lands of Harrison. In 1842 Marion County was formed from lands cut off from Monongalia and Harrison counties; in 1842, 1843, 1844 and 1845, respectively, parts of Marion (1842), Ritchie 1843), Barbour (1843), Taylor (1844), and Doddridge
counties were created from Harrison's territory. In 1863 several farms passed from Harrison to Taylor jurisdiction; and in 1871 the line between Barbour and Harrison was adjusted.
For a better understanding of county boundary changes, see our new section Virginia in Maps
Harrison County,Virginia 1810 Federal Census: A Transcription with index
John Vogt, 2010, x, 35 pp., 8x10 format, illustrations, maps, full name index. A faithful and accurate transcription of the first surviving census for this Virginia county.
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A Gazetteer of Communities in Harrison County, West Virginia, with extinct towns
By Carrie Eldridge. 1992. 23 pages, map, 8«x11. Harrison County
was formed in 1784 from the southern lands of Monongalia County. In 1786 and 1798, respectively, all of the
counties of Randolph and Wood were formed from Harrison.
Harrison Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners
by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 67 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see:
Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners
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