edited by Ken Sullivan
published by The West Virginia Humanities Council
Working under the slogan, “All there is to know about West Virginia,” the editors of The West Virginia Encyclopedia packed 2,200 articles into the pages of this big book. These articles are the work of nearly 600 writers, experts in many fields pertaining to the history and culture of the Mountain State. In The West Virginia Encyclopedia you will find biographies of hundreds of West Virginians, including every governor; dozens of articles of West Virginia history, from Indian times to the present; histories of every county and all major towns and cities; West Virginia’s flora and fauna, folklore and folk arts; and more than 300 illustrations, maps, and tables.
The West Virginia Encyclopedia took almost a decade to complete, at a cost of nearly a million dollars. It is West Virginia’s authoritative reference, and it deserves a place in every West Virginian’s home.