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Barbour County

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Formed in 1832 from parts of Randolph, Harrison and Lewis counties, Barbour County was named in honor of Philip Pendleton Barbour, a distinguished jurist of Virginia. The county was the scene of the Battle of Philippi in 1861, first land battle between the armies of the Union and Confederacy. The original county seat was at or near the ferry of Thomas M. Hite on the farm later occupied by William F. Wilson.


County Seat: Philippi, WV


Lodging: Barbour County Hotels


Cities and Towns

Belington, WV
Junior, WV
Philippi, WV


Schools

Barbour County Schools


Institutes, Colleges and Universities

Alderson Broaddus College


State Parks

Audra State Park


Historic Sites & Districts

Carrollton Covered Bridge
Philippi Historic District
Philippi Covered Bridge

     
Barbour County
Barbour County Courthouse at Philippi, WV

Population: 15,557
(2000 Census)
Barbour County Profile


Climate

Temperature Mean Annual Average: 50 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 38 (Degrees F) -- Low 17 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 82 (Degrees F) -- Low 58 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.45 inches -- July: 5.03 (inches) -- Annual: 48.6 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

40-75 inches

Barbour County Weather Forecast


Additional Sources of Information

Books

West Virginia Geological Survey: Barbour and Upshur Counties and Western Portion of Randolph County