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Doddridge County

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Doddridge County
The Doddridge County Courthouse at West Union, WV

Created in 1845 from parts of Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie and Lewis Counties, and named for Phillip Doddridge, a distinguished statesman of Western Virginia, who spent the greater part of his life in Brooke County, West Virginia. Home county of J. H. Diss DeBar, who designed the Great Seal and Coat of Arms of West Virginia. Many American Indians who occupied the state made war and hunting weapons from flint quarries in the county.

County Seat: West Union, WV
Population: 7,403 (2000 Census)
Doddridge County Profiles

Lodging: Doddridge County Hotels

Cities and Towns

West Union, WV


Doddridge County Public Library


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 39 (Degrees F) -- Low 19 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.91 inches -- July: 4.06 (inches) -- Annual: 42.3 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 35 inches

Doddridge County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Doddridge and Harrison Counties