Jackson County Historical Society


The Jackson County Historical Society has been collecting information about Jackson County's past since the Society was established in 1969.   Our plan is to include much of the information we have gathered on this website. 
Browse our collection:
Obituaries (over 9,600 on site)
Interest in genealogy has taken a new insurgence with the popularity of DNA testing and the easy accessibility to information available on the internet.  Here in the county we have access to some local sources not available elsewhere.  Our genealogy group  answers queries received through this website, by mail or through the local library.


To email us with a query:   genealogy@jchswv.org


Map of Jackson County 1883

​The proposed railroad from Ripley to the southern end of Jackson County was never begun.