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


Mike McGrew, Jackson County History Hero 2019

Mike McGrew of Ripley will be recognized as a West Virginia History Hero during the 23rd West Virginia History Day at the Legislature on February 21st. McGrew is a local historian and has worked for many years on Jackson County Historical Society's projects.  He will receive this award at a ceremony held in the State Theater at the Culture Center at 9:30 a.m.  There will be history displays from around the state in the rotunda of the capitol. The purpose of the awards is to give state-level recognition to individuals chosen for dedicated service on behalf of an organization, etc.