Jackson County Historical Society


The 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 by clicking on menu on the left.  We have more than 10,000 obituaries on the site and many articles on Jackson County history.
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

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic meetings and programs have been canceled. 
Please check our  Facebook page or What's New Section to find out when they may return.
Our 2020 Jackson County History Hero
Merrilee Fisher Matheny
Ms. Matheny was honored at West Virginia History Day at the Legislature on February 20th, where she was recognized as Jackson County's History Hero.  She was nominated for this award for publishing a book about John Morgan and the last public hanging, "Swift Justice".  The book is available on Amazon.com, at our two local libraries and wherever great West Virginia books are sold.