Jackson County Historical Society


The Jackson County WV 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 10,500 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: jchs.wv69@yahoo.com

Come and join us at the historic Alpine Theatre in Ripley on
Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.
Travis Henline will portray Governor Francis Pierpont, the "Father of West Virginia".  Henline has an extensive background in history, especially the Wheeling area.  His portrayal is provided by the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive Program.
No charge for program.