History of Preston County [West Virginia]
Author: S. T. Wiley
Published: 1998 reprint of 1882 original
Paperback, 528 pages
Condition: Excellent, slight bend in corner of cover
Preston County, West Virginia (formerly Virginia) was carved out of the southeastern portion of Monongalia County (itself an outgrowth of Augusta) in 1818. When S. T. Wiley, assisted by A. W. Frederick, compiled this history of Preston County in 1882, many of the original county records had already been destroyed. Wiley's objective, therefore, was to preserve as accurate a picture of the county as possible from other sources, including the memories of his contemporaries.