Welcome to the Swiger Run History Center & Museum
Who are we?
The Swiger Run Library is a non-profit public library, located on State Route No. 23 in Doddridge County West Virginia. Our goal is to preserve the history of this portion of the old Commonwealth of Virginia, now West Virginia and the surrounding areas of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
What do we have to offer?
The Swiger Run library strives to preserve the history of various families and communities by compiling oral and pictorial histories, as well as educating our children. The library has thousands of old black and white photos, several family histories compiled by Ann Mish and others, as well as old maps, a wonderful museum and much much more.
Current Surnames Being Researched at the Library
ALLEN, ALSTON, AMERICA, ASH, ASHCRAFT, ASHNER, ASHLEY, ARNETT, BACKUS, BALL, BAKER, BAKER, BARKER, BARR, BARES, BATES, BEAN, BEVERLIN, BISSET, BOYCE, BRIDGE, BROKAW, BURKHAMMER, CAIN, CARDER, CARROLL, CAYTON, CHEDISTER, CHILDERS, CLUMP, COFFMAN, COLLINS, CORK, COTTRELL, CUNNINGHAM, CUTRIGHT, CURRY, DAVIS, DIGMAN, DILLY DOTSON, DOUBLE, DOWNS, DUNBAR, DYE, EDGELL, EVANS, FERRABEE, FLANNIGAN, FLEMING, FLESHER, FORD, FORRESTER, FOWLER, FOX, FRAMEMAN, FRUM, FORD, GAIN, GAINS, GAINER, GARRETT, GASTON, GEORGE, GIBSON, GLASPELL, GLOVER, GOLDEN, GORBY, GRAY, GRIBBLE, HARBERT, HAUGHT, HEADLY, HEARST, HELMICK, HAWKINS, HICKMAN, HILL, HOLBERT, HUTSON, HYDE, HUTSON, HYDE, ICE, JAMES, JEWELL, JOHNSON, KELLAR, KELLY, KEYSLEY, KIGER, LAUGHTERY, LYONS, MARKS, MASON, MCDANIEL, MCCARTY, MCINTYRE, METHENY, MCKINNEY, MILES, MISH, MOORE, MORGAN, MULVAY, MURPHY, OXIER, PARKER, PATTON, PHILLIPS, PITTS, POPE, PRATT, PRUNTY, RANDOLPH, THINEHART, RICHARDS, RITTER, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, SANDY, SCHULTE, SCOTT, SECKMAN, SEESE, SHIELDS, SHINN, SHRADER, SHREVES, SHUMAN, SCHULTE, SMITH, SNIDER, SPROUSE, STACKPOLE, STARKEY, STAMM, STULLER, SWANEY, SWEENEY, SWIGER, TATE, TERRY, TRADER, TRAUGH, UNDERWOOD, YEATER, YOST, WANSTREET, WEBB, WILCOS, WHITEING, WHITING, WHITEMAN, WILLIAMS, WOODSON, WRIGHT, VARNER, VANPELT
Membership to the Swiger Run Library is open to the public. The annual membership dues are only $10.00. This membership provides an unlimited amount of history resources as well as newsletters. A form will be provided that can be completed and mailed to the library to get your membership to the past!
Items offered for sale
Please visit our listing of publications that we have for sale. Most of our family histories include copies of donated photos, census documents, wills, obituaries and the sort. Any donations of histories, stories, or photos are greatly appreciated.
|West Union Cemeteries||10.00|
|Arnolds Creek Cemeteries||3.00|
|Christian Church Cemeteries||Vol. 1||20.00|
|Christian Church Cemeteries||Vol. 2||20.00|
|Doddridge County Cemeteries||Vol 1 & 2||40.00|
|Mt. Zion Church||3.00|
|Early Marriages 1845-1937||60||35.00|
|VA Marriages 1700-1799||10.00|
|Marriages By Rev. Simon Harris||3.00|
|Doddridge Co. Census 1850||81||12.00|
|Doddridge Co Census 1860||65||12.00|
|Doddridge Co. Census 1870||92||12.00|
|Doddridge Co Census 1880||15.00|
|Doddridge Co Census 1900||338||35.00|
|Doddridge Co. Census 1910||146||20.00|
|Broad Run Book Vol 1 & 2||278||55.00|
|Franks Run Rd. Book||161||30.00|
|West Union Pictorial||222||35.00|
|Center Point Revised||30.00|
|History of Tollgate||20.00|
|History of Smithburg||20.00|
|History of Center Point Covered Bridge||24||12.00|
|Center Point Photo Shoot||15.00|
|Krenn Photo Shoot||15.00|
|Bogard Family||Vol. 1||30.00|
|Bogard Family||Vol. 2||20.00|
|Davis Family||Vol 1 & 2 700 pgs||65.00|
|Dotson, James Family||271||20.00|
|Flemming Family||Vol 1||20.00|
|Flemming Family||Vol 2||20.00|
|Indian Billy Ice||12.00|
|Swiger, Ira 1915||40.00|
Keep in mind, that as these collections grow additional pages will be added. We are always asking for copies of old photos, stories, etc to add to our books. No refunds or exchanges after 3 days. Please include $3.50 for Shipping and Handling as most books are rather large.
How to purchase a book:
Payment can be made by check or money order to:
Swiger Run Library
Attn Ann Mish, Director
Rt. 2 Box 206
Salem, WV 26426
How to Contact us:
Ann Mish, Director can be reached by phone at 304-782-3926 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kim Ross can also be reached at Rossk909@aol.com. Please contact us with any questions.
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