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Shannon Cemetery in Baileysville.

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Southern West Virgina Counties in 1895.  Wyoming County is the orange county, at bottom left.



A Short History of Wyoming County

Wyoming County was created by the Virginia General Assembly on January 26, 1850 from the upper portion of Logan County.  There are conflicting reports concerning the county name's origin.  Most historians believe that it came from a loose translation of the Delaware Indian word Maughwauwama, meaning "large or extensive plains."  Others believe that it originated from a poem written by Thomas Campbell entitled "Gertrude of Wyoming."  Since its formation, parts of Wyoming County have been used to form Raleigh County and McDowell County.

Bowman, Mary Keller.  Reference Book of Wyoming County History.  Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 1965.


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Palm Memorial Gardens in Matheny.

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