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Barbour County, West Virginia, USA

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  • Myrtle Idela Simon (1885 - 1942)
    Myrtle Idela “Mertie” Elbon Simon BIRTH 27 Mar 1885 Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 23 Aug 1942 (aged 57) BURIAL Knights of Pythias Cemetery Junior, Barbour County, West Virginia, Child...
  • Cora Dell White (1878 - 1961)
    Cora Dell Simon White BIRTH 28 Jun 1878 Barbour County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 21 Jan 1961 (aged 82) Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery Los...
  • Alta Florence Simon (1880 - 1966)
    Alta Florence “Altie” West Simon BIRTH 23 Dec 1880 Troy, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 29 Jul 1966 (aged 85) Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Mount Vernon Memorial Ceme...
  • Joseph B. A. Simon (1844 - 1921)
    Joseph B.A. Simon BIRTH 29 Dec 1844 DEATH 16 Apr 1921 (aged 76) BURIAL Philippi City Cemetery Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA Children: Winfield Scott Simon 1867–1953 Belle Simo...
  • Nettie Simon (1863 - 1909)
    Nettie Simon BIRTH 20 Feb 1863 DEATH 4 Aug 1909 (aged 46) BURIAL Philippi City Cemetery Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia, USA Children: Frasia Simon Woodford 1881–1973

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Barbour County is a county in north central West Virginia, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 15,465. The county seat is Philippi, which was chartered in 1844. Both county and city were named for Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783–1841), a U.S. Congressman from Virginia and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The county was formed in 1843 when the region was still part of the state of Virginia. In 1871, a small part of Barbour County was transferred to Tucker County, West Virginia.

The Battle of Philippi, also known as the "Philippi Races", was fought in Barbour County on June 3, 1861. Although a minor action, it is generally considered the first land engagement of the American Civil War.

For 114 years (1909-2023), Barbour County was home to Alderson-Broaddus College (later Alderson Broaddus University), an American Baptist institution. Its four-year Physician Assistant (PA) baccalaureate program was the first such anywhere.

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