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Greenbrier County Formation Petition

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3042

Overview

A 12 x 20 facsimile of the petition for the formation of Greenbrier County, handwritten by John Stewart who is considered the "Father of Greenbrier County". The petition, signed by 75 settlers who were heads of households, requested that the state of Virginia form a new county to facilitate the handling of their land claims in a court of local jurisdiction. It cites the area of land, size of population, frontier conditions, and rugged terrain as a justification for the new county of Greenbrier.

Dates

  • 1777

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 in.)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Creator

Title
Greenbrier County Formation Petition, 1777
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536