Unsung and Vanishing History of the â€œBest Little Village in West Virginiaâ€ (1813-2013)
by Jeanette Rowsey
From the bustling county seat of a frontier that included present-day Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo and Putnam counties...through its "boom" and "bust" eras... seasoned with stories and photographs of immigrant ancestors, industrious pioneers, diverse travelers, Civil War divisions, idyllic childhoods, dastardly deeds, heroes and visionaries.
The Lost Village of Barboursville presents an American portrait of a community reinventing itself again and again, while holding to the unshakeable qualities that made Barboursville Barboursville.
â€œFascinating, enjoyable writingâ€ â€“ Sara Ball Campbell
â€œThis is the most complete and comprehensive information on our little village I have seen. Job well done.â€ â€“ Cherry Lewis
â€œWhat a tremendous endeavor and achievement! I hope people in the state realize the importance of this accomplishment.â€ â€“ Frances B. Gunter, author of Barboursville (1986)
"What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations on the publication of this work, which will benefit researchers for years to come...congratulations again on the completion and publication of this landmark study of Barboursville." - Joseph N. Geiger, Jr., Director of WV Archives and History
"This is a fantastic book, information is so accurateâ€¦ I would encourage anyone to read this account of the building and establishment of Barboursville, especially those that have a connection to the Village of Barboursville, WVâ€ â€“ Connie McLaughlin