Wyoming County

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Wyoming County is named for a word from the Lenape language meaning “broad bottom lands”.

 

Created:  January 26, 1850

County Seat: 

Oceana   1850 – 1907

Pineville  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pineville

 

Location:  24 Cedar Avenue / Bank Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  A F Wysong

Contractor:  D J Phipps of Roanoke, Virginia

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored ashlar stone structure. The building sits on a hill overlooking the Guyandotte River. The stone was locally quarried. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white cupola. On the east side is the Wyoming County Jail which is constructed of the same rock-faced stone and was constructed in 1930 under the Works Project Administration.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wyoming County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Boone County and Raleigh County

E – Mercer County

S – McDowell County

W – Mingo County and Logan County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012