Wyoming County is named for a word from the Lenape language meaning “broad bottom lands”.
Created: January 26, 1850
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
E – Mercer County
S – McDowell County
Photos taken 2012