Preston County

Preston County, West Virginia

101 W Main St Rm 201
Kingwood, WV 26537
Phone: (304) 329-0070
Fax: (304) 329-0198

On northern border of WV, east of Morgantown; organized Jan 19, 1818 from Monongalia and Ranolph counties. Name Origin: For James Patton Preston (1774-1843), VA legislator, officer in the War of 1812, and governor of VA (1816-19)

Area (sq mi):: 651.39 (land 648.32; water 3.06) Population per square mile: 46.50
Population 2005: 30,115 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 1.00% Population 2000: 29,334 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.10
Income 2000: per capita $13,596; median household $27,927; Population below poverty level: 18.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,373-$20,984
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Officials have not said who else may have been involved in the murder of Bulger at the high security jail - United States Penitentiary Hazelton - in Preston County, West Virginia.
A GROUP OF FARMERS in Preston County, W.V., is working cooperatively to provide locally raised food to area schools and institutions.
But his claim at Preston County Court was dismissed and he must now fork out PS200,000.
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Beginning 18 October 2012, existing customers in areas including Morgantown, West Virginia University, along Interstate 79 from the Pennsylvania border south to the Interstate 79/68 interchange, and east along Interstate 68 to the Preston county border will be able to experience the company's 4G LTE network.
One blacklegged tick nymph was captured in Preston County in late May despite multiple collecting trips.
The cows had calves with them and may have reacted to the dog being in the field, Preston County Court was told during a hearing last year.
Preston County Court ruled Dean had breached the Disability Discrimination Act by judging Rachael solely on the way she looked.
But Preston County Court heard Jordan Dean, owner of Body Creation in the resort, told her family: "We don't do people like that."
In Clarksburg, W.Va., the city is working with the Clarksburg Housing Authority to provide housing assistance to evacuees who have been relocated to Camp Dawson, a National Guard camp in Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va.