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1769

Adam Stroud settled in present Webster County as the first white settler

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Jan 10, 1860

Webster County was created from Braxton, Nicholas and Randolph counties

1860

Webster County population was 1,555

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1865

The formal organizing of Webster County took place

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1896

The Webster Springs Hotel was built

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1904

John T. McGraw expanded the Webster Springs Hotel

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1910

The first High school opened in Webster County

1917

Commercial mining had started in Webster County

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1920

Webster County population was 11,000

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1929

Commercial mining in Webster County produced approximately 100,000 tons of coal

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1940

Webster County population peaked at 18,080

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Apr 01, 1945

Eli C. "Rimfire" Hamrick died in Bergoo

1946

Hobert Skidmore died

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1960

Arden Cogar Sr. started the Webster County Wood Chopping Festival

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1969

Hobert Skidmore died

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2000

Webster County population was 9,719

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2004

Commercial mining in Webster County produced 3.9 million tons of coal

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