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Jan 19, 1818

The General Assembly established Preston County

Jun 05, 1859

A great frost killed crops in the fields. They were replanted with hardy buckwheat, which became a favorite in Preston County.

Other events that happened on or around June 05, 1859


An arsonist burned the Preston County courthouse destroying most of the county records from 1818-69

Other events that happened on or around 1869


An explosion at Orrel Coal Company killed 39 men

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