The Herald-Dispatch Discover Communities RSS 2014-10-21T17:38:15-04:00 urn:uuid:e264f3e1-aba5-42fa-9517-7ddcc1999eaf Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Directory of W.Va. public officials, workers The Herald-Dispatch urn:uuid:129b3590-fa48-47ba-ba06-1d4c13894c55 2014-10-11T22:26:52-04:00 <p> Prepared by the League of Women Voters</p> Some of the leaders who help make Wayne County, W.Va., better and stronger KRISTI MURPHY urn:uuid:e8dff589-8e61-4fb3-b082-5de9c47412f7 2014-07-13T18:06:31-04:00 <p> Wayne County &#8212; peaceful and pastoral today &#8212; is named for an American war hero, Gen. &#8220;Mad Anthony&#8221; Wayne, who defeated the Shawnee Indians in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, clearing the way for white settlers to safely enter the region and begin claiming homesteads.</p> Wayne County attractions The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:9a595fae-ada4-4453-a87e-a22f2712bb9f 2014-07-13T18:02:09-04:00 <p> Attractions, golf and dining.</p> Wayne County highlights The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news_communities/2013+0714_WayneHighlights 2014-07-13T17:59:33-04:00 <p> ORIGIN: Wayne County was established by the state of Virginia on Jan. 18, 1842. It and 43 other counties joined to form West Virginia on June 20, 1863. It&#8217;s the westernmost county in what is now the state of West Virginia, and it was named in honor of Gen. &#8220;Mad Anthony&#8221; Wayne. The general is credited with making the region safe for a white settlement, after defeating the Shawnee Indians in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.</p> Milton leaders keeping city strong SHANE ARRINGTON urn:uuid:71e89407-9178-4fff-b0f9-2a9c5353f8c2 2014-07-06T15:59:09-04:00 <p> MILTON &#8212; You won&#8217;t see any high-rise buildings towering above Milton, West Virginia, while driving past on nearby I-64, but what the city lacks in height, it more than makes up for in depth.</p> Milton attractions The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:864646f4-9161-4f1c-a772-e5577c7cf7aa 2014-07-06T15:46:53-04:00 <p> Attractions, shopping and dining.</p> Milton fast facts The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:cd4e3d4a-9cc6-4529-80ab-02609a22fb0f 2014-07-06T15:45:15-04:00 <p> <strong>ORIGIN</strong>: Named for Milton Rece, a large landowner and the first Postmaster in the area when the town was incorporated in 1876.</p> Putnam County: People who make it a better place to live CURTIS JOHNSON urn:uuid:542f1143-c6a9-4fde-9208-9bbe68257874 2014-06-30T10:32:49-04:00 <p> For more than 165 years, Putnam County has sat within its own borders as a rural to suburban area located between larger cities to its east and west. It straddles the Kanawha River with ample farmland and the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as crucial elements that helped its economy early on.</p> Putnam County attractions The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:5d579c0b-1de8-4e67-94fe-fa86cd8564a0 2014-06-30T10:17:10-04:00 <p> Attractions, golf, shopping, dining.</p> Putnam County highlights The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news_communities/2012+0701_PUTCOhighlights 2014-06-30T10:14:33-04:00 <p> ORIGIN: Putnam County was formed in 1848 from Kanawha, Cabell and Mason counties. The county was named for Israel Putnam, a New England patriot, who served as a general in the Revolutionary War.</p>