The Herald-Dispatch Discover Communities RSS 2014-04-21T09:53:11-04:00 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 2014-03-17T16:35:32-04:00 <p> Prepared by the League of Women Voters</p> Wayne County: 5 key figures helped craft area into what some community members call the 'best of town and country' The Herald-Dispatch 2013-07-15T08:58:09-04:00 <p> Whether you&#8217;re just across the line in Westmoreland, &#8220;out Wayne&#8221; or way out Wayne, the county that calls itself the &#8220;Western Gate to the Mountain State&#8221; is celebrated by its residents for its strong sense of family, community and tradi&#173;tion.</p> Wayne County attractions The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:9a595fae-ada4-4453-a87e-a22f2712bb9f 2013-07-15T09:00:36-04:00 <p> Attractions, golf and dining.</p> Wayne County highlights The Herald-Dispatch 2013-07-15T09:01:14-04:00 <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&#39;s the westernmost county in what is now the state of West Virginia, and it was named in honor of Gen. &quot;Mad Anthony&quot; 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> Lawrence County, Ohio: Community known for its rich history in iron and for its role in helping slaves escape via the Underground Railroad The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:e62a1420-8175-4fdc-a6bc-42680f8dc2fa 2013-07-08T12:54:58-04:00 <p> Lawrence County, Ohio, was formed as a county in 1816, named for the American naval hero Capt. James Lawrence, in the war of 1812.</p> Lawrence County attractions The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:2b0c5341-c8f5-4abb-8ee6-3e19a2a81d9f 2013-07-08T12:59:11-04:00 <p> Attractions, golf, bowling, shopping, dining.</p> Lawrence County highlights The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:a3e2d948-dcce-44c3-bcee-00c1678f36ad 2013-07-08T12:55:42-04:00 <p> ORIGIN: Named for Capt. James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the war of 1812. Founded Dec. 20, 1816. Burlington was first county seat. County seat subsequently moved to Ironton.</p> Milton: Community known for those who brought successful ventures to W.Va. small town The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:918b623a-b58e-438d-8cca-5e3db21c6608 2013-06-24T08:33:40-04:00 <p> MILTON &#8212; The town of Milton, W.Va., is know for the Pump&#173;kin Festival, Blenko Glass and even the flea market.</p> Milton attractions The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:864646f4-9161-4f1c-a772-e5577c7cf7aa 2013-06-24T08:38:55-04:00 <p> Attractions, shopping and dining.</p> Milton fast facts The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:cd4e3d4a-9cc6-4529-80ab-02609a22fb0f 2013-06-24T09:00:31-04:00 <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>