Welcome to the WVGeohistory/Geoexplorer project. Please pardon our dust. Due to a ransomware attack, this site has been down for a few weeks. While we are now back online, we took the negative and put a positive spin on it we decided that we may as well go ahead with some upgrades to the site. That will take longer to accomplish than just bringing the old site back, we thought it was time to make the improvements anyway so, we are starting with a fresh new server, new installs of our software and, with a little work, we will be back up and fully functional as soon as possible. Thank you all for your patience during this time.

Welcome to the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project!

The West Virginia GeoExplorer is an innovative geographically-based web resource for exploring the history, culture, and architecture of West Virginia. Jefferson County serves as the starting point for project efforts, which will later be expanded to encompass the rest of the state.

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, digital imaging, and the rich concentration of local primary historical materials, it is a freely-available resource for scholars, students, professionals, and laymen, with potential uses ranging from a digital archives of primary sources, to a research and educational tool, to an integral part of the community's planning and development process.


Visit the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project Blog