Preston County, in northeastern West Virginia was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly Jan. 19, 1818, from parts of Monongalia County. It was named for James Patton Preston, Governor of Virginia (1816-19). Preston County became the 20th county in what is now West Virginia, and consists of 653.88 square miles. On March 7, 1869, the courthouse was destroyed by fire. All courthouse records, with the exception of few books were lost. Deed books in the County Clerks record room begin with #25, previous books were destroyed. Land records were partially recreated when public was asked to bring in deeds to their property and was then re-recorded in Deed Books.
The County Clerk is to act as Clerk (fiscal officer) of the County Commission.
Linda Huggins, County Clerk
Kim Warnick Bolyard, Deputy Clerk
Crystal Bolyard, Deputy Clerk
Kim Dixon, Deputy Clerk
Laura Hooton, Deputy Clerk
Tammy Johnson, Deputy Clerk
Linda Lewis, Deputy Clerk
Deanna Lively, Deputy Clerk
Mary Rodeheaver, Deputy Clerk
Taylor Bowmar, Deputy Clerk
Linda Huggins, was elected as County Clerk in in 2010 and now in her second term serving the residents of Preston County. Prior to being elected County Clerk , Linda had worked 16 years in the County Clerk’s Office in various positions.
She and her husband Randy were married in 1982, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.