Ripley

March 15, 1950: Cedar Lakes Deeded to State Board of Education

On March 15, 1950, the 231-acre Easter Farm in Jackson County was deeded to the state Board of Education by Oliver Kessel, a prominent citizen of Ripley.…

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December 16, 1897 : Last Public Hanging in West Virginia

On December 16, 1897, John F. Morgan was hanged in Ripley for the murder of Chloe Greene and two of her sons. It was the last public execution in West…

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SafeWise Report Says W.Va. is the 15th Safest State in the U.S.

West Virginia was named the 15th safest state in the US for settling down and raising a family. According to a blog from the SafeWise.com website, West…

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