Preston County Journal Building
The Preston County Journal Building was built in 1880 by William 0. Dawson, who established the Journal (a local newspaper), later became Governor of West Virginia.
Backstory and Context
James W. White was the next owner until 1899, when he sold it to Horatio S. Whetsell. The Whetsell family owned the Journal for sixty-eight years. In 1967, it was purchased by Delbert and Linda Benson, who later sold to Gary and Tina Bolyard and Dennis and Carol Peters. Today the papers are owned and printed by NCWV Media who publishes the Preston County Journal on Tuesday, and the Preston County News on Friday.