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List of famous people who died in West Virginia, with photos when available. These notable West Virginia deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in West Virginia, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has West Virginia listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in West Virginia has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

List is made up of many different people, including William E. Chilton and Peter G. Van Winkle.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in West Virginia?" and "Which celebrities died in West Virginia?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in West Virginia includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 30 (1923-1953)

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J. R. Clifford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
J. R. Clifford Dec. at 85 (1848-1933)

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Eva Le Gallienne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 92 (1899-1991)

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Mahlon Loomis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Mahlon Loomis Dec. at 60 (1826-1886)

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Lina Basquette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 87 (1907-1994)

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Frank Buckles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 110 (1901-2011)

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Dagmar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 80 (1921-2001)

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Tristram Tupper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Tristram Tupper Dec. at 69 (1885-1954)

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Cecil H. Underwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 86 (1922-2008)

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Danny Casolaro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 44 (1947-1991)

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William Luther Pierce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 69 (1933-2002)

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Benjamin F. Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 67 (1828-1895)

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Nathan Goff, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 77 (1843-1920)

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James McGrew is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
James McGrew Dec. at 97 (1813-1910)

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Sarah Meriwether Nutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 62 (1888-1950)

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J. Johnston Pettigrew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
J. Johnston Pettigrew Dec. at 35 (1828-1863)

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John Floyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 54 (1783-1837)

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Milledge Luke Bonham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 77 (1813-1890)

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James Carson Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 65 (1877-1942)

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Charles J. Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 78 (1806-1884)

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Edward Thomson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Edward Thomson Dec. at 60 (1810-1870)

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William E. Glasscock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
William E. Glasscock Dec. at 63 (1862-1925)

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Henry D. Hatfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 87 (1875-1962)

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Daniel B. Lucas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 73 (1836-1909)

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Ira Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 68 (1895-1963)

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Michael Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 52 (1931-1983)

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Claud Ashton Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 63 (1885-1948)

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Henry M. Mathews is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Henry M. Mathews Dec. at 50 (1834-1884)

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John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. Dec. at 50 (1912-1962)

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Julien Edmund Victor Gaujot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 64 (1874-1938)

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John Hagans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
John Hagans Dec. at 62 (1838-1900)

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William M. O. Dawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
William M. O. Dawson Dec. at 63 (1853-1916)

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John J. Jacob is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
John J. Jacob Dec. at 64 (1829-1893)

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Thomas Walker Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 42 (1802-1844)

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William R. Laird, III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 58 (1916-1974)

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Daniel Polsley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 74 (1803-1877)

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George R. Latham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
George R. Latham Dec. at 85 (1832-1917)

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Walter Eli Clark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 81 (1869-1950)

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Jack Glasscock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 90 (1857-1947)

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Ward Hill Lamon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Ward Hill Lamon Dec. at 65 (1828-1893)

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Abel P. Upshur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 54 (1790-1844)

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George W. Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 80 (1845-1925)

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Joseph Rosier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 81 (1870-1951)

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William A. MacCorkle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 73 (1857-1930)

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George W. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 82 (1806-1888)

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Jacob B. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Jacob B. Jackson Dec. at 64 (1829-1893)

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Robert S. Garnett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Robert S. Garnett Dec. at 42 (1819-1861)

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Aretas B. Fleming is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 84 (1839-1923)

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Kellian Whaley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Kellian Whaley Dec. at 55 (1821-1876)

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Arthur I. Boreman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dec. at 73 (1823-1896)