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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
Hank Williams Died 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 Died 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
Eva Le Gallienne Died 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 Died 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
Lina Basquette Died 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
Frank Buckles Died at 110 (1901-2011)

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Dagmar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in West Virginia
Dagmar Died 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 Died 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
Cecil H. Underwood Died 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
Danny Casolaro Died 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
William Luther Pierce Died 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
Benjamin F. Martin Died 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
Nathan Goff, Jr. Died 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 Died 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
Sarah Meriwether Nutter Died 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 Died 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
John Floyd Died 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
Milledge Luke Bonham Died 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
James Carson Breckinridge Died 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
Charles J. Faulkner Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Henry D. Hatfield Died 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
Daniel B. Lucas Died 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
Ira Rodgers Died 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
Michael Miller Died 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
Claud Ashton Jones Died 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 Died 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. Died 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
Julien Edmund Victor Gaujot Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Thomas Walker Gilmer Died 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
William R. Laird, III Died 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
Daniel Polsley Died 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 Died 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
Walter Eli Clark Died 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
Jack Glasscock Died 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 Died 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
Abel P. Upshur Died 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
George W. Atkinson Died 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
Joseph Rosier Died 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
William A. MacCorkle Died 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
George W. Thompson Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Aretas B. Fleming Died 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 Died 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
Arthur I. Boreman Died at 73 (1823-1896)