HCPD Area of Interest
This map depicts the interests of researchers and members of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants. The numbered counties in the central part of the state are:
The earliest settlers in central West Virginia were in northwestern Upshur County and northeastern Lewis County. This area was then (1769) a part of West Augusta County, Virginia.
The first migration to the region was from the South Branch Valley, the area shown in dark green on our map. Later mass migrations came from north central (West) Virginia (lime green) and the mountains of Randolph, Pendleton, and Greenbrier (rust).
From the central region, families moved further west and south into the area shown in yellow on the map and to points beyond the borders of the state. Some few families migrated to the Northern Panhandle and southern parts of the state (shown in red).
If you have any suggestions that would improve my explaination of the migratory patterns in our area of interest, please tell me.