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Assessors of Jackson County


The office now known as Assessor was termed the Commissioner of Revenue prior to West Virginia becoming a state on June 20, 1863. From 1873 to 1910 the county was split into Northern and Southern districts, with an Assessor elected to serve each district. Below are the names of each Assessor and their dates of service.

1831 - George H. Warth

1832 - Gilbert Boswell

1833 - Ephraim S. Evans

1834 - John McKown

1835 - Tapley Beckwith

1836 - Thomas Cain

1837 - William Sheppard

1838 - Jonathan Casto

1839 - John Rardon

1840 - George Casto, Sr.

1841 - Mordecai Thomasson

1843 - Robert McGuffin

1846 - Warren Reed

1847 - Edward Hart Rader

1848 - James Greer

1849 - D. G. Gorrell

1850 - John Kouns

1851 - Anthony Dilworth

1853 - F. A. Knight

1855 - Henry Holbert

1857 - Abraham McCoy

1861 - Benjamin H. Chase

1864 - William Harpold

1867 - Abram G. Casto

1869 - J. M. Dudgeon

1871 - W. G. Hickle

1873 - J. A. McIntosh, #1

1873 - W. G. Hickle, #2

1877 - R. B. Howard, #1

1877 - J. H. Casto, #2

1881 - H. P. Slaven, #1

1881 - W. H. O'Brien, #2

1885 - J. W. .Parsons, #1

1885 - John W. Smith, #2

1889 - J. H. Harpold, #2

1893 - J. F. Ball, #1

1893 - W. G. Hickle, #2

1897 - Samuel McBride, #1

1897 - J. Frank Staats, #2

1901 - J. M. Morrison, #2

1905 - George S. Nohe, #1

1905 - J. Frank Staats, #2

1910 - Sylvester B. Sayre

1917 - N. F. McBride

1921 - William Jordan

1929 - W. T. Chancey

1937 - Guy Dudgeon

1945 - W. A. "Bill" Riggs*

1984 - Clifford F. Kerwood**

1985 - Tom Good

1989 - Brian K. Thomas



*W. A. "Bill" Riggs, of Sandyville, served longer than any other person, nearly 40 years, which is a record for county office holders in Jackson County.

**On July 3, 1984, the Jackson County Commission appointed Clifford F.Kerwood to complete the unexpired term of W.A. Riggs, which ended January 1, 1985.





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