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“Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia” – Randolph Co.


“Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia” by David Sutton is available at the Helvetia Library, Helvetia General Store, and the Hutte Restaurant for $25. This is a redesigned, updated, second edition of “One’s Own Hearth is Like Gold: A History of Helvetia, West Virginia” (1990) with additional text and 44 new photos. The book is published by West Virginia University Press and a portion of the proceeds support activites of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Association.”


To order by mail, send a check for $29 (includes shipping via Media Mail and handling) made out to “Helvetia Restoration and Development Association” to:
Helvetia Restoration and Development Association
PO Box 34
Helvetia, WV 26224


“Helvetia, West Virginia, a small village settled in 1869 by Swiss and German immigrants, is located in Randolph County. Its secluded location led to the preservation of traditional dance, music, food, and holidays. It is these traditions that make Helvetia both a great community and destination.”


Explore “Helvetia, WV” Website

“The Story of the Helvetia Community”

An example of “Agricultural Extension Division Community Histories”


Explore WV A&H’s “Helvetia Community History” Website

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