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Doddridge County, Giant Thigh Bone

Doddridge County was officially created in 1845 from parts of Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, and Lewis Counties of what was then still Virginia. It was named for Philip Doddridge (1773–1832), the late distinguished statesman of western Virginia,

On Flint Run in Shannondoah Doddridge County, the thigh bone of a giant is among the discoveries claimed. It was three feet long. This would indicate that the owner,  in life was fully nine feet high. The catalogue of large bones might be continued almost indefinitely,. . .

The discovery of a three-foot long thigh bone in Doddridge County suggests that its owner was a giant standing at nine feet tall. The find adds to a catalogue of large bones discovered in the area, indicating that there may have been a population of giants in western Virginia.

History of Hampshire County, West Virginia 1897

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