The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

November 26, 2012

State encyclopedia site hits half a million visitors

CHARLESTON — The number of visitors to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia surpassed 500,000 earlier this fall, an important mark for the online West Virginia reference resource. e-WV, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, is the quickest, most authoritative reference available for concise information on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture — past and present. The website offers more than 2,300 articles, thousands of multimedia assets, interactive mapping, a 12,000-item timeline, and quizzes, among other features.

“We keep a close eye on the number of visits to the online West Virginia Encyclopedia,” said e-WV publisher Ken Sullivan. “We are pleased to reach this benchmark.”

e-WV has also recorded millions of page views with visits from 179 countries around the world. The online encyclopedia, found at, is free of charge and available to anyone with access to the Internet. It is the latest product of the West Virginia Encyclopedia Project, best known for the print edition of the West Virginia Encyclopedia, a regional bestseller published by the Humanities Council on June 20, 2006.

e-WV is staffed by full-time editors who update content daily, reply to the comments and feedback of users, and add to interactive and illustrative features on the site.

The e-WV website was developed by Information Research Corporation of Fairmont and Weston and is supported in part by a $150,000 grant from Verizon, by other sponsors, and by the contributions of its users. For more information contact the West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25301; 304-346-8500; or visit e-WV at


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