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Carter and Kincaid children with Marlinton Grade School in the background. Standing, left to right. Ora Lee Kincaid, Georgia Pearl Carter, Hester Kincaid. Seated, left to right: Harry Kincaid, Clark Carter. Parents of the Carter children were Marvin Clark and Levia Gibson Carter. The steeple behind the school is that of the original Methodist Church. More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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Zachariah Swink with his wife, Rachel Cassell Swink. Mr. Swink was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, November 3, 1835. His family moved to the Pocahontas area around 1850. He enlisted in the Confederate Army More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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Brother and sister Ted Bright (b. 1919) and Nellie Bright (b. 1916) feeding chickens at the Bright homeplace on the Greenbrier River in Riverside, north of Marlinton. Their parents were Harvey K. and Lena Sharp More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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Children are dressed in costume for a Christmas Play at an unknown church or school in Pocahontas County. This photo may have been taken in the Marlinton or Huntersville area and was found in a box of photos headed More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas wishes you and yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A photo taken in the winter of 1974 shows the newly restored Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, author More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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This little photograph is one that I would classify as a treasure! The picture was taken in Stony Bottom, possibly as early as 1890. The occasion for the gathering is a Church Reunion and Baptism. Two people are More...

Students attending A. M. Byrd’s school in Marlinton, W.Va. The school was located in a building built in 1892 by The Bank of Pocahontas, but not used by the bank. The building was located on the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street where the present day First Citizens Bank building is now located. A. M. Byrd was from Warm Springs, Va. He established a graded school in September 1892. The following year he changed it to a military school for boys, the Pocahontas Military Academy. There is no evidence the military school lasted more than a year. The building was then used as a drug store run by Emory H. Smith, W. B. Rickett and Dr. N.R. Price.  In 1899 The Pocahontas Bank was chartered and opened in this building on November 22. The building burned on November 5, 1902. Photo courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID PHS004505

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpoca hontas.org If you have historical record or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@pocahontaspreservation.org  Prints of photographs from the archives are available.
By Suzanne Stewart On Thursday, December 10th, 2015

A. M. Byrd Grade School, Marlinton – ca. 1892

Students attending A. M. Byrd’s school in Marlinton, W.Va. The school was located in a building built in 1892 by The Bank of Pocahontas, but not used by the bank. The building was located on the corner of Second More...