Published On: Wed, Aug 20th, 2014

Preserving Pocahontas

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Pres. Poca. web 8-21

Travellers’ Repose in Bartow, pictured on this postcard from the early 1900s, is located on the old stage turnpike midway between Staunton, Virginia, and Parkersburg, West Virginia. The “famous old hostelry” is at the site of the first overnight stagecoach stop west of the Alleghenies, the first post office in Pocahontas County, as well as the first Civil War battle scene in Pocahontas. (Courtesy of Stephen McNalley, ID: PHP000547)


Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or www.preserving


If you have photographs or documents to be scanned for the county Historical Archive Project contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs from the archives are available.

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