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 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.preservingpocahontas.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.
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.preservingpocahontas.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.

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