Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Round-Up Time and Cattle Drives Like the story of wagon trains, round-ups and cattle drives are associated with the ‘Old West,” but before the advent of the railroad up the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Ice Break-up and Log Drive It was about 1897 or ’98 that the writer went to stay with “Uncle George and Aunt Lou” Clendenen, who acted as my foster parents....

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

A GRUELING FOOT RACE By Si Sharp History of Pocahontas County ~ 1981 From about 1885 until 1914, there was an English settlement between Mingo and Linwood. These cultured, educated and good clean sport-minded families played soccer...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~1901 By William T. Price Among the prosperous citizens of Pocahontas County in its early development, Christopher Herold deserves recognition of a special character. He was of pure German parentage –...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901 By William T. Price BIOGRAPHIC WILLIAM AULDRIDGE William Auldridge, Senior, the ancestor and founder of the family relationship of that name in our county, was a native of England. His mother,...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HILLSBORO COMMUNITY History of Pocahontas County ~ 1981 Hillsboro, located in a rich and beautiful upland valley, is named for Richard Hill, the pioneer from North Carolina, who built his home on a good farm in...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901 By William T. Price BIOGRAPHIC JOSEPH BROWN The Brown relationship trace their ancestry to Joseph Brown, whose wife was Hannah M’Afferty. They lived a few years in Bath County, on the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

We had a request for a copy of the following article from the August 17, 1905 edition of The Pocahontas Times. This story has been told and retold through the years, so we offer...