Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Richard Harry "Dick" Knapp, 1847 – Dec. 1889 The Pocahontas Times January 9, 1890 Dick Knapp very mysteriously disappeared from his home near Edray a few weeks ago, and a short time after, was reported as being...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Over 80 By Annie Cromer Published March 1, 1973 Jennie Bell Slaven’s stories, continued I will give this paper that I wrote for Evelyn Lee, Oscar’s daughter, to you. It is some history of our Slaven family. Durbin, July...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Over 80 By Annie Cromer Published March 1, 1973 I went to see Jennie Bell Slaven about helping me write an article on the history of Durbin. She is an interesting person with a remarkably keen...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

The History of Spruce Shared by Keith Moore With the completion of the railroad to the top of the mountain in 1901, the number of men multiplied as the cutting and shipping of pulpwood increased. With...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF DUNMORE COMMUNITY By Ella Pritchard Published February 3, 1927 Continued Copied from the church records: “Baxter Presbyterian Church, built during the summer of 1858, dedicated to the service of Almighty God, on the 27th day of August,...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF DUNMORE COMMUNITY By Ella Pritchard Continued Robert Dunlap McCutchan married Elizabeth Youel Lockridge, of Goshen, Virginia, and settled on Thomas Creek in 1825. While they are not pioneers, they came to Pocahontas county soon after the organization of the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF DUNMORE By Ella Pritchard continued.. W. J. Cackley and B. F. McElwee built the house where J....

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Letter to the Editor March 24, 1927 Mr. Calvin W. Price, Editor; It was with much interest “The History of Dunmore Community,” by Miss Ella Pritchard was read. As I grow riper in years, my heart inclines more...