Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901 By William T. Price The first newspaper to be published in his county was the Pocahontas Times, founded in 1882 at Huntersville, and later Marlinton, and ceased to be...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~1821-2021

January 27, 1927 continued… Lee made his main camp on the Seneca Trail twenty miles north of Marlinton. All the histories say that he rested on Valley Mountain. That is true, in part, for that...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901 By William T. Price During the war, Huntersville was burned by Federal Troops sent in from the garrison at Beverly, to prevent it being a Confederate depot for military...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

From the Archives of The Pocahontas Times ~ 1903 Married An interesting society event transpired January 29th, 1903, on the Dry Branch of Swago at 3 p.m. when Geo. Douglas McNeil and Miss Marietta Grace McNeil were...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

GREENBANK LAND GRANTS continued A grant for 44,000 acres was issued to Thomas Wilson in 1795. His tract of land lies between the town of Marlinton including the town of Dunmore and near the site of...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. How many rivers flow into Pocahontas? A. None Q. How does the average altitude of Pocahontas compare with other counties east of the Rockies? A. Highest average altitude. Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, May 11, 1935 The words of wisdom of Governor John J. Cornwell, as spoken at the annual older boys conference held at Wheeling under the auspices of the Young Men’s Christian Association. continued… Familiar as all...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, September 27, 1928 A collision of a horse and automobile on the Hunters-ville road near Kramer’s Camp Monday night resulting in a dead horse and a badly damaged car. Emerson Sharp was driving along...

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