Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901   FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS At April Term, 1826, two gentlemen were indicted for horse racing on the public road. Against another for retailing spirituous liquors by the small measures...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1891-2021

For whom was our county named? A. Indian Princess Pocahontas Where was the first county seat? A. Huntersville Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 William T. Price Some Preliminary Words From all that remains of the former presence of the Indians...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What battle fought in Pocahontas County was the most extensive Civil War conflict in the State? A. The Battle of Droop Mountain. Q. What Civil War battles were fought in the northern end of Pocahontas...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What railroad went the length of the county from Durbin to Caldwell in Greenbrier County? A. Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Q. When did this railroad come into Pocahontas County? A. 1900 Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County –...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

June 28, 1928 STATE PARK TO BE DEDICATED ON JULY 4TH The Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park will be dedicated on Wednesday, July 4th. Hon. John D. Sutton, chairman of the Droop Mountain Battlefield Commission, will...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

BIOGRAPHIC HENRY DILLEY Among the early settlers of our county, Henry Dilley deserves more than a passing notice. He was one of the four Dilley brothers, one of whom was the late Martin Dilley. It is...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

AN OLD MYSTERY The Pocahontas Times June 8, 1899 Continued... About 1890, Dick Knapp disappeared from his home near Edray, and it has always been believed that he was murdered, tho the failure to find the body has...

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...

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