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...
For whom was our county named?
A. Indian Princess Pocahontas
Where was the first county seat?
Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901
William T. Price
Some Preliminary Words
From all that remains of the former presence of the Indians...
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...
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?
Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County –...
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...
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...
AN OLD MYSTERY
The Pocahontas Times
June 8, 1899
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...