Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the common name for Rt. 150? A. Scenic Highway Q. When was the courthouse in Marlinton built? A. 1894 Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Natural Features and Social Customs Persons knowing but...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Where was the first CCC camp in Pocahontas County? A. Thornwood, followed shortly by Seneca and Watoga. Q. What national work program built roads, sidewalks, indexed deeds and other records at the courthouse, and painted...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Name the places in Pocahontas County where Robert E. Lee had temporary headquarters in 1861. A. Huntersville, Marlins Bottom, Linwood Q. What church was used as barracks by Union troops and a hospital by Confederates? A....

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. How many caves and caverns are there in the County? A. Unknown – more than 500. Q. Name the state parks in our County. A. Watoga, Cass Scenic Railroad, Droop Mountain Battlefield, Beartown, Greenbrier River...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Name the counties which border Pocahontas. A. Randolph, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Webster. Q. Name the rivers which originate in Pocahontas County. A. Greenbrier, Cherry, Cranberry, Shavers Fork of Cheat, Tygart, Williams, Elk and Gauley. Historic...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What year were Hillsboro, Marlinton and Green Bank high schools consolidated into Pocahontas County High School. A. 1970 Q. Where was the highest Confederate campground in the Civil War located in Pocahontas County. A. Top of...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What state park has strange and interesting rock formations with holes that could serve as dens and spaces that could be streets? A. Beartown Q. What Cass teacher and author wrote novels about logging and...