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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Where in Pocahontas County was a federal prison camp from 1938 to 1959? A. Cranberry Glades area, with an address of Mill Point. Q. The Ridge and Valley and the Alleghany Plateau are the two...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price In regard to educational interests, Huntersville has had some good schools. About the year 1841, a chartered Academy was built near the place now occupied...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

ABOUT THE COUNTRY June 26, 1924 The Pocahontas Times Samuel Gibson got himself a fine big two year old bear in a trap on Gauley Mountain Friday morning. He made his set a mile or so from...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the oldest church building in Pocahontas County and where is it? A. Hamlin Chapel, on Stony Creek. Q. Name the municipalities in Pocahontas County. A. Durbin, Marlinton and Hillsboro. Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County –...

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

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

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Ice Break-up and Log Drive It was about 1897 or ’98 that the writer went to stay with “Uncle George and Aunt Lou” Clendenen, who acted as my foster parents....

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....