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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Natural Features and Social Customs In one part of the world whence our ancestors came, climate impresses the idea that manly vigor, silent endurance, public spirit...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the highest point in Pocahontas County? A. Bald Knob at an altitude of 4,848 feet. Q. What is the lowest point in Pocahontas County? A. Where the Greenbrier River goes out of the county...

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

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Natural Features and Social Customs Owing to climatic influences, life with our ancestors was a hard, continuous struggle for mere existence, and hence, the accumulation of...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

February 1930 FREDERICK DOUGLASS Edith Knapper With the advent of February, our minds as a race, instinctively turn to one whose rise from slavery, poverty and obscurity to a place of worldwide preeminence is little less than...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Richard Harry "Dick" Knapp, 1847 – Dec. 1889 The Pocahontas Times January 9, 1890 Dick Knapp very mysteriously disappeared from his home near Edray a few weeks ago, and a short time after, was reported as being...

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

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901 By William T. Price April 1828 – The county is laid off into three districts. The upper end as low down as Sitlington Creek, then down to the mouth...