Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey (These stories are written by Ben Blankenship, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who decided he wouldn’t hide behind the name of Billy Hill – Hillbilly reversed.) A Railroad Comes to Marlinton Oh, listen to...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Averill’s Retreat In December 1863, General Averill’s army suddenly appeared on the crest of the river ridge opposite Hillsboro, and covered the face of the country...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Over 80 By Annie Cromer Published March 1, 1973 Jennie Bell Slaven’s stories, continued I will give this paper that I wrote for Evelyn Lee, Oscar’s daughter, to you. It is some history of our Slaven family. Durbin, July...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HILLSBORO COMMUNITY History of Pocahontas County ~ 1981 Hillsboro, located in a rich and beautiful upland valley, is named for Richard Hill, the pioneer from North Carolina, who built his home on a good farm in...

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...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historic Sketches of Pocahontas County- 1901 By William T. Price HUNTERSVILLE – THE FIRST COUNTY SEAT For a number of years previous to the organization of the county, in 1821, Hun-tersville had been a public place, as...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Round-Up Time and Cattle Drives Like the story of wagon trains, round-ups and cattle drives are associated with the ‘Old West,” but before the advent of the railroad up the...