Whereas, On December 21, 1821 the Virginia General Assembly created a new county to be called Pocahontas; and
Whereas, Pocahontas and John Rolfe were the forebears of Thomas Mann Randolph, the Governor of Virginia at the time;
Whereas, In 1863, Pocahontas County was one of the original counties of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Pocahontas County has long been known as the Birthplace of Rivers – where the headwaters of the Elk, Williams, Gauley, Cherry, Shavers Fork of the Cheat, Greenbrier, Cranberry and Tygart Rivers are born; and
Whereas, Pocahontas County is celebrating its Bicentennial year, December 21, 2021 through October 1, 2022;
Therefore be it Proclaimed by the Pocahontas County Bicentennial Commission:
That we, the people of Pocahontas County, celebrate our two hundred years of history; and,
Be it further proclaimed, that the Pocahontas County Bicentennial Commission, Pocahontas County Commission and Pocahontas County residents acknowledge the historical significance of this milestone and commend those who had the foresight to recognize our fine county as worthy of distinction.
Given under our hands and the seal of the
Pocahontas County Bicentennial Commission, Pocahontas County Commission, Pocahontas County Residents and descendants of original petitioners
This, the 18st day of December 2021 in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary December 21, 2021
This proclamation was read and signed at the Bicentennial Event in Huntersville Saturday, December 18, 2021.
Laura Dean Bennett
A commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the creation of Pocahontas County- the actual date of which was December 21, 1821- was held on Saturday, December 18, at the old Huntersville Presbyterian Church. Chilly, rainy weather didn’t prevent the historic building’s pews from being filled with an appreciative crowd who enjoyed the reading of historical presentations and congratulatory proclamations, followed by homemade cookies and cider, provided by Huntersville Traditions.