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Preserving Pocahontas

Students at Rimel School – circa 1924

Students at the Rimel School in the 1920s. Back row, left to right: Alanzo Dean, Randal Rider, Ben Dean and Arnold Rider. The five little boys in front are not identified. The Rimel School was located on Cochran Creek, one mile above its junction with Laurel Creek. The school was in use from 1895 until it closed in 1934. Courtesy of Thomas E. Rider, ID: PHP003239

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs are available.

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