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Pocahontas County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1821
Named: For Pocahontas, the Indian princess
County Seat: Marlinton

Sources

Books

Blackhurst, Warren E. Natural History of the Cass Scenic Railroad. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University Library, 1976.
500.9754 B628.

Clarkson, Roy B. On Beyond Leatherbark: The Cass Saga. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1990.
975.487 C613.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 1973 v.3.

Edgar, Betsy. Our House: The Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1965.
B B922e.

Harper, Enid. History of Knapp's Creek Community Consisting of the The Hills, Forst, Knapp's Creek and Minnehaha Neighborhoods, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924 (On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: H3.

Mill Point, West Virginia, Marvin Chapel Church History Committee. A History of Marvel Chapel and Community, Mill Point, West Virginia, 1953-54. s. l., Committee, 1954.
287.6754 M645.

Ott, Edwin. The Mountains Speak in Picture and Story. Fairlea, West Virginia, Farilea Print Shop, 1969.
917.5488 O89.

Pocahontas County Historical Society. Gleanings of Pocahontas County Historical Society. Marlinton, West Virginia, Society, 1980-.
Per.

______________________________. History of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, 1981. Dallas, Texas, Taylor Publishing Company, 1981.
975.487 P739.

Price, Andrew. Selim, the Algerine: Adventures of a Prisoner of Spain, France and Shawnees, Rescued in Pocahontas County in 1759. Marlinton, West Virginia, times Book Company, 1924.
B S464p Pam.

Price, William Thomas. Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Marlinton, West Virginia, Price Brothers, 1901.
975. 487 P946.

Wilson, Mrs. Stanley. History of Minnehaha Springs Community, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1928 (On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: W5.

Newspaper Clippings

"Allegheny Lodge...Land of the Laughing Waters," WV Hillbilly, 9-25-1982.
"At Home With History, Huntersville," Charleston Daily Mail, 10-6-1995.
"Attorney: Convicted Murderer Innocent of Rainbow Killings," Dominion Post, 5-17- 1995.
"Bald Knob and Green bank," Pocahontas Times, 7-30-1925.
"Bicentennial Salute to Pocahontas County," WV Hillbilly, 6-5-1976.
"Boom Times in Pocahontas," Pocahontas Times, 6-29-1978.
"Calvin W. Price, Editor, Comments," Pocahontas Times, 9-17-1925.
"Cass WV as a Boom Town," Charleston Daily Mail, 10-31-1965.
"Cheat Mountain Club on Shavers Fork," Inter-Mountain, 6-25-1988.
"Civil War Battle Left Impression in Pocahontas," Charleston Gazette, 5-26-1978.
"Comply With Solicitation Laws, Adams Told," Charleston Gazette, 1-9-1999.
"County Gave Civil War Many Rebel Heroes," Beckley Post Herald, 10-30-1957.
"Culture Chief Eyes Cass as State's Version of Colonial Williamsburg," Gazette, 8-31- 1977.
"Declaration of John Slaven for Revolutionary Service," Pocahontas Times, 4-16- 1931.
"Droop Mountain Battlefield," Pocahontas Times, 8-4-1927.
"Early Settlers Founding of Pocahontas," Beckley Post Herald, 10-28-1957.
"End of Loggers Era," Herald Advertiser, 3-17-1966.
"Families Hold On to WV Farms," Charleston Daily Mail, 11-25-1994.
"Fire at Historic Lumber Mill Was Fifth Major Blaze at Cass," Charleston Gazette, 2-24- 1982.
"Flint Valley," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 10-1-1967.
"For the President Owen D. Young," Pocahontas Times, 4-30-1931.
"Four Arrests Made in Rainbow Family Murders," WV Daily News, 4-17-1992.
"Frost to Crabbottom," Pocahontas Times, 7-8-1924.
"Heart and Sole," Register Herald, 3-10-1996.
"Hillboro Citizens Praised on Town's 100th birthday," Inter-Mountain, 11-1-1986.
"Elk Names Are Only That Remain," Charleston Daily Mail, 11-12-1994.
"Hillsboro," Pocahontas Times, 5-4-1924.
"Historical Landmark Commission," Pocahontas Times, 10-5-1989.
"History of Edray Community," Pocahontas Times, 11-4-1926.
"History of Knapps Creek Community," Pocahontas Times, 9-25-1924.
"History of Dunmore Community," Pocahontas Times, 2-3-1927.
"Huntersville, Pocahontas Times, 4-15-1926, 1-26-1928, 2-2-1928, 2-9-1928, 2-16-1928, 2-23-1928, 3-1-1928, 3-8-1928, 3-15-1928, 3-22-1928, 4-5-1928, 4-12-1928, 4-19-1928.
"In the Land of Pocahontas," Weston Democrat, 5-15-1925.
"Jacob Marlin and Stephen Sewell, 1751," Pocahontas Times, 7-8-1926.
"Knapps Creek," Pocahontas Times, 7-22-1926.
"Lodging Amid Tranquility, Allegheny Lodge," Charleston Gazette, 10-1-1982.
"Marlins Bottom," Pocahontas Times, 7-8-1926.
"Marlinton Opera House Holds Hopes," Mountain Messenger, 9-19-1989.
"Marlinton Oak May be Oldest Tree in State," Times West Virginian, n. d.
"McNeel Family's Pioneer Civil War Roles," Beckley Post Herald, 10-31-1957.
"More Arrests Made in 1980 Rainbow Murders," WV Daily News, 4-20-1992.
"New Denmar Sanitarium is Formally Opened," Charleston Daily Mail, 5-12-1939.
"Old Road Records," Pocahontas Times, 4-8-1931.
"Outdoor Area Is Renamed for Handley," Charleston Gazette, 9-21-1971.
"Perfect Specimens of Trilobites Found in Pocahontas County," Charleston Gazette, 11- 25-1928.
"Pioneer Days in Pocahontas County," Misc. Dates.
"Places of Historical Interest in Pocahontas County," Pocahontas Times, 6-29-1978.
"Pocahontas County, Birthplace of Rivers," Times West Virginian, 8-6-1996.
"Pocahontas Opera House to Undergo Restoration," Register Herald, 5-31-1995.
"Pocahontas Formed in 1821 Once Indian Hunting Ground," Raleigh Register, n. d.
"Pocahontas Natives to Gather Sunday," Charleston Gazette, 10-8-1982.
"Pocahontas County: Cal Price's Times," Beckley Post Herald, 5-29-1958.
"Pocahontas County: Civil War and Before," Beckley Post Herald, 6-2-1958.
"Pocahontas Hosp.Construction Slowed Labor Controversy," Charleston Daily Mail, 11- 15-1994.
"Pocahontas County: Early Pioneer Tales," Beckley Post Herald, 5-31-1957.
"Pocahontas Shoe Factory Back on Solid Footing," Charleston Gazette, 2-13-1996.
"Rhododendron Shippers," Pocahontas Times, 5-10-1923.
"Saving the Peacock," Charleston Gazette, 12-4-1998.
"Sex May Have Been Motive for Murders," WV Daily News, 4-28-1992.
"Shoe Factory Heart and Sole of Pocahontas," Weirton Daily Times, 5-4-1996.
"Sinks Country Along Eastern Border of State...," Charleston Gazette, 11-3-1929.
"Sketch of Pocahontas County," Pocahontas Times, 5-14-1931.
"Snowshoe Resort," Pocahontas Times, 9-13-1973.
"Some Facts Gathered by Class in History Edray District H. S.," Pocahontas Times, 7-16- 1925.
"Speech Of Cox," Pocahontas Times, 8-12-1920.
"Speech Delivered by Hon. B. W. Byrne in Pocahontas Co.10-15-1888," Pocahontas Times, n.d.
"State Road Situation in Pocahontas County," Pocahontas Times, 6-18-1931.
"Stephen Sewell," Pocahontas Times, 7-14-1927.
"Stone Creek," Pocahontas Times, 2-1926.
"Tannery's Closing Affects 130 ," Charleston Gazette, 6-28-1994.
"The Negro in Pocahontas County," Pocahontas Times, 9-5-1929.
"The Corner Oaks," Pocahontas Times, 10-5-1920.
"The Sinks," Pocahontas Times, 10-24-1929.
"The Depot Arrives," Charleston Gazette, 10-23-1995.
"Three Charged in Rainbow Murders Now Free on Bond," WV Daily News, 4-24- 1992.
"Tourism in Pocahontas County," Braxton Democrat, 12-15-1989.
"Tourists' Own Store," Charleston Gazette, 8-26-1962.
"Wartown: The Pocahontas Town That Is No More," WV Hillbilly, 8-28-1965.
"Watoga," Pocahontas Times, 5-14-1925.
"When The Sage of Pocahontas Visited Cloverlick," WV Hillbilly, 11-21-1964.
"Where the Wild Things Are," Register Herald, 5-18-1997.
"Wildwood Farms," Marlinton Journal, 12-19-1963.

Pocahontas County Records on Microfilm

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