Welcome to "Preserving Pocahontas"
County West Virginia Historic Preservation Project
the Past ~ In the Present ~ For the Future
Pocahontas County is a treasure chest of history.
The first settlers crossed the Alleghenies in 1749.
The roots of families and communities run deep.
Without special effort and proper care of
collections local history can quickly disappear.
"Preserving Pocahontas" provides
resources to preserve our history and share it with the world.
World War II Photo
Exhibit and ID Project
Country Store in
Slaty Fork, West Virginia, is the host site of the "Preserving
Pocahontas" Photo Exhibit and ID Project honoring the men and women
from Pocahontas County who entered military service during World War
exhibit will be at 218 8th Street in Marlinton, W.Va. for the winter
months. Our exhibit center on Main Street is located in the H Building
next door to the old French's Diner.
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Collection
American writer, Pearl
Sydenstricker Buck, was born in Pocahontas County in 1892. She won the
Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her book, The Good Earth, and in 1938
she was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize.
Grants from The Greater
Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation Women's Fund, The Marie
Leist Foundation and the West Virginia Humanities Council will assure
the preservation of this valuable collection housed at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in
The Calvin Price Papers
Correspondence, documents and personal
memorabilia belonging to the late Editor of The Pocahontas Times is now
being archived and made available to the public for the first time.
Price gained notoriety in 1938 when named "Typical Country
Editor" by the American Newspaper Assn. And appeared on Gabriel Heater's
radio show "We the People." His papers have been in boxes
since his death in 1957.
The document at left is pg. 1 of the Muster
Roll of "The Pocahontas Rescues" mustered into service May 18,
1861. Click on the image to access this growing collection in our
on-line digital archive.
Pocahontas County's Official Historical Digital Archive
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Preserving Pocahontas is a 501(c)3
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