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
This exhibit returns to Sharp's Country Store in Slaty
Fork, WV in April. Opening date to be announced.
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Collection
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.
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 Hillsboro.
Photos from the collection will be uploaded to the
on-line archive in April 2014.
The Calvin Price Papers
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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