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.
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"Boys in Service"
World War II Photo ID Exhibit
Sharp's Country Store in Slaty Fork, West Virginia, is the summer 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 II.
WWII Exhibit on Eyewitness News
Terry Burhans, host of WCHS-TV's "Road
Trippin," interview Pocahontas County's Historic Preservation
Officer about the World War II Exhibit on display at Sharp's Country
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.
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.