Welcome to "Preserving Pocahontas"


Preserving 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.

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Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County

Research, locating records, cemetery location and inventory


Pocahontas County Historical Society and Museum Website


Pocahontas County

Historic Landmarks Commission

Stewardship of Pocahontas County's historic sites




View the 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 West Virginia Humanities Council, The Marie Leist Foundation, The Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation Women's Fund, and the Pocahontas County Commission assure the preservation of this valuable collection housed at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro.

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WATCH VIDEO "Road Trippin"




"Boys in Service"

World War II Photo ID Exhibit


The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum in Marlinton, 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.

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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.








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

non-profit organization.


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Preservation Officer

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WWII Exhibit


Pearl Buck Project