Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County



The Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County was formed in 2004. Our primary goals are to help families who ancestors come from this region to locate records, and make family connections. Our members are available to do look-ups at the courthouse and other research.


Nestled among the chestnut oaks and giant laurels in Pocahontas County are over 300 cemeteries. Some are sprawling in plain view and used even today while others are remote family plots that have been closed to burials for many years but nonetheless, have tombstones of early settlers and ancestors. We see a time when many of these cemeteries will be lost to future generations and the electronic record will be the only sign they were ever present.


YOU CAN HELP! If you know someone with property that includes an old cemetery, we ask that you notify us so we can perform a tombstone transcription. If you know where there is a cemetery on private land, please contact our email address here.



McNeel Cemetery - Hillsboro WV


"In Loving Memory"

The printed versions of the Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County cemetery inventories can also be found.

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The books can be purchased at The Pocahontas Times in Marlinton, WV or by contacting the group by EMAIL


Meetings: The Genealogy Group of Pocahontas County meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, excluding winter months. Please check the time/place in The Pocahontas Times newspaper.


The Pocahontas County Historical Society maintains many genealogy files in the Heritage Room of the McClintic Library in Marlinton, WV. You can examine microfilm files of birth records from 1854 - 1896 as well as death records from 1871 - 1899. Printed materials include: Price's "Sketches of Pocahontas County", Pocahontas County History book 1981, early Virginia history, Hill obituary project, individual sir name vertical files as well as rare and unique books.


Call 304-799-6000 for Heritage Room Information and Hours

McClintic Library is located at 500 8th Street in Marlinton, West Virginia




Ewing Memorial Marker Dedication








Members of the Genealogy Group worked with Ewing Family members to place a Memorial Marker honoring their ancestor, Pioneer James Ewing. The stone marker was erected on the high ground at Marlinton's Mountain View Cemetery in September 2014.


Attendees at the James Ewing Memorial Dedication included (l-r): former Marlinton Mayor Dennis Driscoll, Gail Hyer, Marlinton Mayor Joe Smith, Larry Ewing, Roger Orndorff, Bill McNeel, Ann Adele Lloyd, Jan Orndorff and Lanty McNeel.