Tygart Valley Homesteads
A New Deal for West Virginia Families
With an opportunity to make a better life for their families, "Homesteaders” purchased a home and land and were given jobs working within the project to help pay for them. Agriculture, textiles and woodworking were all a part of the community workforce along with social and civic responsibilities of the participants.
Disbanded in 1944, the Tygart Valley Association was the only project settlement in the nation to repay all their financial obligations to the U.S. government plus additional profits for the sale of the properties and businesses held by the Association.
The Homestead School (still in use), The Trade Center and lumber mill, and the homes themselves remain today as a reminder of the diligence and craftsmanship with which these hardworking individuals
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 47.35′ N, 79° 54.3′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Homestead School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia Historic New Deal / CCC Trail (here, next to this marker); U.S. Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Humboldt Yokum House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Edward Hart House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Isaac Baker House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Birkett-Cresap (approx. 3.9 miles away); David Goff House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Randolph County Jail (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.