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Huntersville in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church

 
 
Huntersville Jail Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Huntersville Jail Side
Inscription.  
Huntersville Jail
Huntersville was the county seat of Pocahontas, 1821-1891. Jail was built about 1878 of white Medina sandstone and considered almost an escape-proof structure. It was used until county seat was moved to Marlinton in 1891.
Presbyterian Church
The Huntersville Presbyterian Church of the colonial style with balcony for slaves was built, 1854, and used by all denominations. Used as hospital and garrison for Confederate and Union troops. Masonic Hall added, 1896, as second story.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 11.4′ N, 80° 1.062′ W. Marker is in Huntersville, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection
Presbyterian Church Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Presbyterian Church Side
of State Highway 39 and Beaver Creek Road (County Route 21), on the right when traveling east on State Highway 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marlinton WV 24954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huntersville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Northwest (approx. 2.6 miles away); Marlinton: Heritage (approx. 4.7 miles away); Marlinton (approx. 5 miles away); Natural History and Heritage (approx. 6 miles away); Rider Gap (approx. 6.1 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church Marker
Huntersville Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
4. Huntersville Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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