“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Arthurdale, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Preston County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Preston County, WV (107) Barbour County, WV (51) Grant County, WV (32) Monongalia County, WV (217) Taylor County, WV (50) Tucker County, WV (71) Garrett County, MD (133) Fayette County, PA (212)  PrestonCounty(107) Preston County (107)  BarbourCounty(51) Barbour County (51)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  MonongaliaCounty(217) Monongalia County (217)  TaylorCounty(50) Taylor County (50)  TuckerCounty(71) Tucker County (71)  GarrettCountyMaryland(133) Garrett County (133)  FayetteCountyPennsylvania(212) Fayette County (212)
Kingwood is the county seat for Preston County
Arthurdale is in Preston County
      Preston County (107)  
      Barbour County (51)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Monongalia County (217)  
      Taylor County (50)  
      Tucker County (71)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (133)  
      Fayette County, Pennsylvania (212)  
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1West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — “Arthurdale”
Colonel John Fairfax’s old plantation. He was aide to General Washington in the Revolution and at one time was superintendent of Mt. Vernon. The mansion was built in 1818. Federal homestead project here was model for others.Map (db m75117) HM
2West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Administration Building
The Administration Building housed the government agencies which managed Arthurdale. Here, residents came to pay their rent. This building was the first one restored by Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. It now serves as the visitor center, office, and . . . Map (db m169838) HM
3West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Arthurdale
Established 1933,-'34 under Federal Homestead Act, one of several model planned-communities nationwide, and a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt, to assist unemployed through self-sufficient farming and handicrafts. Town built on 2,400 acres, . . . Map (db m169689) HM
4West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Community At Arthurdale
"We felt like one big family, willing to help someone with their troubles. Nobody had too much; we were all striving for the same thing." - Lova McNair
Because Arthurdale depended on the homesteaders working together . . . Map (db m170280) HM
5West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Food Storage
"We grew, we had a big garden with eleven kids…Everything we ate was canned and put in a fruit cellar. So, we were pretty self-sufficient really.” - Eleanor DeGolyier Harvey
Since only Hodgson houses had . . . Map (db m177844) HM
6West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — History of the Houses
Between 1933 and 1937, three different types of houses were built in Arthurdale. Fifty Hodsgon Houses were built in 1933-1934, seventy-five Wagner Houses in 1935, and forty Stone Houses in 1936-1937. Because Mrs. Roosevelt was an advocate of . . . Map (db m169946) HM
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7West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Honor RollArthurdale 1934
In Honor of the Veterans of this community Arthurdale Memorial Veterans Honor Roll World War II Allsopp, Sydney AMC • Anderson, Bryon A • Anderson, Frank N • Anderson, Warren N • Ault, Frank N • Bucklew, Leslie Sr. M • . . . Map (db m169685) WM
8West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Service Station
The Service Station was owned and operated as a cooperative by the Arthurdale Association. It remained in business under private ownership until the late 1970s. The small building was the office. The garages housed community equipment and government . . . Map (db m170010) HM
9West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — The Community Center
These buildings marked the heart of the Arthurdale community. Centered around an 1856 abandoned church originally standing between Reedsville and Masontown, the main white building in front of you served as a meeting place with added arms which . . . Map (db m170262) HM
10West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — The First Arthurdale House
"It was fabulous. That's the only word I can think of right now. It changed my life completely…within one day, my life changed overnight." - Glenna Williams
Arthurdale's 165 houses were built in three phases beginning . . . Map (db m169793) HM
11West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — The Forge
The Forge was originally operated by the Mountaineer Craftsmen's Cooperative Association. Items of pewter, copper, brass, and hand-wrought iron were crafted here for use in Arthurdale or for public sale. Pewter items, a specialty, were marketed . . . Map (db m169963) HM
12West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — The Great Hall
The Great Hall was used for Town Meetings, Social Events and Worship by the original Homesteaders. The idea for the hall was Eleanor Roosevelts and she supervised the construction. Material for the building came from the first church in Valley . . . Map (db m170265) HM
13West Virginia (Preston County), Arthurdale — Wagner And Stone Houses
"It was like moving in a mansion than we had been living in before we came to Arthurdale, over to Scott's Run. You had furnace, you had water, you had electric and things like that. Why we never had before" — Hilda . . . Map (db m177818) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022