Pocahontas County is named for Pocahontas, who was an Indian Princess and the daughter of Powhatan the chief of the Atlantic Native American tribe.
Created: December 21, 1821
Huntersville 1821 – 1891
Marlinton 1891 – present
County Courthouse – Marlinton
Location: 100 C 10th Avenue / 9th Street
Built: 1894 – 1895
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Millard F Giesey of Wheeling
Contractor: Manley Manufacturing Company of Dalton, Georgia
Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The northwest front has a projecting arch at the central entrance. On the north side is a three story red colored brick tower with steep roof, The second and third story windows are arched. The north and south wings project from the main building and rise to a gabled roof. The stone mason was Albert Gunther. On the southeast side is a new one story addition constructed in 1976.
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Photos taken 2012