Pocahontas County

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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

County Seat: 

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.



N – Randolph County

E – Pendleton County, Highland County, Virginia and  Bath County, Virginia

S – Greenbrier County

W – Webster County and Randolph County




















Photos taken 2012