The Celebration

History, Events, and Special Projects


A New County is Formed

The Virginia General Assembly passed an act on December 21, 1821 forming Pocahontas County. Learn more about this process, the original petitioners, first justices, and more. 

Commemorative Ornament

Pre-order to reserve this special limited-edition ornament. The intricate logo design will be cut from brass and full color. Ornaments are expected by April 2022 for delivery.

Community Art Project

Community Art Project

As part of the yearlong celebration in 2021 a community art project will showcase local artists’ custom designed trout sculptures to be permanently exhibited around the County.

Senate Resolutions

Senate resolutions recognizing the Pocahontas County Bicentennial!

Our Story

Two hundred years and counting.

By an act of the Virginia Legislature, assembled at Richmond, Va. in 1821, Pocahontas County was formed of property detached from the counties of Bath, Pendleton, and Randolph. Huntersville was established as the county seat. The first county court convened in March, 1822 in the home of John Bradshaw.

In the ensuing 200 years, Pocahontas County has witnessed historic conflicts during the Civil War, economic boom in the forest industry, scientific exploration of the universe, and the ebb and flow of populations caused by tourism. Yet, it still provides breath taking beauty and the essentials of clean air, fresh water, and rich soil. For many, who live elsewhere, it is where they really want to be.

The Pocahontas County Bicentennial Celebration is proudly sponsored by