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.