The Celebration

History, Events, and Special Projects

Celebration Events

Bicentennial Events and Special Programs

The Pocahontas County Bicentennial calendar will include featured events/projects as well as festivals and reunions that are taking part in the bicentennial celebration.

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Reflections of Times Past

Images, documents, and stories from our past, Pocahontas County, like so many rural regions in the country, has its own distinct and novel history. Historic images, and imaginative stories abound. 

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Community Art Project

Community Art Project

Pocahontas County has long been known as the Birthplace of Rivers. 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.

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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.

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