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1740

The first known settlement was near present Cherry Grove

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1781

An Indian raid occurred in Pendleton County.

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1788

Pendleton County was formed.

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Dec 19, 1794

Franklin was officially established by the General Assembly

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Dec 21, 1821

The act creating Pocahontas County was passed by the General Assembly

1847

Pocahontas County was formed

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1870

The Flick Amendment was introduced

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1924

Fire destroyed the business district of Franklin.

1931

County banks failed

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1932

The Shenandoah National Forest was renamed the George Washington National Forest

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1940

Pendleton County population peaked at 10,884.

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1960

Greer Lime Company was formed

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1965

Congress created the 100,000 acre Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area.

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1969

Treasure Mountain Festival was inaugurated

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1973

Allegheny Wood Products was formed

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1975

Pendleton Nursing Home was formed

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1977

North Fork area acquired modern dial telephone service

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Nov 05, 1985

Raging flood waters killed 16 people in Pendleton County

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2000

Franklin had 797 residents

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