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1749

Jacob Marlin and Stephen Sewell, first white residents of the Greenbrier Valley, arrived in what is now Marlinton

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1761

Settlement in Pocahontas County resumed

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Dec 21, 1821

The act creating Pocahontas County was passed by the General Assembly

1842

The General Assembly chartered three academies in Pocahontas County for the preparation of students for the University of Virginia, at Green Bank, Hillsboro, and Huntersville

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1847

A group of Dutch immigrants arrived in Pocahontas County

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1861

Pocahontas County suddenly became part of the front line of the Civil War

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1869

A Chesapeake & Ohio Railway branch was completed into Greenbrier County

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1883

English immigrants settled in the Linwood-Mingo area of Randolph County

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Dec 08, 1891

Voters approved Marlinton as the new Pocahontas County seat.

1891

John T. McGraw purchased the land at Marlinton.

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1900

Construction on the C&O Greenbrier Division was completed

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1902

The Greenbrier Division of the C&O was completed to Durbin

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1903

The Coal & Coke Railroad was completed from Elkins to Durbin.

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1905

The C&O Greenbrier Division extension to Winterburn was completed

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1920

Monongahela National Forest was created.

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1923

The first land for the Monongahala National Forest in Pocahontas County was acquired

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1955

Green Bank was chosen for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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1959

The first radio telescopes were in operation at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank

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Jul 01, 1960

The Cass sawmill closed

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1963

The National Youth Science Camp was founded in Pocahontas County

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1983

Silver Creek ski area opened

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Nov 04, 1985

The largest flood of the century hit Pocahontas County

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Jan 19, 1996

Major flood caused great damage to Marlinton and Pocahontas County

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2000

The population of Pocahontas County was 9,131

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