The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Established in 1821 from parts of Bath, Pendleton and Randolph Counties (then counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia) and named for Pocahontas, the childhood nickname of Matoaka, daughter of Wahunsonacock, a chief of the Powhatan Indians. Pocahontas is often called an Indian princess, but there is no such thing. The county seat of Pocahontas County was originally in Huntersville, but was moved to Marlinton in 1891.
The county is often referred to as the Birthplace of Rivers, as the Tygart, Cheat, Elk, Greenbrier, Gauley, Williams, Cranberry and Cherry rivers, all of which flow westward, have their rise in Pocahontas County.
Lodging: Pocahontas County Hotels
Cities and Towns
Points of Interest
Snowshoe Mountain - West Virginia's winter skiing capitol -- 57 slopes and trails and 1,500' vertical drop - more than any other resort in the Southeast.
Temperature Mean Annual Average: 48 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 37 (Degrees F) -- Low 13 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 82 (Degrees F) -- Low 57 (Degrees F)
Long Term Precipitation
January: 3.35 inches -- July: 4.50 (inches) -- Annual: 44.9 (inches)
Mean Annual Snowfall Range
50 - 120 inches
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