Fayette County Historical Society of West Virginia

Fayette County Historical Society of West Virginia The objective of the FCHS is to preserve the past for the future. Fayette County Historical Society was founded in 1926. The objective of the Historical Society is to preserve the past for the future.
(1)

Our goal is to bring the Historical Sites of Fayette County together with a common interest in preserving the history of these sites. By preserving our past history we are giving future generations the chance to learn what it was like to live life in the past, in days when there were no comforts of our day, Keeping in mind that generations to come in the future will look back at our generation now

Our goal is to bring the Historical Sites of Fayette County together with a common interest in preserving the history of these sites. By preserving our past history we are giving future generations the chance to learn what it was like to live life in the past, in days when there were no comforts of our day, Keeping in mind that generations to come in the future will look back at our generation now

Operating as usual

07/09/2021

Beginning tomorrow, FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 through August, CONTENTMENT will be OPEN to the public on Fridays, 10 am - 3 pm. Cost per person $10. Groups of 5 or more, the cost will be $5 per person. Children under 6 y/o are free. CA$H Only. To schedule tours for other dates, call Donna @ 304-658-4404 or Les @ 304-437-1488. Looking forward to seeing you!

07/05/2021

CONTENTMENT will be OPEN on Fridays, July through August 2021. Cost is $10 per person or $5 each for five or more people. Under age six, free. CA$H Only. To schedule group tours or if you have any questions, send us a message.

06/24/2021

The Contentment Museum will be OPEN on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost will be $5 per person for the tour. Hope to see you there! ;)

Photos from Fayette County Historical Society of West Virginia's post
06/06/2021

Photos from Fayette County Historical Society of West Virginia's post

OPEN HOUSE at TYREE TAVERN, THIS SATURDAY, June 5, 2021! PUBLIC is INVITED to ATTEND! Please SHARE!CLICK the LINK for mo...
06/02/2021
Historic Tyree Tavern to host open house June 5

OPEN HOUSE at TYREE TAVERN, THIS SATURDAY, June 5, 2021! PUBLIC is INVITED to ATTEND! Please SHARE!
CLICK the LINK for more Info!

ANSTED —The public is invited to a free open house Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the historic Tyree Tavern in Ansted.

05/31/2021

FCHS NOTICE:
There will be a Fayette County Historical Society meeting, THIS Saturday, June 5, 2021 at noon at
Contentment in the Schoolhouse. After the meeting, we will be Spring Cleaning. If you need more info, send us a message! Hope to see you there!

02/21/2021

The Fayette County Historical Society is taking a poll to determine who would be interested in being involved in compiling a cookbook comprised of Family recipes. Each recipe would have its own short history of 25 words or less. If you are interested, leave a comment below or send a message.
~~~~~
If you know someone who would be interested but isnt on the internet, please share this info with them.

Thank You!

06/26/2018
Remember The Miners
05/28/2018

Remember The Miners

#TBT Pictured here is a coal miner named Allen Ray Sharp, known to his colleagues as Al, working with an early roof bolter in the mine. This photo was taken around 1952 in Milburn, West Virginia.
.
.
Do you have any old coal mining photos? Share them with us for a chance to be featured in our weekly campaign!
.
.
#ThrowBackThursday #Coal #CoalMine #CoalMiner #CoalMining #CoalMines #HumansOfTheCoalMines #Oldies #ThrowBack #RememberTheMiners #RTM

Hugh
05/16/2018
Hugh

Hugh

Whipple company store..
History..

Michelle
05/09/2018
Michelle

Michelle

Lately, the current news and U.S. state of affairs tend to be less than "fun" to read. I have taken to old newspapers online and the reading of local history from when I was a kid. I also have a particular fondness for old comic strips.

While flipping through pictures from Dad's house, I came across a picture of me on the old Fayette Station Bridge and thought, I would like to read about Tunney Hunsaker, his bridge and "all of that". I found a handful of old articles, a YouTube video of the fight and the WV State Senate official naming of the bridge. Everything I found about him was in a positive light. That is refreshing and something that you don't see often these days.

I put what I found together in a blog. I hope you enjoy.

Michelle
04/27/2018
Michelle

Michelle

I will be working on scanning and posting some of the older sports programs Daddy had saved. This one is the oldest football program I have found so far.

Before it was called Oak Hill High School, it was known as Collins High. Either way, they are/were the Oak Hill Red Devils. The stats for this program are: 2 Oct 1971 at 7:30 PM – Collins Red Devils vs Fayetteville High School - Program No. 2883.

Does anyone know where I can find scores from the Oak Hill games of the 70s and 80s (football and basketball)?

Tim Naylor's photo: January 3, 2014 Fayette County Courthouse.
01/06/2016

Tim Naylor's photo: January 3, 2014 Fayette County Courthouse.

06/06/2015

Thank You to everyone that came out today!! It is greatly appreciated. Donations can be sent to FCHS, PO Box 702, Ansted, WV 25812.

06/03/2015

Saturday, June 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. We will be having an open house. If you are in the area please stop by. We will have a donation jar set up. We are trying to raise money for our upkeep for the summer. Being a nonprofit organization we need funds for grass cutting, power, water and sewer. We also have a hostess we do pay. Tours will be July thru August this year. Kathy Kiser and her daughter will be there singing in the parlor. We will also have a spinning demo. Light refreshments will be served. You may go thru the house, the museum and the school house in the back. Dale Payne's new book will be available. We are located in Ansted on Rt. 60 or Midland Trail as it is also called. We are between the main street of Ansted and the Hawks Nest Lodge. Everyone Welcome!!

10/19/2012

Our October Membership Meeting will be head at the Bank of Glen Jean across from the National Park Service Headquarters. Sunday, October 28th at 2p.m.

ATTENTION: Local History BuffsJohn Marshall Expedition.  In honor of the important exploration into the Mountain State, ...
06/20/2012

ATTENTION: Local History Buffs
John Marshall Expedition. In honor of the important exploration into the Mountain State, Ranger Frank Sellers of the New River Gorge National River will make a presentation of "The John Marshall Expedition:An 1812 Survey through the Virginias." He will speak in the courtroom of the Fayette county courthouse, on June 26 in Fayetteville. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Timeline Photos
04/17/2012

Timeline Photos

04/17/2012

First meeting of the Fayette County Historical Society will be April the 22nd at 2:00pm at the School House on the back lot of the Contentment in Ansted, WV. Quest Speaker will be Wayne Worth. He is a West Virginia History Hero, who is doing a documentary on West Virginia, it's people, history, culture, etc. Interested in becoming a member, come out to the meeting and join us.

08/30/2011

The season for touring the Contentment has come to an end. I want to thank everyone that has had a hand in the painting, cleaning, moving, reparing and good old fashion elbow grease. Donna a special thanks for being fantastic hostess. We will open again in June 2012. If you missed us this year please come by next summer. It will be worth your while. I will continue each week to put up post of the history of Fayette County. Linda, Sec. Fayette County Historcial Society

Address

POB 702
Ansted, WV
25812

General information

The Fayette County Historical Society is governed by a Board of Trustees from which the Society's officers are elected. President- Les Thomas Vice President- Linda Cole Secretary- Kathy Wilson Treasurer- Ann Skaggs

Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

+13044371488

Products

Membership is a yearly fee of $20.00 per person or $35.00- two in same family. Due in April of each new year. There are 4 meetings per year.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Fayette County Historical Society of West Virginia posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Fayette County Historical Society of West Virginia:

Videos

Category

Nearby museums


Other Ansted museums

Show All

Comments

Was wondering if anyone has any info/pictures of the mines in Deepwater?
In the book Fayette County History, there is one mention of Zachariah Woods: "Ordered that Armstrong Creek be divided into two precincts as follows: 1st precinct commencing at the turnpike road and terminating at the steam mill of the Mount Carbon Mining Company; 2nd precinct commencing at said steam mill and terminating at the house of Zachariah Woods." Does anyone know where Zachariah would have lived in Mount Carbon based upon the description? Does anyone know where the Mount Carbon mining company steam mill was located? Here are some other grantor deed records for Armstrong Creek: 11/3/1877 Woods, Zachariah (or) Zachary Eliza Chamberland 2 18 Rt Hd Fk of Armstrong 2/6/1882 Woods, Zachariah B ux John Huffman 5 190 Armstrong Ck 2/9/1882 Woods (or) Wood, Z B (or) Zachariah B ux Samuel Anderson 4 402 Armstrong Ck 2/9/1882 Woods (or) Wood, Z B (or) Zachariah B ux A J Anderson 4 404 Armstrong Ck 2/9/1882 Woods, Zachariah B ux Anderson Woods 5 191 Armstrong Ck 5/9/1882 Wood, Zacharia ux Lydia Anderson 5 56 --- 10/21/1882 Woods, Zachariah ux J P Smith 5 568 Armstrong Ck 1/4/1883 Wood, Zachariah ux William Wood 6 450 Armstrong Ck
These are the front, inside and back covers of the most recent issue of "The Millstone: Journal of the Kentucky Old Mill Association" or KOMA edited by Don Ball. For those of you who are not WVAS members, Don is also the Senior Editor of our West Virginia Archeologist. This issue of The Millstone is significant because every article in it is about historic water-powered grist, textile and paper mills in West Virginia. The inside page shows you how to become a KOMA member. Dave Fuerst, WVAS President
Hey all! Caitlin Tan here again- reporter from WV Public Broadcasting. I'm working on a story about airfields/landing strips in the southern coalfields. If you have any stories, information or history regarding this please reach out! You can DM me or email me at [email protected] Thanks so much!
Are the New River Company's archives preserved and available for research? I'm trying to find evidence that an ancestor was employed by the Company in the 1920s.
Seeking information... Anyone related to: Jesse Parrish b. 1836 Amanda Sheaves b. 1838 Annie Parrish b. Abt. 1876 Robert Lee Cole b. 1872
Anyone have photos of Cassaday Cemetery near Dempsey? Thanks in advance!
Does anyone have any early pictures of Summerlee or Lochgelly? Old town maps also desired.
Fayette and Summers Counties: I need the help of people that actually lived in these towns. I have contacted the county libraries and historical societies for these counties as well, but I am waiting for them to reply. I am writing a "then and now" book for my mom for her 70th birthday. She and I recently visited these two counties concentrating our time in the towns that she lived in before she left. I have photos of the towns as they are now, but I am in need of older photos from 1950 to 1960. Sandstone: My mom, Patricia Daniels, attended 1st grade at Sandstone School 1954/1955. I am looking for a photo of the 1st grade class and the teacher. She lived in the upstairs apartment in the building that sat next to the railroad station with her mom, Nora Daniels. I am looking for a good photo of the building before the top floor was removed. I am also looking for a photo of the original general store and post office before it burned down in 1960. Green Sulphur Springs: There was a sawmill on a dirt road (owned by Simmons Family) with a row of houses across the street. "Mill Creek" ran behind it. I am looking for a photo of the sawmill and of the houses across from it, the original post office and the original general store. Meadow Bridge: My mom lived in a white house with a white fence. She remembers having to cross the railroad tracks to get to the general store. I am looking for photos of the general store and any houses by the tracks (if possible, that match the description she gave me), the original post office and the train station. Layland: My mom lived in an apartment building behind Harold Kinder's gas station and Bud Kinder's bar. I would like a photo of the apartment building, the bar and the gas station, the general store (down the street heading towards the church) and the orginal post office. Plus: My mom attended 2nd grade in Layland School, 1955-1956. If possible, I would like a photo of the 2nd grade class and the teacher. Who was the teacher? I know I am asking for a lot, but I need your help. My mom has very few photos of that time and there is no one left alive in our family to ask. Thank you in advance for your help.
does anyone have any photos of the Mountain View Hotel that was in Lookout in the 40's-50's?? I know it burnt but don't know when .....
Carbondale near Montgomery, West Virginia. 4/12/10