Highland county resident Clay Hamilton has local family roots that go back hundreds of years. His interest in Highland, Bath and Augusta county history has made him a frequent visitor to area county courthouses. Seveveral years ago he noticed a bundle of rolled up papers in a cubbyhole behind a file cabinet of the Highland County Courthouse record room.

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A small group of volunteers is slowly gathering steam on a project that may never be completed within any of their lifetimes, if in fact if it is ever completed at all. They know the work will never really be finished. They expect that.

The Pocahontas County Genealogy Group has chosen to focus this year on creating an inventory of cemeteries in Pocahontas County before they disappear from memory.

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