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'Webster Springs, the county seat of Webster County, was formerly a thriving health resort well known for its mineral waters. Point Mountain, one of the most scenic ranges in the Alleghanies, rise here at the junction of the Elk River and the Back Fork of the Elk. Bureau of Agricultural Economics Photographs Division Negative Number 18485.'
An aerial view of Webster Springs in Webster County.
Aerial view of Webster Springs in Webster County.
Aerial view of Webster Springs in Webster County.
Aerial view of Webster Springs in Webster County from Miller Mountain.
Aerial view of Webster Springs from Miller Mountain.
"Picture copied from tintype.  This picture was taken at Webster Springs during the summer of 1883.  The three in the front row are Davy Byers and wife and Frank L. Johnson.  Isaac V. Johnson and wife and J.M. Woodford are in second row.  I do not know the lady on father's right and in rear of mother.  I do not know the two ladies and gentleman in rear.  Who knows the ones not known to me?"  L. Johnson  "The lady on father's right is Miss Albina Morrall, daughter of L.D. Morrall, of this place.  The lady in the rear of mother is Miss Anna Manley, probably from Marion County.  The one to the left of J.M. Woodford is his wife, and the two back of Mrs. Woodford are William Robinson and his daughter, Miss Mollie.  William or "Uncle Billy" as we all knew him, was the father of Judge Ira E. Robinson, now on the radio board of the nation."  A.S. Poling
The first Methodist church built in the county was at Pleasant Grove in the early 1840's. The first Methodist society organized in Webster County in 1833 at the Hamrick Barn by Reverend Addison Hite. The present church at Pleasant Grove was erected in 1910. The church is located several miles east of Webster Springs.
A man sits on a chair in the lawn. In the background is a small pavilion. The stereograph is part of photographer William Dunnington's "Webster Springs Series."
Third from right is W.T.W. Dye, M. D. To his front right is Sophia A. Dye. Other subjects unidentified.
"Picnic group leaving Rutherford Hotel for Whittaker Falls about 1912.First wagon, left to right: Isaac Curry, Doy Rutherford, Hawes Thurmond with large hat, Goodrich White, Garrett Thurmond, Ben Hamrick, Beatrice Cogar, Belle Wethered, R. Moore Dodrill, Eula Thurmond, Eva Lowe.Second wagon: Zetta Stanard, Mrs. S. P. Allen, Attorney H. C. Thurmond, 'Doc' White.Buggy: Faye Thurmond, Roy Rutherford, Kate White. Mrs. Arch Rutherford is on balcony. Unknown observer is in background. Photo was preserved by Mrs. Faye Thurmond Meeker of Charleston, W. Va."
A large group of people get together at a pavilion in Webster Springs, a town known for its hot sulphur springs and large hotel.
A brass ensemble from Webster Springs, made up of men and boys, poses in the woods with a dog.
A brass band from Webster Springs poses in a woodland setting with horse drawn wagons in the background.