CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) recognized 15 extant National Historic Landmarks, 50 individual resources and 50 historic districts from across the Mountain State on Sunday, Oct. 16, during a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 at the Culture Center in Charleston. The event also honored Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting for her exemplary preservation efforts.

There are more than 1,030 National Register listings in West Virginia, according to Susan M. Pierce, deputy state historic preservation officer. “Each is important to telling the stories of our history and heritage. We chose those listings which represent the varied themes of our state’s rich past,” she said.

“When I reflect on each of the projects with which I have been involved in the last 10 years, I most often recall the people with whom we have worked at the State Historic Preservation Office,” said Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the WVDCH. “They are passionate about preservation, dedicated to finding solutions that will save rather than destroy historic places, sites and properties, and knowledgeable about the personal stories of our state’s history.”

John DesMeules of Eleanor, Putnam County, and Stan and Vicki Cook of Letart, Mason County, created the special Historic Preservation awards to honor the historic sites, districts and National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia. Matt Thomas of Shock, Gilmer County, designed and handcrafted the Exemplary Service to Historic Preservation award presented to Nutting.

A complete list of honorees follows.

National Historic Landmarks:
Alexander Campbell Mansion, Bethany, Brooke County
Alexander Wade House, Morgantown, Monongalia County
Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, Grafton, Taylor County
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops, Martinsburg, Berkeley County
Clover Archaeological Site, Lesage Vicinity, Cabell County
Davis and Elkins Historic District, Elkins, Randolph County
Grave Creek Mound, Moundsville, Marshall County
Matewan Historic District, Matewan, Mingo County
Old Main, Bethany College, Bethany, Brooke County
Reber Radio Telescope, Greenbank Vicinity, Pocahontas County
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County
Traveller’s Rest, Kearneysville, Jefferson County
West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, Ohio County
Weston State Hospital, Weston, Lewis County
Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, Ohio County

Individual Historic Resources:
Agnes Howard Hall, Buckhannon, Upshur County
Bank of Cairo, Cairo, Ritchie County
Barbour County Courthouse, Philippi, Barbour County
Barrackville Covered Bridge, Barrackville, Marion County
Bennett Cockayne House, Glen Dale, Marshall County
Berkeley Springs Train Depot, Berkeley Springs, Morgan County
Cain House (Alexander Creel Tavern), St. Marys, Pleasants County
Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge (formerly South Branch Bridge), Capon Lake, Hampshire County
Carskadon House, Burlington, Mineral County
Chafin House, Logan, Logan County
Continental Clay Brick Plant, Martinsburg, Berkeley County
Easton Roller Mill, Morgantown Vicinity, Monongalia County
Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge, Wheeling, Ohio County
Faber Double-Crib Barn, Kenna Vicinity, Jackson County
General John McCausland House (Grape Hill), Pliny Vicinity, Mason County
Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary, Glenville Vicinity, Gilmer County
Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County
Grant County Courthouse, Petersburg, Grant County
Hancock House (Alpha House), Bluefield, Mercer County
Harewood, Charles Town Vicinity, Jefferson County
Hickory Hill, Moorefield Vicinity, Hardy County
High Gate, Fairmont, Marion County
Itmann Company Store and Office, Itmann, Wyoming County
Job’s Temple, Glenville, Gilmer County
Keith-Albee Theatre, Huntington, Cabell County
Lincoln National Bank, Hamlin, Lincoln County
Literary Hall, Romney, Hampshire County
Madison National Bank, Madison, Boone County
Marland Heights Park and Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool, Weirton, Hancock County
New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville Vicinity, Fayette County
Nicholas County High School (Old Main), Summersville, Nicholas County
Ohev Sholom Temple, Huntington, Cabell County
Old Clay County Courthouse, Clay, Clay County
Old Hemlock, Bruceton Mills Vicinity, Preston County
Organ Cave, Ronceverte Vicinity, Greenbrier County
Pearl S. Buck House, Hillsboro Vicinity, Pocahontas County
Reed’s Mill, Second Creek, Monroe County
Robey Theatre, Spencer, Roane County
Rohrbaugh Cabin, Petersburg Vicinity, Grant County
Seneca Glass Company Building, Morgantown, Monongalia County
United Carbon Building, Charleston, Kanawha County
Waldomore, Clarksburg, Harrison County
West Virginia State Penitentiary, Moundsville, Marshall County
Whipple Company Store, Whipple, Fayette County
Wildwood, Beckley, Raleigh County
Williamson Field House, Williamson, Mingo County
Windy Run Grade School, Tesla Vicinity, Braxton County
Wirt County Courthouse, Elizabeth, Wirt County
World War Memorial, Kimball, McDowell County
Z. D. Ramsdell House, Ceredo, Wayne County

Historic Districts:
Alderson Historic District, Alderson, Greenbrier/Monroe counties
Ananias Pitsenbarger Farm District, Franklin Vicinity, Pendleton County
Arthurdale Historic District, Arthurdale, Preston County
Barboursville Historic District, Barboursville, Cabell County
Beverly Historic District, Beverly, Randolph County
Berkeley Springs State Park, Bath (Berkeley Springs), Morgan County
Bramwell Historic District, Bramwell, Mercer County
Buffalo Town Square Historic District, Buffalo, Putnam County
Camp Allegheny Historic District, Bartow Vicinity, Pocahontas County
Camp Caesar District, Cowan Vicinity, Webster County
Capon Springs Historic District, Capon Springs, Hampshire County
Cass Railroad Historic District, Cass, Pocahontas County
Centre Market Square Historic District, Wheeling, Ohio County
Clarksburg Downtown Historic District, Clarksburg, Harrison County
Coal River Locks, Dams and Log Booms Archaeological Historic District, Brushton Vicinity, Boone County
Downtown Martinsburg Historic District, Martinsburg, Berkeley County
Downtown Morgantown Historic District, Morgantown, Monongalia County
Downtown Richwood Historic District, Richwood, Nicholas County
Fort Hill Farm Historic District, Burlington Vicinity, Mineral County
Grafton Downtown Commercial Historic District, Grafton, Taylor County
Harpers Ferry Historic District, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County
Harrisville Historic District, Harrisville, Ritchie County
Hatfield Cemetery District, Sarah Ann Vicinity, Logan County
Helvetia Historic District, Helvetia, Randolph County
Hinton Historic District, Hinton, Summers County
Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District, Weston, Lewis County
Julia-Ann Square Historic District, Parkersburg, Wood County
Lewisburg Historic District, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
Malden Historic District, Malden, Kanawha County
Mannington Historic District, Mannington, Marion County
Moorefield Historic District, Moorefield, Hardy County
Moundsville Commercial Historic District, Moundsville, Marshall County
New Deal Resources in Watoga State Park Historic District, Marlinton Vicinity, Pocahontas County
New Martinsville Downtown Historic District, New Martinsville, Wetzel County
Nuttallburg Coal Mining Complex and Town Historic District, Edmonds, Fayette County
Philippi Historic District, Philippi, Barbour County
Point Pleasant Historic District, Point Pleasant, Mason County
Ravenswood “Old Town” Historic District, Ravenswood, Jackson County
Ritter Park Historic District, Huntington, Cabell County
Shepherdstown Historic District, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County
Sistersville Historic District, Sistersville, Tyler County
Sophia Historic District, Sophia, Raleigh County
Spring Hill Cemetery Historic District, Charleston, Kanawha County
Sutton Downtown Historic District, Sutton, Braxton County
Thomas Commercial Historic District, Thomas, Tucker County
Town of Bath Historic District, Bath, Morgan County
Union Historic District, Union, Monroe County
Wellsburg Historic District, Wellsburg, Brooke County
West Union Downtown Historic District, West Union, Doddridge County
Woodsdale-Edgwood Neighborhood Historic District, Wheeling, Ohio County

Exemplary Service to Historic Preservation
Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting, Wheeling, Ohio County

A native of Wheeling, Nutting oversaw the restoration and rehabilitation of 22 Victorian-era buildings in East Wheeling, Center Wheeling and North Wheeling over the course of more than 46 years. She has served as president of the Victorian Landmarks Foundation in Wheeling, is a founding member of Friends of Wheeling and Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, member of the Vandalia Heritage Foundation board of directors, served on the West Virginia Archives and History Commission and was the West Virginia advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2013, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented her with a Distinguished West Virginian Award, calling her “a friend of West Virginia with a true passion for preservation that reaches not only to Wheeling and Ohio County but to all of West Virginia.”

For more information about the awards program, contact John Adamik, education and planning coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office, at (304) 558-0240. Photographs of the event are available at .

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, cabinet secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.