Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants

REMEMBER WHEN Gathering 2019

Gathering 2019
" Remember When"
Memory Photos of Event
JR Coulter leading the troops                                        Memorial Service                                              
                                   President Doris Dean and V President J.R. Coulter
Evelyn Rogers receives award from Betty Ann Nicholson                          Eva Newlon receives gift from Patty
Phone/IPad holder gave as gifts to members attending
Paula McGrew receives award from Patty
Storm Damage 
On April 14, 2019 a terrific storm passed by Lewis County.  This storm only touched down in certain areas with very high winds.  It decided to visit the library, but only made it to the pine trees along the front.  We have approximatley 8 large pine trees down, and one old maple tree split in half that will also have to be taken down.  We are in the process of getting estimates from tree removal companies.  No doubt it will be very expensive. We estimate probably over $6000.00. Some have said get people to cut for firewood, but most people who burn wood do not burn pine. We need and appreciate any donations to this tree removal project.  You can mail us a check, call library with C.Card info, or click on pay button below.  See some of the fallen tree pictures and you will understand what a mess and big job.
Update:  The trees are gone only the large old stumps remain.  It would cost us extra for tree stump removal, which would involve heavy equipment to remove them and then fill dirt.  We are thinking of ways to hide them, such as with pretty perennial flowers or a hedge.  You got any suggestions?  Thank You for your donations, it sure did help.  The job cost us $5,475.00.
Looking towards Abbott Run Rd                                                Looking out library
Road front before turning onto Abbott's Run                                                  Split maple tree on side yard
Memorial Bricks Order Date Extended
     HCPD is still taking orders for pavers to be placed in a family member's name. . . or, for that matter, in your own name, in our paver garden in front of the former Horner School, now called the Central West Virginia Genealogy & History Library & Museum, at the Abbotts Run Road intersection with old US 33 (aka Horner-Georgetown crossroads) in Horner.
     Over the years, the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants have commemorated our members, family members and various pioneers of Central West Virginia with wall plaques and the adoption of various parts of our facility. Funds generated by these projects have been used to improve and enhance our facility.
     Now we are continuing our work with another project with the same dual purpose: to memorialize our members, family members and others interested in our area and to generate funds to enhance our facility.
     We are giving our members and others the opportunity to purchase an engraved Memorial Paver in your own name or that of a loved one which will become a permanent part of our facility as a memorial garden (pictured on your right) in front of the libralry on our grounds.
     Each paver will be engraved by Kiddy Monument, Weston, WV, with information and/or wording provided by you. The engraved words may be one to three lines of 16 characters or spaces each. Each brick will be $50. 
     There is no cutoff date for orders. 
       Please print this this form to place your order.  You will need to mail the form together with your check or credit card information to HCPD, 45 Abbotts Run Rd., Horner, WV 26372.  Verbal orders WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
      If you have any questions, please contact the office at hcpd@hackerscreek.com.  Phone number is 304-269-7091
Harrison County Personal Property
Tax Lists 1785-1825 Now Available
  Thanks to the hard work of HCPD member Bob Sigley and technical work by Josh Pyle, son of our late list person, HCPD now has the Harrison County, now WV, Personal Property Tax lists 1785-1825  available to the public on our site.  The link on this page works for the present time. Eventually, these records will only be accessible from our Virtual Library page (see menu item on the left of this page).