HARNESS RUN

 

  In Harness Run, just up the road from the Welton School, there is an old log house which was first built by the Smith family before WV became a state.  It was sold to Arthur Wilson.

  The road to Harness Run from Burlington was once called the Patterson Creek Turnpike.  There was a tollhouse at the Eugene Woodworth home, and money collected was used to keep up the road.

  There was a sawmill close to Harness Run School, near the home of Raphael Leatherman.  His father saved the rough lumber for the school, and the community built the schoolhouse.

 

Commentary by Margaret L Crites

MINERAL COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA, FAMILY TRAITS, TRACKS AND TRAILS

 

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