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