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Abraham Cyrus Farmstead, 3271 Cyrus Road (County Road 1/6), Cyrus, Wayne County, WV



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Location
3271 Cyrus Road (County Road 1/6), Cyrus, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-266
Significance: The Farmstead derives it significance primarily in terms of associations with events and persons important in local history. The Farmhosue is a well-preserved example of a style of country home once commonly found throughout the Big Sandy valley. Specifically, it is the oldest house in the village of White's Creek, and is closely connected with the village's early development. Abraham Cyrus (1818-1903), who had the Farmhouse built, was a prominent landowners influential in local and county affairs. Martin Chapman (1842-1903), its first resident, was a long-time merchant in White's Creek, and later became an important figure in the political and economic history of Huntington, West Virginia. His son Floyd was born in the Farmhouse and served three terms as Huntington's mayor. In 1893 the site was converted to a farmstead by members of the Cyrus family, and used by them as the seat of a 51-acre farm until 1980.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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