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Abraham Cyrus Farmstead, Farmhouse, 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-A
Significance: The Farmhouse is significant in terms of its associations with the history of White's Creek, the lower Big Sandy River valley, and certain families instrumental in its development. First, it is the oldest and last surviving domestic structure in the former village of White's Creek, formally established as a local commercial center immediately after the Civil War. Second, the Farmhouse was associated with the founding and development of the village of White's Creek as the residence of its first school teacher and a long-time merchant. It later served as the home for a farmer and his wife, a local school teacher for forty years. Third, the Farmhouse is associated with three persons important in local and regional history: Abraham Cyrus (1818-1903), the prominent and influential landowner who built it, and Martin VanBuren Chapman (1842-1903 and his son Floyd (1871-1932), both eminent political figures in the history of Huntington, West Virginia. Last, it is a well-preserved example of a style of country home once commonly found in the lower Big Sandy River Valley, and now represented by very few preserved or documented examples. The Farmhouse is considered to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure associated with the Abraham Cyrus Farmstead, and is significant in its own right.

Subjects
Farmhouses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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