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From: "David M. Scott" <>
Subject: RE: David Snodgrass (1828-1915)
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 20:11:34 -0400
The David Snodgrass farm is depicted on a circa 1915 Ritchie County Farm
Map. It is located near the mouth of Meadow Run, not far at all from the
former location of the Combs post office (the building is no longer
standing). Meadow Run empties into Douglass Run at Combs.
The easiest access to this site is via County Road 3 which goes from Old
Route 50 (just west of Glendale) north into Pleasants County through Shultz
and to State Route 2 at Willow Island.
According to the county highway map, it is 7/10 of a mile on County Road 3
to Combs and the intersection with County Road 3/2. You turn right on
County Road 3/2 and proceed up Meadow Run. It appears that the Snodgrass
farm would be the first farm you come to after you leave the house,
buildings and property at the intersection.
Most of the Snodgrass farm was on the left side of the road and there is a
hollow on that side of the road too. However, according to a 1985 county
map, the house (if its still standing) may be on the right side of the road.
It looks like its only 2/10 or 3/10 of a mile from the Combs intersection.
The Harmony Grove/Hornets Nest cemetery is further up Meadow Run road.
I do not know if the old house is still standing but I can check with a
friend who lives at the Combs intersection and let you know. I should be
able to contact him tomorrow. He should also know if I am referring you to
the correct farm.
FYI, I think this is the best access route because the Old State Road that
goes out the ridge from Route 16 is not paved and may not be in very good
Hopefully I'll have an answer for you tomorrow about the old house.
David Scott, President
Ritchie County Historical Society
From: Mildred Fry [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 10:37 PM
Subject: David Snodgrass (1828-1915)
I am trying to locate the home/farm of Sarah (Cassady) and David Snodgrass
who lived outside of Comb, Ritchie Co., WV in the early 1900s. I have a
1970 photograph of the old abandoned two-story home and barn. Am interested
in the possibility of visiting the place if it is still standing. This farm
was not very far from Harmony Grove Cemetery (also called Hornets Nest
Cemetery). That cemetery is located on County Road 3/1 -- about five miles
west of State Route 16. Does anyone know the actual location of the old
David Snodgrass farm?
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