W.Va. Sites Named to National Register of Historic Places

Dec 29, 2014

A colonial log cabin.
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Several West Virginia historic sites including the Colonial cabin that was an off-the-grid oasis for a Manhattan magazine illustrator and his wife have been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Officials announced this week that "Old Hemlock" was named to the national list.

The Dominion Post reports that the cabin was bought by George and Kay Evans in 1939. They spent the rest of their lives there.

Along the way, George Evans continued his work as an illustrator. He and his wife also co-authored a series of mystery novels set in West Virginia. The couple also bred hunting dogs that are still sought after by hunters.

Other sites recently named to the list are French's Mill, Yellow Spring Mill and Hebron Church in Hampshire County.