WV-075 Arthurdale

Marker text: ARTHURDALE

Established 1933-34 under Federal Homestead Act, one of several model planned-communities nationwide, and a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt, to assist unemployed through self-sufficient farming and handicrafts. Town built on 2,400 acres, included 165 homes on 4 acre plots; schools; chicken and dairy farms; furniture, pottery, metal and textile shops; a store, community hall and an inn.

West Virginia Department of Culture and History, 1984

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