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Set on the plateau of a 1250' hill, isolated (surrounded by 4.1 acres of land), and yet a 10 min WALK to the University, Fairmont Regional Hospital, a blue ribbon high school (top 10 in West Virginia), and a community clinic. Six of its rooms are covered with custom wood floors; slate floor covers the foyer, while quality carpet covers the rest of the living space. A new, bright, custom kitchen, with 26 linear feet of granite counter space, will become your favorite room. 4BR 4+BT

High in the hills of Randolph county is the isolated community of Helvetia, West Virginia. Settled shortly after the Civil War by a group of Swiss immigrants, many of the towns residents are descended from those original settlers and have maintained many of the Swiss customs and traditions. Woman in Helvetia, West Virginia (ca. 1890’s)

Ancarrow’s is a popular fishing area, especially in the spring. There is a wooded trail that connects the park to Floodwall Walk, which is part of the Richmond Slave Trail. Great Shiplock Park, Chapel Island and the Intermediate Terminal are in view across the river. The views of the flat river here are more industrial, but there are some decent views of the Richmond skyline and Libby Hill.

Appalachian People | Melungeons lived for generations in isolated ramshackle cabins

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Reasons It's Not Easy to Find and Harvest American Ginseng

Appalachian ginseng with seed: grows in isolated conditions on rich, well-drained soils under an American deciduous hardwood forest. This particular patch was located along a small creek in western North Carolina.

Expansive split-level home in tranquil Pleasant Valley. Bright and cheerful, offering lovely foyer, airy open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar, and upper & lower decks. Large master suite with walk-in closet and garden tub. Roomy den with fireplace in walk-out lower level; laundry room; attached two-car garage. Clean and well-kept. Convenient to I-79, FBI, NASA, Fairmont, Clarksburg/Bridgeport, Morgantown.

15+ ac. in the beautiful Mt. Zion area of Fairmont, WV

Check out this virtual experience of 218 Buckhannon Avenue, Clarksburg, WV!

NEW LISTING! This well-maintained Bridgeport home in a clean, quiet neighborhood has a lot to offer, including hardwood floors, spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room, den, en suite master bedroom, laundry room, ample storage, large fenced back yard and covered porch. Newer stove, furnace, windows, and water heater.

Room to Run! 3/3 on 2 fenced acres. Huge work garage, work shop, 2 kitchens, sunroom. $155,000 >>Heritage Real Estate Co.