By Nancy Jane Copney

Preston County, a space nestled within the northern nook of West Virginia, is bounded at the north by
Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon line and at the east
by the nation of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian zone is essentially a farming neighborhood, notwithstanding mining, trees, sport, and tourism have additionally been important members to the county’s financial system. The small but vivid African-American neighborhood of Preston County, whose tale is advised the following via relations images, files, and thoughts, is a crucial a part of the county’s history. For generations, those households have labored at the land and within the mines; they've got raised their kids and outfitted their houses in Preston County. classic photos from as early because the 1860s safeguard the
African-American tale of the mother and father and
the mine employees and farmers who've performed and
continue to play an enormous position within the heritage of this pretty a part of the world.

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