Small Mountain Towns
Tucker County’s rich history is visible and pervasive in our culture. Exploring the county will make this evident. Mill buildings and coke ovens survive as unique landmarks from Tucker’s booming years of the coal and timber industries. Isolated chimneys stand as testament to the area’s settlers, and some of the buildings in downtown Davis and Thomas are more than a century old.
The National Register of Historic Places has officially recognized nine locations in Tucker County, including Cottrill’s Opera House in Thomas, the Tucker County Courthouse, and the Thomas Commercial Historic District.
Parsons was named for Ward Parsons and although he was not the first to settle in the area, he built the first house and was the largest la…Learn More
Named for industrialist and United States Senator, Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916), paid between $5 and $15 an acre for the land. The town…Learn More
Thomas was named for Thomas Beall Davis (1828-1911), brother of Senator Henry Gassaway Davis. In 1883 the Davis brothers opened a mine and…Learn More