Christmas in Ward, WV

I can only imagine what Christmas must have been like at Ward, WV.  I was not there and have only the stories of grandparents, aunts, uncles and people who comment here on this blog  to kindle my imagination. I believe it was a special time.  It was...

The Origin of the Name: Ward, WV

There are two versions of how Ward came to be called Ward.  The first suggests the community was named in honor of Dr. David Ward, a man who owned most of the land that would later become Ward on Kelly’s and Hughes’ Creeks. Dr. Ward bought 3,551 acres of...

My Recollection of Ward – By Sally Drake (4)

{This is the final of 4 installments – reprinting this story exactly as it appears in the 2001 Ward Community Reunion Book…} Please click here to see the beginning of this story My mother’s best friend at Ward was Frances Akers.  They lost track of each...