HEADSVILLE - The one-room Headsville School sits on a one-acre lot that was deeded to the Mineral County Board of Education by James Carskadon on June 25, 1871.

By Doris Ours
Landmarks Commission
HEADSVILLE - The one-room Headsville School sits on a one-acre lot that was deeded to the Mineral County Board of Education by James Carskadon on June 25, 1871.
This brick school building served the county until 1937, when the students merged with Burlington School.
On July 5, 1989, the Mineral County Board of Education transferred Headsville School to the Mineral County Landmarks Commission.
This comission was appointed by the county commissioners for the purpose of identifying historic properties with the intent of helping to preserve our heritage.
The commission is now in the process of repairing and cleaning out the school and establishing the classroom as it would have been in the “good old days.”
To date, repairs have been made on the damaged brick and foundation wall and the porch. The funds for the work were by donation and from the sales of the two books “Landmarks: The Local Historic Sites of Mineral County” and the county commissioners.
The repairs depleted the commission’s treasury.
The next repair is the roof and bell tower - a necessity if we want to save the school. The roof is temporarily patched to prevent leakage over the winter.
So, we present to our fellow Mineral Countians: Our progress and our needs. Should you wish to share in replacing the roof on the Headsville School, your contribution of any amount will help reach the goal of removing and replacing the standing-seam metal roof for $10,000.
Donations may be made to the Mineral County Historic Landmarks Commission and may be mailed to our president, Kermit Garretson, at 317 Mountain View Dr., Keyser WV 26726.
For further information, you may call Kermit Garretson, 304-788-3989; Doris Ours, 304-726-4321; or Pat Mason, 540-336-0072.
The Landmarks Commission is a 501-C-3 organization and donations are tax deductible.