Welcome to Sharp’s Country Store...
...on the historic Sharp farm in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
On June 23, 2016, the Sharp Farm and Sharp's Country Store were hit with a ONE THOUSAND YEAR FLOOD!
Our beloved Sharp's 'KISSING BRIDGE' was damaged in the flood and two feet of water surrounded the store. Clean up has been quite a chore, but we are back up on our feet and open for business!
We have decided to rebuild the 'KISSING BRIDGE'. Some friends and customers have asked how they can help. If you would like to be part of the effort to sponsor this project, please contact us and we will provide you with the information you may need to participate. Many West Virginians suffered far worse damage and a few of our customers experienced tragic loss. We encourage you to, first, contribute to West Virginia flood recovery efforts to assist those still in need.
Times like these remind us of the fragility of our time here on this earth and we are very grateful for friends and family. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at Sharp's Country Store in the coming months
AUGUST 31, 2016 UPDATE: PROGRESS MADE ON REBUILDING OF SHARP'S KISSING BRIDGE!
We are so very thankful to all of those who have helped us rebuild our covered bridge. Damaged in the Thousand Year Flood of 2016, we are happy to report it is almost finished! Ken Gibson (original builder) and his nephew, Jeff, as well as pal Clint Gunter helped whip her back into shape. We look forward to soon posting a picture of the finished product! Many thanks to Ken, Jeff and Clint! We could not have done it without you.
Our ESSO sign is back up after 50+ years! It was hit by the boom of a lumber truck in the 1960s. I found it 12 years ago in our old Cellar House. I drug it out, cleaned it up and hung it for a display in our store. A few months ago, we found a pole identical to the old one and the process began to restore and replace. SUCCESS! Just this week the pole was mounted on a new cement slab complete with electric wiring for the lights. Thanks to Leonard from Seneca Rocks and Gene from Slatyfork for helping with the project! (click on the image and you should be able to view it in a larger format)
Bertie Jane Cutlip now has a fifth book of poetry featuring the Sharp Farm House on the front cover. Inside, you will find SHARP'S STORE AT SLATY FORK as one of the entries. Bertie is an authentic West Virginia poet. We met her at the West Virginia Forest Festival as she recited her poems to a very large group of folks. You may view Bertie on some recently taken videos on You Tube via Roger Gosden's most interesting website at: http://rogergosden.com/ . Bertie's books of poems (there are now 5 books) are available at Sharp's Country Store for $9.99 each. You may order by calling 304 572 3547. Many thanks to Roger for making Bertie's wonderful works available to the viewing public. I dare you to view each You Tube video without tearing up a bit. She is almost 90 years old and she is still sharing her gifts with those who will take a moment or two to listen to her poetry.
Dan McKee, owner of Insomniac Design, stands with Matt, left, and Brandy, center. Sharp's Country Store is so grateful for their help getting the much needed Sharp's Country Store Billboard Project off the ground! From inception of design to completion, we thank them for their generosity, stamina and perseverance!
The Sharp Family of Slatyfork is featured in the JULY 2013 issue of WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA Magazine! Visit Sharp's Country Store and take a tour of the log home behind the store. It is the subject of the recently discovered Civil War history featured in the article.
My name is Tom Shipley, and L. D. Sharp was my great grandfather. And today, I own and operate Sharp’s Country Store for my generation.
Many of our handmade goods can be purchased by phone. Please give us a call at 304 572 3547 and we will be happy to help you with an order or answer questions. We hope you’ll stop on in soon!
Welcome to the Sharp Farm!
Whether Harley, Honda or Hog....the Sharp family LOVES motorcycles and the riders that arrive on them! Picture to the right is my great uncle, Paul Sharp, on a YALE motorcycle.
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Store hours: 10am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday