Welcome to Sharp’s Country Store...


...on the historic Sharp farm in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

L. D. Sharp, a 5th generation descendant of pioneer settler William Sharp, first opened the store in 1884. Today, Sharp’s Country Store is the county’s oldest, steeped in local story and family tradition for over 120 years.


We were excited to have Terry Burhans from ROAD TRIPPIN at WSCH TV, Charleston, West Virginia here. You can view the interview from the TV Show (Channel 8 ABC and Channel 11 FOX) and then choose SHARPS COUNTRY STORE under the viewer! Thanks, also, to Troy, the cameraman. It is so great to see two fellows that really enjoy what they do. Kudos to them.


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!

Rachel Dilley Sharp was my great, great, great grandmother. She and her husband, William Sharp, III, built the log home behind the store in 1841. Rachel made a coverlet for each of her children in the ‘attic’ of that log cabin. This coverlet was discovered by my mother, Ramona Sharp Shipley, and was donated to our museum. The coverlet is featured in a book by Fawn Valentine, "WEST VIRGINIA QUILTS AND QUILTMAKERS".


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