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Madie Carroll House
Originally Thomas Carroll used the house as an inn. Even after his death Mary Carroll continued to run the inn that was then known as the Carroll House. Mary was the heroin that saved the house from destruction during the Civil War. As Federal troops marched through the streets of Guyandotte burning homes as they went, Mary stood strong and turned the Carroll House into a fortress against destruction. This home has become a major focal point of the town during the annual Civil War Days in Guyandotte.
On November 11, 1861, Mary barricaded herself and her children in the house in an attempt to save it from impending doom. Even though the family lost some property such as a second dwelling and storage building, the Carroll House stood strong. In 1802, J.H. Write approved Mary’s request for the government to reimburse her family for loss of property due to the fires. This was in part to the fact that the Carroll family was known as upstanding citizens who were loyal to the government. As well as being upstanding citizens, they were also devout Catholics that opened the Carroll House to the community as a place of worship until a Catholic Church was built in 1873.
Madie Carroll, the house’s namesake, gained possession of the home when she inherited it from her aunt Mayme the daughter of Mary. She was very proud of its rich heritage and was living in the house when it was listed on The National Register of Historic Places in June of 1973. When she died in 1975, the house was passed on to her nephew, Lewis Carroll. On October 10, 1984, Lewis and Helena Carroll deeded the home to the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District.
Huntington, WV 25702
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