Hacker Valley West Virginia
“Named After John Hacker, First Settler”
Town of Hacker Valley WV
The town of Hacker Valley is an unincorporated community in northern Webster County, West Virginia, situated along the Left Fork of the Holly Rivers. Hacker Valley is home to Holly River State Park and serves as the southern end of the Mountain Parkway Byway.
History of Hacker Valley WV
The valley was named for its first settler, John Hacker (1743-1824), who took possession of a tract of land nearby by “tomahawk mark” around 1772. The community is also contains the grave of George Lough (died 1817), which is believed to be the oldest marked grave in northern Webster County.
- Holly River State Park