The Cockayne Farmstead

Glen Dale, WV

The Cockayne Farmstead is a time capsule of rural American life and an active site of conservation and discovery. Once comprised of over 300 acres, the Cockayne Farm served as the namesake of Glen Dale. Coming to Western Virginia in the 1790s, the Cockaynes were prominent early settlers in Marshall County. Today, you can visit the family’s 1850 home, explore our ancient Adena burial mound, see an excavated privy, and learn about everyday life in the 1800s. The farmhouse, yet to be restored, is teeming with original artifacts and beautiful works of art produced by the family. See layers of original wallpaper newly discovered by conservators, play our 1880’s piano, and experience what life was like at the turn of the twentieth century in Marshall County.

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