Pearl Buck Birthplace
A World Famous Author From Pocahontas County
Located in the beautiful and historic "Little Levels" of Pocahontas County, at Hillsboro, West Virginia, is the restored Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck, the most distinguished descendant of two outstanding families--the Stulting and Sydenstricker families. On June 26, 1892, the birth of Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker took place here.
Later, writing under her married name of Pearl S. Buck, she won the hearts of Americans with her famous novel, The Good Earth, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize For Literature in 1932. For the high quality of her literary work, she was awarded the Nobel Prize For Literature in 1938. Pearl Buck was the first American woman to ever receive both of these awards. On June 24, 1983, the Pearl Buck U.S. Postal Stamp was issued at Hillsboro as a tribute to this great lady.
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Person Interviewed: Anita Withrow
Title: House Manager
Date: May 1 through Nov. 1, closed holidays.
Hours: Mon. & Thur. - Sat. 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tours 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30
Location: Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Address: Box 126, Hillsboro, WV 24946
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