Ansted’s unique geology and terrain made its place in history inevitable. From early explorers to civil war, Ansted has been a part in it all.
Antebellum home of Civil War Col. George Imboden, Ansted's first mayor and now
the headquarters for the Fayette County Historical Society. The home was
listed on the National Register in 1974.
Also on the grounds find the George Eades Pioneer Museum and the Grace and Ivan Steele one room schoolhouse.
Antioch Baptist Church Museum
The only church museum in Fayette County. Complete records, photographs, and religious artifacts from a congregation first organized 1805, and which
still worships and sings regularly in a church built in 1889. Open
May-October, 5 days a week with the 1 room schoolhouse within walking
distance. Call for apppointment. (304) 658-4667 or (304) 658-4817
William F. Tyree opened the Tyree Tavern and stagecoach stop on Old James River and Kanawha Turnpike. Possibly the oldest standing building in Fayette County. The "Halfway House" was listed on the National Register in 1978. It is now a private residence. Learn more from the Charleston Gazette article.