Dickinson:  Also Known As Quincy WV

Banker and saltmaker John Quincy Dickinson (November 20, 1831-November 26, 1925) was born in Bedford County, Virginia. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company A of the Second Virginia Cavalry, commanded by his brother, Capt. Henry Clay Dickinson. In 1864, he was captured near Greene Court House, Virginia, and kept prisoner at Fort Delaware until the end of the war.  In 1865, Dickinson came to the Kanawha Valley and began repairing the family’s salt works, which had been established by his grandfather, William Dickinson Sr., in 1832.  Dickinson, with his father, William Dickinson Jr., brother Henry Clay Dickinson, and others, established the Kanawha Valley Bank in 1867.  At about the time the bank was established he moved to the farm at present Quincy. He lived there and in Malden until 1893, when he moved to Charleston.  Today, this property is the site of Riverside High School and a shopping complex.

Quincy WV
To The left in this photo would be the shopping center.  To the right would be Riverside High School.

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Photo courtesy of Dickinson Land Co.