Kuykendall Polygonal Barn

The Kuykendall Polygonal Barn was an early 20th-century polygonal barn in the South Branch Potomac River valley near Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The Kuykendall Polygonal Barn was the only 15-sided barn built in West Virginia, and one of only a few such known to have been constructed in the United States. The barn utilized a number of sophisticated technological innovations not found in West Virginia's other round and polygonal barns. The Kuykendall Polygonal Barn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 9 July 1985.

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... The Kuykendall farm is one of the oldest in Hampshire County ... the farm to his daughter Hannah, wife of William Kuykendall, in 1882 ... The property remained in the Kuykendall family until 1966 when C ...

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