Thomas Carskadon

Thomas Carskadon of Keyser (1837-1906) was the Prohibition candiditate for Govenor in 1884 and again in 1888. Carskadon's house in Keyser is being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.

The mansion, which overlooks U.S. 220, is the former residence of Thomas R. Carskadon, an influential Mineral County farmer and political leader.

Born in 1837, he was the youngest member of the West Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1862-63, a U.S. assessor of the Second West Virginia District, a presidential elector for Ulysses S. Grant and a member of the Mineral County Court. Carskadon at one time had been a leading Republican in Hampshire County. He and his wife were strong supporters of the then-First Methodist Episcopal Church (North) in Keyser; their contributions made it possible for the congregation to build the present First United Methodist Church on Davis Street.

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