Scott's Scott's Run Settlement House



Founded in 1922 by the The Women's Home Missionary Society in Osage, WV, the Scott's Run Settlement House was founded in response to the decline of the previously booming mining industry in the area and the subsequent poverty and hardships the community faced. Initial programs at Scott's Run included English literacy and citizenship courses for newly arrived immigrants, as well as bible school for the children and cooking, hygiene, and motherhood courses for adults.

The Scott's Run Writing Heritage web site features articles by WVU history professor Ron Lewis, a bibliography on Scott's Run, and samples of woodcuts based on historical photographs of the area.

  • Click here for Ron Lewis' "Scotts Run: An Introduction".
  • Click here for Ron Lewis' article "Scotts Run: America's Symbol of the Great Depression in the Coal Fields."
  • Click here for copy of Ron Lewis' permission to post the article on the web.
  • Click here for the Scott's Run bibliography.
  • Click here to view a sample woodcut.