By Bob Weaver 2001

Dean and Janet White wanted to get out of Ohio and back to the hills. "I couldn't take another day at Ford Motor," Dean said. The White's, natives of Braxton County, came to Calhoun looking for a place to live and work and settled at Nicut thirty-five years ago.

They bought the Willie Bourne house with its post office and store just across the road. "We have never regretted living here," said Janet White. "We have really appreciated it since we have grown older."

Willie Bourne house built in 1915

White said the four bedroom house was built by D. O. Chenoweth in 1915 from lumber milled on the site. It is built from really "good stuff," including some of the widest boards you'll ever see in a house.

The White's closed the store in 1991 and the Nicut post office in 1993, after which Janet White operated the Chloe post office until her retirement.

Old Nicut store and post office.

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