'The Big Elm tree on U. S. route 19 between Shinnston and Enterprise, W. Va. The Story of the Elm by Granville D. Hall made this location famous. The story told about conditions in the area just prior to the Civil War. The Hood Family purchased the farm from the Everson family around the Civil War period. Harry Hood and his brother Charles lived at the Big Elm Farm until their deaths. Miss Hannah Hood died in 1976 and gave the entire estate to the First Baptist Church in Shinnston. This included the Big Elm Farm.'