WV Historical Markers - Let's Find All 700

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by pnoman, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Located on Rt 4/19 about 12 - 15 miles northeast of Sutton.

    The Battle of Bulltown was fought on October 13, 1863, a skirmish lasting about twelve hours. The Confederate forces were led by Colonel William L. "Mudwall" Jackson (a native of Lewis County and first cousin of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson). The Confederates attacked the Union forces at 4:30 a.m. The Union forces, led by Captain Mattlingly, repelled the attack on their fortifications and the battle finally ended about 4:30 p.m. There were apparently casualties on both sides, and one civilian casualty - Moses Cunningham - who ran out of his farmhouse into the line of fire and shouted "Hurrah for Jeff Davis!" He was clipped by a bullet but recovered.

    The Bulltown Historic Area includes the 1863 battlefield of the Battle of Bulltown, a visitor center with exhibits about the town and the battle, and several 19th century log homes and other structures. Most of the buildings were moved by the US Army Corps of Engineers to the site when Burnsville Lake was created.



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    Historical Marker located on Rt 4/19 at the junction of CR 19/12, just east of Napier. Side #1.



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    Same Marker, Side #2


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    View westbound on Rt 4/19. Turnoff to the historical area is just across the highway to the right.



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    Historic Bulltown area (just like the sign says :lol3 )
  2. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    This one is not even on the list. Isn't Marker-Hunting exciting! :lol3


    A community on Interstate 79 in Braxton County, Burnsville, WV, was incorporated in 1902 and named for Capt. John Burns, who operated the first sawmill in that section of West Virginia and who established the town shortly after the close of the Civil War. Beautiful Burnsville Lake is located just west of the town. Burnsville is located on the Little Kanawha River around the mouths of Oil Creek and Saltlick Creek. The lumber industry and development of surrounding natural gas fields contributed greatly to its early growth.



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    Historical Marker located just west of Exit 79 on I-79.



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    View of the Marker looking east toward the Interstate. (That's Exit 79 in the background)



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    Just east of I-79 is the town of Burnsville.
  3. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Located on Rt 20 just south of Camden on Gauley. Beautiful country, great ride out Rt 82 from Birch River on Rt 19. Gotta come back here again.


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    Historical Marker located on Rt 20 just south of Camden on Gauley.


    For more on Nicholas County: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_County,_West_Virginia





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    View south on Rt 20 entering Nicholas Co. (The turnoff for the Stroud Massacre is just ahead to the right - it doubles back into Webster Co)



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    Same Marker - Side #2.

    For more on Webster County: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_County,_West_Virginia





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    View northbound on Rt 20 entering Webster County and Camden on Gauley.
  4. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    Got one!

    I found the Harmony Church marker that I've been out twice to find and come back empty handed. Part of the problem was it's on a County Road with a vague location. The other part was the County Road is closed on one end as it's falling in the river. It was a real you can't get there from here situation.

    The Marker is located along CR-45 (River Run Road) at the junction with Master Graphics Road CR-45/9.

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    Yes, those really are bullet holes.

    Also, I was unable to find the church. The road I suspect it is down is blocked on one end by an old car and gated at the other. No physical means around it. I'm going to do some checking, and if the church is down that road, I'm going to talk to the Mon. County Sheriff's Department and see if I can get them to serve notice to whoever blocked it. It is not listed as gated on the up-to-date county maps.

    Later,
    Chrome...
  5. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    We catch Martha doing her homework in this one.

    Home of Jack Warhop, Hinton Little League Ballfields.

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    First, take note of two things. Jack's name is spelled different and, the introduction of a new player.

    Let's talk about Jack first. He was born with the Wauhop spelling. Some how it changed over time. There is very little known about his younger years, but he certainly made a name in fast pitch. I take a couple of things away from this. A small town boy can make it in the big leagues, but there is always a Babe out there ready to serve one back at ya.


    Now, the new player. This guy has been around the sun 86 times and doesn't appear to be done yet. Martha took her helmet off for this one, dangerous. Either she's going home with him, or he's going home with her. Turns out the former. After a tour of the Hinton dam, a history lesson of 86 years, and a few pictures, he invited us into his home for memories that there is no way for me to describe. Thank you Mr. Honaker.(pronounced Haw-nu-ker)


    The Hinton Dam

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    The Corps is retrofitting for electron flow.

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    I think these guys have some pretty sweet rides.

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    A view from the Dam back toward town.

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    And Mr. Honaker was not going to let Martha leave without some Red-Eye for lunch.

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  6. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Located west of Rt 20 on Stroud Creek Rd (just south of Camden on Gauley).

    Captain Bull, son of Teddyuscung, the last chieftain of the Delaware tribe, was regarded by most of the settlers in the region as friendly, but, in 1772, there were a series of Indian attacks in western Virginia and some settlers suspected that he was providing information to and harboring unfriendly Indians. In June 1772, German immigrant Peter Stroud's seven children and wife were murdered, presumably by Indians, in the vicinity of Bulltown (some accounts place the murder in present-day Webster County). Peter Stroud was away at the time of the murders. There are several conflicting accounts of what happened next. The most mentioned account is that Peter's brother, Adam Stroud, discovered the bodies, and after burying them, found a trail left by the murderers. The trail led in the general direction of Bulltown. Peter then headed for Hacker's Creek where he met with several other settlers, including Jesse Hughes, William White, John Cutright, and William Hacker. They agreed to join him in an attack on Bulltown. They ambushed the Indians in the village, killed them all, including the women and children, and threw their bodies into the nearby Little Kanawha River. News of the Bulltown Massacre spread across the western frontier and set off a series of incidents between the Indians and settlers.




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    Historical Marker located next to the cemetery about 1/2 mile west of Rt 20 on Stroud Creek Rd (CR11).



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    View of Marker and cemetery.



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    View westbound on CR 11.
  7. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Fort Culbertson, Hinton

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    Upstream between 10 and 15 miles lies the floodplain on the New River known as Crumps Bottom. Just across the river is the Mouth of Indian Creek. Native Americans used this area as the convergence of many trails because of the ease of fording in the area. White settlers used it for just the same and this created the conflicts requiring the fort.

    It's still a fantastic place to wade fish. :wink:
  8. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    :lol3 I was just through there Sat. morning, coming from Glenville.
  9. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Located about 3 miles south of Craigsville on Rt 20. Very nice riding through this area.



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    Historical Marker located on Rt 20 southbound on a turnout about 3 miles south of Craigsville.



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    View southbound on Rt 20. Overlook to the right. Now you know why I like early morning rides.



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    Kind of foggy this morning. Gauley River below.



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    Better view of Gauley river from a mile downstream [edit - oops, looks like UPstream] of the overlook.
  10. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    I am adding a few markers and photos to Summers County.
    First, the Wreck of the C & O.

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  11. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the marker for Big Bend Tunnel.
    Located on Rt3/12 west of Talcott.
    The marker is next to the John Henry Statue.
    Big Bend Tunnel is in Talcott. I'm thinking the
    statue of John Henry would be on the mountian
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  12. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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  13. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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  14. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Wharton, WV Boone Co.
    This is the other side of the Bluestone Dam (Hinton Dam).

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is New River below the dam...beautiful![​IMG]
  16. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    On the Hinton marker, settlements are mentioned, one for Robert Lilly.
    This is the marker or monument near the Blueston Park for Robert and Fanny Lilly. I recall my grandmother speaking of Lillytown (She was the granddaughter of "Groundhog Bill" Lilly).

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  17. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Civil War Camp, Forest Hill United Methodist Church

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    Where the "Good Colonel Hayes" and "Bvt. Major William McKinley" spent some quality time.

    The front of the church

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    And a view of as much as I could get of the cemetery in the rear.

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    Very nicely kept grounds.
  18. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the marker for Wyoming Co / Boone Co line, located on Rt85 past the Rt99 JCT. This marker was thought to be missing but is actully located probably 1/4 or 1/2 mile past the intersection.

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  19. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This marker is located on WV10 not far from the Wyoming & Logan Co line.

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  20. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the Wyoming & Logan Co. marker located on WV10.

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