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. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the John Cooke marker located on WV10 at the Oceana pool or Laurel Park.

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  2. intothenew

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    Monroe Co/ Summers Co, rt 12

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    This one sets really close to the road.

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    Rowan received the Distinguished Service Cross for the acts described here.
  3. intothenew

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    Red Sulphur Springs, Red Sulphur Springs

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    Someone has taken some care around this one.

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    The resort was closed in 1917. The waters of Indian Creek run about 1/4 of a mile away.

    At this marker, we met these two gentlemen.

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    They are on a vacation touring Monroe County. Their intentions are to head to Greenville for the dedication of a family marker. We should get to that in a moment.
  4. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    John Cooke gravestone located in Delilah Chapel graveyard.

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  5. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    There are only two markers in the Delilah Chapel graveyard, located at the Delilah, United Methodist Church in Oceana. The second is for William Cook Sr. The minister of the church told me there was suppose to be a woman and child buried there also. He thought they were the wife and child of John.[​IMG]
  6. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Located on Rt 20 about 15 miles southeast of Summersville.




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    Historical Marker located on Rt 20 just south of the Post Office.




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    View northbound on Rt 20 through Leivasy. The Post Office is by the flag on the right.



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    The famous Leivasy Post Office.
  7. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the Delilah, United Methodist Church were John Cooke is buried.

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  8. intothenew

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    Saltpeter Caves, rt 122 East of Geenville.

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    Saltpeter, potassium nitrate, was a critical component in black powder production during the day. I have crawled around in these caves when my knees were younger.
  9. pnoman

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    Located on Rt 20 about 20 miles southeast of Summersville. Rt 20 is a nice ride - this was the first time I had ridden this section of the road. I'll be comin' back!




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    Historical Marker located on Rt 20. Side #1 - Northbound - entering Nicholas Co.

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




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    View north on Rt 20, entering Nicholas Co.




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    Same Marker - Side #2. Southbound entering Greenbrier Co.

    For more on Greenbrier County: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia





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    View southbound entering Greenbrier Co.
  10. intothenew

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    This next one was just dedicated this past Saturday. Martha and I were fortunate enough to fall in. The two gentlemen mentioned previously are family members. I will let the pictures, and the obvious dedication of the family speak for itself.

    Mann-Miller/Springfield, 1 mile East of Greenville on rt 122.

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    The family's memorial

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    And located where else but on the waters of Indian Creek.

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    Just an incredible experience.
  11. pnoman

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    Located on Rt 60 about 2 miles west of the Greenbrier Co / Fayette Co line.

    Robert E. Lee was Commander of the Confederate Army in Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. He is one of the most celebrated Generals in American military history.

    This post could be pages and pages long and still not cover all of his life, So, to read all about Gen Robert E. Lee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee




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    Historical Marker located on Rt 60 2 miles west of the Fayette Co / Greenbrier Co line.




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    Some folks obviously took some time and effort to fix up a nice area around the marker.




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    View eastbound on Rt 20.
  12. pnoman

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    Lots of "Old Stone Houses" in West Virginia, eh? (Morgantown, Aurora, Pennsboro, just to name a few). Hey, there are a lot of rocks lying around, you might as well do something with them!

    Located on Rt 60 just a few miles east of the turnoff for Babcock State Park. The house itself is located down a narrow (wide enough for one car and half of a motorcycle :eek1 ) road about 2 miles south of the highway.



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    Historical Marker located on Rt 60 near Hilton Village.




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    View eastbound on Rt 60. The house is located down the road to the right.



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    This was as close as I dared get to the house with Cujo guarding it. :eek1 I couldn't tell if he would have licked me to death if I came closer, or if he would have licked my bones after lunch. I'm not a good judge of character with dogs, so I'll play it safe.
  13. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    With you guys posting a slew of new markers, I was feeling left out. Time's been working against me lately, so it's been hard to get out and ride. I made a short jaunt and picked a few stragglers up that I've been missing.

    First up was Border Heroine along Route 7 at the Junction with CR-39. As you can see, there's a good bit of dirt/mildew on the west facing side.

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    Sounds like a woman I wouldn't like to cross!

    Later,
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  14. intothenew

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    Blockhouse on Indian Creek / Home of Isaac Estill, cr 122 1 mile West of rt 219.

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    A massive and impressive structure for its time, and today. 1999 dedication
  15. WVChrome

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    Next up was the Catawba War Path markers. Yup, plural. Two different markers with two slightly different inscriptions for the same thing!

    The first marker is hidden behind the welcome sign at the Mason-Dixon Historical Park located along CR-39. It was placed in 1996.

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    The second is further up CR-39 (about 1/4 mile) basically in the front yard of a house! I believe it was posted in 1977. I forgot to take note of it, and I can only barely make out the year in the photo.

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    I also confirmed the "End of the Mason-Dixon Survey" marker as missing.

    Later,
    Chrome...
  16. intothenew

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    Cook's Fort, cr 122 West of Greenville.

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    It looks the same on the other side. Bummer.
  17. pnoman

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    Hmmm... Buckeye Road. Anything else interesting on that road?? :D
  18. intothenew

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    He's asleep ain't he.:wink:
  19. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    Next up was a missing marker that I wanted to confirm missing. I was delighted to see that the Statler's Fort marker located along Route 7 had been replaced since the last time I was out! Look at the shiny new paint and 2009 placement date!

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    There is an (open) gated road going into what looks like a farm where the fort may have been, but a kid with a Firebird was pulling out and gave me a good stare while I was taking pictures of the marker. I took that as a sign I shouldn't prod around much.

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    Later,
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  20. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    Wouldn't know anything about that. Probably just dead end's up the holler there. I wouldn't pay it any more attention unless you were really bored.

    Later,
    Chrome...