WV Historical Markers - Let's Find All 700

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  1. pnoman

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    Located on Rt 60 in Cedar Grove.


    From the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pratt/Kanawha Co website.

    Virginia’s Chapel, “The Little Brick Church” is located in Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Cedar Grove was the first settlement in the Kanawha Valley. Salt industrialist William Tompkins came to the Kanawha Valley in 1815. His wife was the former Rachel Grant, daughter of Revolutionary War Captain Noah Grant. Her brother was Jesse Grant, father of President Ulysses S. Grant.

    The Tompkins had 10 children. Virginia's Chapel was built as a graduation present from William Tompkins to his eldest daughter, Virginia. Virginia married Presbyterian minister John Brown. Some of their descendants still live in the Kanawha Valley.

    In 1912 a bell tower was added to the chapel. In the early 1900s Forrest Hull painted the mural on the wall behind the pulpit in the chapel.

    Members in the Cedar Grove and Glasgow areas used the chapel until the chapel could no longer accommodate its membership size. Each community built their respective churches with the last built in 1931. The church was used for weddings and funerals over the next two decades and began to deteriorate.

    On June 16, 1952, the 100<SUP>th</SUP> Birthday Celebration of Virginia’s Chapel was observed. For the occasion, the Reverend Homer Cummings wrote the song “The Old Brick Church by the Side of The Road.”

    In 1979 restoration funds were received from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History Preservation Office, other state and county offices, local businesses and private donations. The restoration was completed in 1980. On January 1, 1994, the Virginia Chapel Foundation, Inc. was chartered for the purpose of providing perpetual care to Virginia’s Chapel.


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    Historical Marker located in front of the church.



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    Same marker - side #2



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    View of the marker and church




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    Plaque on the front of the church.
  2. pnoman

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    Yet another Historical Marker recognizing this march.



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    Historical Marker located on Rt 60 at the junction with CR 81/12 at the west end of town.



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    Three, three, three markers in one (stop). First on the far right is the Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker, in the middle (just behind my bike) is the First Settlers Marker, and barely visible in the trees ahead is the Historic Church Marker.
  3. pnoman

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    Located on Rt 60 in Shrewsbury, about 8 - 10 miles east of Charleston

    I came up dry on biographical data on W.H. Edwards, but there are plenty of lists of his scientific studies. I'm not sure if this is the Jonathan Edwards referred to on the marker, but click here to read more about this famous theologian.


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    Historical Marker located along Rt 60 in Shrewsbury.



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    Same Marker, Side #2


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    View eastbound on Rt 60.
  4. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Mike, as I was looking through the many posts of the markers, I was wondering if you had any history on who cast the signs? State? Contracted out?

    Just curious.
  5. pnoman

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    bumblebike shared this website way back on Post #264. Took me a while to look through and find it again so I could give him credit.

    http://www.sewahstudios.com/about.htm
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    Much thanks. That was before my time. :-)
  7. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Booker T. Washington Homeplace marker.
    Located on CR60/12 Belle Rand Rd, Malden.

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    The sign hanging at the house reads:
    West Virginia State University
    Booker T. Washington Complex

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Burning Springs marker located on Rt60/CR60/13 Burning Springs Rd.

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This looks to be part of something...not sure if it had anything to do with the Burning Spring marker. A small steam is below, hiden by the brush.

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Camp Piatt marker located on Old Rt60, West Belle.

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Camp Piatt:
    &#65279;Civil War camp named for Col. Abraham Piatt, Ohio Zouaves. Its strategic location on the James River & Kanawha Turnpike and the Kanawha River aided Union troops guarding the Kanawha Valley and patrolling western Virginia. Future U.S. presidents, Rutherford Hayes and William McKinley of the 23rd Ohio,were stationed here in 1863 (Waymark)

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    The Courthouse is located on Kanawha Blvd.
    A very large stone building, takes up the whole block!
    I have three photos showing the entire courthouse.

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    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the Charleston marker located on the other side of the road from the courthouse on Kanawha Blvd.

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  16. WVChrome

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    Maybe a covert operation is needed to restore the marker? Or should we follow the diplomatic approach. I'm afraid I'm aware of a similar situation, also in Kanawha County with another marker.

    Later,
    Chrome...
  17. DipStick

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    This photo shows a partical side view of the courthouse.

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    Marker is located at the Daniel Boone Park on Rt60.

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    CRAIK-PATTON HOUSE
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

    The Craik-Patton House, an outstanding example of American Greek Revival architecture, was built near the Kanawha River by James Craik in 1834. Known then as "Elm Grove," the house has been carefully restored and authentically furnished by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of West Virginia. Today the house reflects much of the history of southern West Virginia.
    Between 1834 and 1846, "Elm Grove" was home to James Craik and Juliet Shrewsbury Craik and their seven children. In 1858, George Smith Patton and his family purchased the home for $2,900 from Isaac Reed who resided there during the 1850s.
    James Craik came as a young man to the Kanawha Valley, having inherited land near Charleston from his grandfather, Dr. James Craik, personal physician and close friend of George Washington. Mr. Craik began his career as a lawyer and a farmer, and later became the fourth rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Charleston. Following a call to Christ Church in Louisville, he moved his growing family to Kentucky, where he built a home he called "Kanawha."
    Colonel George Smith Patton organized and led the Kanawha Riflemen, which became part of the 22nd Virginia Infantry in the Confederate Army. He was wounded in action and died at the 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia, in 1864. His widow and children moved to California shortly before the end of the Civil War. Colonel Patton was grandfather to General George S. Patton of World War II fame.
    Originally located on Virginia Street, the Craik-Patton House was moved to Lee Street in the early twentieth century. In the 1970s, as part of the nation's Bicentennial celebration, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of West Virginia acquired the house and moved it to Daniel Boone Park.
    The Craik-Patton House, once slated for demolition, has been carefully reconstructed in a serene riverside setting appropriate to its original location and is furnished to reflect the life and history of its early owners. Visitors to the Craik-Patton House may tour the house, well house, herb and boxwood gardens. The House is located adjacent to Daniel Boone Park on Kanawha Boulevard East which offers picnic facilities, boating, fishing, and a beautiful view of the Kanawha River.
    For more information:
    Craik-Patton House
    PO Box 175
    Charleston, WV 25321
    Phone: 304-925-5341
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