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. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    The Jackson county markers are nice & new and silver. The mason county ones are rough.

    I looked for the Lakin Hospital marker and couldnt find it. They tore down the old hospital so the sign might have gotten the axe too. Unless its over near the guard shack at the new hospital.

    I plan on getting more this weekend as well.
  2. Some Mook

    Some Mook Goin' Down Slow

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    Wyoming County, WV 16, Itmann

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    First marker I've noticed with a 'dedication' on it

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    If you are traveling WV 16 through Itmann, you cannot miss this marker!

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    More information on Issac T. Mann. (Chrome, you might be interested in this, there is a U.S.S West Virginia connection to the Mann family)
  3. Some Mook

    Some Mook Goin' Down Slow

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    Wyoming County, WV 16, next to muninciple building.


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    Read about it here.
  4. Some Mook

    Some Mook Goin' Down Slow

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  5. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    It's taken me awhile to get these up. Life just can't seem to slow down. Anyway, here are the markers I snagged during our visit to the Capitol.

    The Indian Mound marker is located in South Charleston along Route 60 at the mound (kinda hard to miss it.)

    Unfortunately, the marker is gone, possibly for refinishing? You can see where the pole is still standing.

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    And here is a shot of the mound itself.

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    Later,
    Chrome...
  6. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    Next stop on the way home was the Ordnance Plant marker located along Route 60 1.4 miles west of Exit 56 (Montrose Drive) and 0.6 miles east of Exit 54 (Dunbar) on I-64.

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    I don't know how the Indian Mound got mentioned on this marker. Seems a little odd to me.

    Later,
    Chrome...
  7. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    The next marker was the Morgan's Kitchen Museum marker. It's one that I've passed literally thousands of times and always found interesting. It's located in St. Albans along Rt. West (MacCorkle Ave), 1.8 miles east of Sattes Bridge.

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    Chrome...
  8. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    Check this marker out! One of the oldest and deepest stratified sites of the Early Archaic period is located in St. Albans, West Virginia! How cool is that. Not a lot around to look at, but just think how it must've been way back when (10,000 years ago) to live in West Virginia. Wonder if they knew back then that they were living in what would become the best state in the Union?

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    Later,
    Chrome...
  9. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    The Nitro/Military Survey is located on WV25 in Kanawha county just east of the Sattes Bridge. It's almost exactly across the river from the last marker I posted.

    My pawpaw worked for Monsanto, later Allied, back in the day. He was a First Class Repairman and welder, although he routinely had to pull shifts in the chemical areas. Primarily he worked with HF acid and asbestos! Imagine doing that today!

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    Later,
    Chrome...
  10. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Raleigh Rt 19 & 16

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  11. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Fayette Rt19 & 16

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  12. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Fayette Rt41 at Prince.

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  13. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Raleigh Rt41 at Prince.

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  14. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Listed as missing.
    Raleigh Rt 61 (not far from Prince, 41 intersects with 61).

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  15. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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  16. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Located on Rt41.

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  17. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    The following miners were killed in the Layland Mine Explosion,
    Layland, West Virginia, on March 2, 1915. These miners were immigrants
    from Italy and other European Countries. All are buried in the
    St. Mary's Cemetery in Hinton, West Virginia.
    BENGIG, Andy; died Mar. 2, 1915
    BENGIG, George; died Mar. 2, 1915
    CAROLLO, Salvatore; born Dec. 25, 1887, died Mar. 2, 1915,
    age 27 y, 6m, 5d, born in Corini, Italia.
    GIAPANNO, Antonio; born Nov. 15, 1882, died Mar. 2, 1915
    GIOVINE, Nella; died Mar. 2, 1915, age 29
    GREGOVITCH, Andrea; died Mar. 2, 1915
    LIGGIERI, Mimichile; born Dec. 15, 1899?, died Mar. 2, 1915,
    born Corini, Italia
    MARGIANO, Carlo; died Mar. 2, 1915
    MARINUCCI, Giuseppa; died Mar. 2, 1915
    MORIGI, Paolo; born Nov. 15, 1877, died Mar. 2, 1915, born
    Corini, Italia
    PLESHA, Steve; died Mar. 2, 1915
    POTAIN, Andy; died Mar. 2, 1915
    SCOLOCITZ, Louis; died Mar. 2, 1915
    SOVIC, Frank; died Mar. 2, 1915, age 28y
    SPOLORIC, Toni; died Mar. 2, 1915
    ZUFFINETTI, Carlo; born Dec. 13, 1878, died Mar. 2, 1915,
    born Italia
    [Information taken from the
    Summers County Historical Society Cemetery
    Book
    , published 1996.]


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  18. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    Mason County- Lost Colony- RT35 in Southside-3 mi North of Putnam county line. Its actually at the Southside Community Center about 9 miles north of the county line.

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  20. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    I also looked for the General McCausland marker that is supposed to be 1/2 mile north of the putnam line on Rt35. I couldnt find it. There is still a really old farm house at the 1/2-3/4 mile area that I think is the McCausland farm. The produce stand is gone, but there is still a McCausland produce stand sign. I was going to stop at the house & ask or see if the marker is at the house but the drive way is gated.