The Cockayne Farm / Samuel A.J. Cockayne Historical

The Cockayne Farm / Samuel A.J. Cockayne Historical (HM1XBX)

Location: Glen Dale, WV 26038 Marshall County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.562', W 80° 45.269'

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Side A
The Cockayne Farm
The Cockayne farmhouse was built by Bennett Cockayne around 1850. His son Samuel A.J. was renowned as a sheep breeder. Dubbed Glendale by Samuel's wife Hannah, the farm was the namesake for Glen Dale when it was incorporated in 1924. In 1965, much of the farm was sold to make way for John Marshall High School. The farmhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Side B
Samuel A.J. Cockayne
Born in 1841, Samuel A.J. Cockayne raised purebred, fine-wooled American Merino sheep in Marshall County. He gained prominence in his field when he won the first prize at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia for the quality of wool produced on his farm. In 1879, he helped form the Wool Growers and Sheep Breeders Association in the state, serving as treasurer.
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByMarshall County Historical Society, West Virginia Archives & History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 520974 N 4421426
Decimal Degrees39.94270000, -80.75448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.562', W 80° 45.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 33.72" N, 80° 45' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1163-1299 US-250, Glen Dale WV 26038, US
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