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Bethany College, established here in 1840, oldest school of college rank in State. The home and the study of Alexander Campbell, founder, are here. Prof. A. E. Dolbear here perfected parts of the telephone, which Bell used.
R. Richard Renner, M.D. '17
Jennie Steindorf Renner '22
A major grant from the Renner Foundation, which was matched by alumni gifts, made possible, in 1970, the complete remodeling of Bethany House built in 1948. Henry Clay an…
Founded in 1793 by Joseph Doddridge. It is the first Episcopal Church west of the Alleghenies and the oldest continuous worshipping congregation within this religious body in West Virginia. The first church, made of logs, was burned by Indians. Li…
Four flour mills were constructed near Wellsburg in the early 1800s. The first of these mills was built by John Moore in 1800. Moore's son-in-law, Richard Waugh, built the old stone mill in 1824, and the upper mill in 1835. A. M. Buchanan built th…
Here Scots-Irish Alexander Campbell founded a religious movement which he called the Disciples of Christ. In this place Amos Dolbear perfected parts of the telephone, and longtime Speaker of the House "Champ" Clark, Supreme Court …
Watering trough marks location of first Grimes Golden Apple tree, discovered by owner of land, Thomas Grimes, in 1802. Memorial Trough sponsored by the Franklin Country Women's Club in 1922.
The grave of Patrick M.Gass, a sergeant on theLewis and Clark Expeditionand a soldier of the Warof 1812 is located in thiscemetery. His wife Mariais buried beside him.
Placed by the Lewis and Clark TrailHeritage Foundation, assisted by theNatio…
Near here stood Beech BottomFort, which was with Fort Pittand Fort Henry in the groupof posts guarding the westernborders during the Revolutionand its attendant Indian wars.Troops from Fort Pitt helpedgarrison this important fort.
Constructed by John Fowler, 1848-51 with bricks fired on the property. First known as Fowler's Inn, the house provided food and lodging for drovers herding livestock over the Wellsburg-Washington Turnpike to eastern markets. Other services provide…
Born 12 June 1771, Gass served as carpenter for Lewis and Clark. The expedition explored and studied the land, waterways, animal life, natural features and resources of the West. Gass's journal of trip was published in 1807. Soldier in the War of …