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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PUA_town-of-clendenin_Clendenin-WV.html
Area at confluence of Elk and Big Sandy rivers settled late 1700s; town laid out 1877 by W. Chilton; Incorp. May 1904; L. V. Koontz first mayor. Main industries: timber, coal, oil, gas, and railroad, after 1893. South, at Falling Rock Creek, was f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LO4_malden-booker-t-washington-homeplace_Charleston-WV.html
Marker Front: Malden Early salt-making industry that was centered here peaked in the 1850s. In 1755, Mary Ingles and Betty Draper made salt for their Indian captors here at "Buffalo Salt Licks." John Dickinson bought the site in 1785. Wells sunk…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LO3_the-new-deal-in-your-community_Charleston-WV.html
Kanawha Boulevard has gone by various names throughout history. The Boulevard was known as Front Street when "Charles Town" was chartered in 1794. Through the years, it has been called First Street, Water Street and Kanawha Street prior to being r…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JIZ_st-albans-covered-bridge_Saint-Albans-WV.html
Located at the site of the crossing of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike and Coal River. Covered Toll Bridge, built 1831 by Phillip Thompson and James Teays, replaced a ferry which operated in the same location. Bridge, one of the longest in we…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JIY_george-washington_Saint-Albans-WV.html
Acquired 2,000 acres of this land by a patent dated April 12, 1784, issued to him by Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia. Washington obtained this tract upon a survey made by John Floyd, April 18, 1784 with a land warrant issued to Charles …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JIX_west-virginia-state-university_Dunbar-WV.html
First public black college in state founded in 1891 as West Virginia Colored Institute. In 1927 was first fully accredited black land-grant college in US. In 1915, became West Virginia Collegiate Institute; in 1929, West Virginia State College. In…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JIW_indian-mound-mounds-earthworks_Dunbar-WV.html
Indian Mounds Here in the Shawnee Reservation is found an Indian mound which was probably excavated in 1884 by the Smithsonian Institution. The results of the archaeologists' work suggest that the mound was built between A.D. 1 and 500 by the H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JIV_andrew-charles-lewis-march_Dunbar-WV.html
The nearby highway is part of route traversing W. Va. from Lewisburg to Point Pleasant memorialized by the state to commemorate the march of the American Colonial army of 1,200 men led by Andrew & Charles Lewis. After a month's march this army def…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GG4_samuel-shrewsbury-house_Belle-WV.html
House built circa 1810 by Samuel Shrewsbury (1763-1855) on a 704 acre tract of land received from Colonel John Dickinson. Sandstone and hewn hardwood logs used in construction were obtained locally from the land. Shrewsbury, a revolutionary soldie…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GG2_rev-ruffners-grave_Charleston-WV.html
In cemetery nearby is grave of Dr. Henry Ruffner, eminent theologian and writer, called father of Presbyterianism in the Kanawha region. After his ministry, he became head of Washington College, Lexington, Va. Wrote Ruffner Pamphlet.
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