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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JYY_the-conley-graves_Valley-Head-WV.html
Nearby is the burial place of Darby Conley (Connolly) and members of his family, victims of an Indian attack on this upper Tygart Valley settlement in 1777 ("bloody year of the three sevens"). One headstone marks graves.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JYX_big-lime_Valley-Head-WV.html
The Greenbrier Limestone in this quarry represent the "Big Lime" of the driller. Fish-egg like o├Âlitic zones in the "Big Lime" produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JYQ_bishop-asbury_Huttonsville-WV.html
Bishop Francis Asbury, famed Methodist circuit rider, often visited the Potomac, Tygart's, Greenbrier, and Monongahela Valleys. In 1790, on a journey from Georgia to New England, he preached at cabin of Benjamin Wilson in Tygart's Valley.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JY0_helvetia_Rock-Cave-WV.html
Settled by a group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1869. In addition to farmers and herdsmen, many craftsmen and professionals were among the settlers: stone masons, carpenters and painters; wagon, shoe watch, hat and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JXY_helvetia_Rock-Cave-WV.html
Settled by a group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1869. In addition to farmers and herdsmen, many craftsmen and professionals were among the settlers: stone masons, carpenters and painters; wagon, shoe watch, hat and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JXN_asa-gray-buffalo-indian-trail_Huttonsville-WV.html
Asa Gray. Asa Gray, famous Harvard botanist, discovered plants new to science as he crossed Cheat Mountain by way of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, August 1843. He was one of the original 50 named to New York Hall of Fame. Buffalo-Indian Tr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15IG_phillips-cemetery_Coalton-WV.html
Phillips Cemetery Established as a burial ground for the poor and named for Moses J. Phillips, who was Overseer of the Poor from 1872 to 1877. The oldest known grave is for War of 1812 veteran Dudley A. Gibson. Union and Confederate veterans are b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15IE_jimtown_Coalton-WV.html
Jimtown Formerly known as Fair Hope for one-room school located at the junction of Findley and Yeager Roads circa 1898 to 1953. Later named for James J. "Squire Jim" Phillips (1855-1937), a former Justice of the Peace. During the Civil War, his mo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14BG_cheat-mountain_Huttonsville-WV.html
At the heart of what was then the large state of Virginia, the Allegheny Mountains posed a formidable barrier to settlement and development. Turnpike engineer Claudius Crozet faced the daunting task of designing and building a road over these moun…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14BF_huttonsville_Huttonsville-WV.html
(Preface): On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported that t…
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