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Site of old covered bridge on Staunton & Parkersburg Turnpike built in 1847 by Lemuel Chenoweth (1811-87). Burned during Civil War, he rebuilt it in 1873. Dismantled by state in 1951. Chenoweth's home, built in 1847, is southeast of old bridge site.
Crozet - ChenowethMemorial road to Col. Claudius Crozet, leader in building the Northwestern and the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpikes. Here was the home of Lemuel Chenoweth, who designed and built many wooden bridges in W. Va. which became famou…
Local carpenter, legislator, office-holder, self-educated architect and the state's most famous builder and designer of covered bridges, Lemuel Chenoweth lived in Randolph County his entire life, 1811-1887. Bridges at Barrackville and Philippi are…
Kump HouseHome of Gov. Herman Guy Kump. Built 1924-25, on site of Civil War-era Goddin Tavern. Designed by Clarence Harding of Washington, DC. Eleanor Roosevelt and other notables were guests during 1930s and '40s. Named to National Register in 19…
You are standing at the heart of the first campaign of America's Civil War, looking west toward Rich Mountain. Late in May 1861, Gen. George B. McClellan moved troops across the Ohio River "to secure Western Virginia for the Union" and to protect …
Stephen Benton Elkins. Businessman, politician, co-founder City of Elkins. Born in Ohio, 1841; died in Washington, DC, 1911. Secretary of War, 1891-1893; U.S. Senator from WV, 1895-1911. National figure in Republican Party for more than 30 years. …
Born November 16, 1823, Died March 11, 1916. Benefactor · Philanthropist · Railway Builder. Worked as if he were to live forever. Lives as if he were to die to-morrow.
In memorial to our Marines of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force, Lebanon - 1983. West Virginia — Semper Fidelis Cpl. Mecot Camara, Hinton · Lcpl. Russell Cyzick, Star City · HM2 Marion E. Kees, Martinsburg · Lc…
Named for Senator Stephen B. Elkins. Home of Senator Henry G. Davis. Headquarters for the Monongahela National Forest. Near site of Friend's Fort, built 1772. Old Seneca Indian Trail crosses the campus of Davis and Elkins College.
The Greenbrier Limestone in the quarry represents the "Big Lime and Big Injun Sand" of the driller. Fish-egg like (o?litic) zones in the "Big Lime" and the basal sandy formation, the "Big Injun," produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia.