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West Virginia Historical Markers
Description:
A great source of pride in West Virginia's fascinating state and local history, the Mountain State's historical highway markers have attracted the interest and attention of young and old for some 65 years. The purpose of this category is to pay tribute to the history reflected in the markers in West Virginia.
Expanded Description:
Historical Markers were implemented in West Virginia in 1937, during the Great Depression, to encourage tourism. The West Virginia Commission on Historic and Scenic Markers worked with the State Road Commission, Works Progress Administration, and Federal Emergency Relief Administration to place 440 markers during the first year alone. After World War II, markers were placed at the sites of most state-run facilities and schools. The West Virginia Historic Commission took over the program in 1963. Since the late 1960s, the program has been managed by the West Virginia State Archives, which is today part of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History.
Instructions for Posting a West Virginia Historical Markers Waymark:
1. The waymark must be an official West Virginia Historic Marker, erected by the authority of the state, a municipality, college, or similar authority. It should be along a highway, in a highway rest area, or some other similar setting.
2. Each marker must include a photo you have taken of the marker. Additional photos showing you or your GPS with the marker and the area or the place commemorated by the marker would be great, but not required. Please do not use pictures from other sites without prior permission.
3. In the "long description" field, please include a brief description of the purpose for the marker. What happened here? You can enter the marker text, or summarize it, or use your own words.
4. The text of a marker usually only hints at the depth of the history behind it. Try doing a Google search on the subject matter of the marker, and if you find a good website, include a link in the optional field provided.

The minimum requirements to be approved as a West Virginia Historical Marker are:

  • The marker text must be accurate.
  • The marker location must be accurate.
  • The marker must be a state, county, or local roadside historical marker.
  • The picture must be of high enough quality to where the words on the marker can be read.
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    West Virginia Historical MarkersWillow Wall

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    Home of McNeill family used during Civil War.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/19/2022

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersCampbell Tarr

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    A brief history of Campbell Tarr

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 5/30/2022

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersIsaac H. Duval

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    A brief history of Isaac H. Duval

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 5/30/2022

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersOriskany~Helderberg

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    Oriskany sandstone and Helderberg limestone have produced over a trillion cubic of gas in West Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 3/31/2022

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersFort Fuller / Capture of New Creek

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    A double sided sign, Fort Fuller built in 1862 and the capture of 700 Union soldiers at Fort Fuller.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 3/31/2022

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersCivil War Nurses

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    The first Catholic nursing sisters in Wheeling.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersThe Athenaeum

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    A short history of the largest building in Wheeling.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersWoman's Aid Societies

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    Women helping during the civil war.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersVillage of Power / Windsor Power Plant

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    A two sided sign telling us about the village built to house the workers and about the nearby power plant.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersFirst State Capitol

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    First state Capitol Building of West Virginia

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersCamp Carlile

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    Fist West Virginia Inf. Volunteers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersChristopher Q. Tompkins / Gauley Mount

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    A two sided sign that gives a short history of Christopher Q. Tompkins and his nearby home.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 9/4/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersHarpers Ferry Historic District - Harpers Ferry, WV

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    A unique West Virginia state historical marker in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 8/17/2021

    last visited: 9/12/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersWest Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County

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    A two sided sign telling us when West Virginia was formed and from where Mercer County was formed.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 8/3/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersGordon Battelle

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    Gordon Battelle was a delegate to state's first Constitutional Convention in 1861.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 7/16/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersWest Virginia Flying Corps

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    West Virginia's first military air field.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 7/16/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersBeckley Mill

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    A list of owners of the Beckley Mill.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 7/13/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersWilliam L. "Mudwall" Jackson

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    Born in Clarksburg in 1825 and was promoted to brigadier general in 1864.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 7/11/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersFort Boreman

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    Built in 1863 on Mount Logan it was never attacked.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 7/11/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersHancock County / State of Ohio

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    Tells where Hancock County was formed from and named after. Tells when Ohio was admitted to the union.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/18/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersFeeding The Confederacy

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    Charles Calfee sold products to the south during the Civil War.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 5/17/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersSpicer Patrick

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    Spicer Patrick became the first Speaker of the House in WV.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 4/12/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersWilliam H. Davis

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    Booker T. Washington was one of William H. Davis students.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 4/12/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersGeorge W. Summers

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    Summers County WV was named in honor of George W. Summers

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 4/12/2021

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersSkirmish At The Curry Farm

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    A short description of the brief skirmish here.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 3/16/2021

    last visited: never

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